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It is better to explore within
We were apes before we spoke of sin
The cosmos sits on the tip of a pin
- Sheryl Crow
Holonics is simply a way of putting words to an idea. The only unfamiliar
aspect is the word holon. It means something that is a whole and a part
at the same time. How can that be? You are a whole person, and a part
of humanity at the same time. Your heart is an organ in its own right,
and a part of your human body at the same time. You are yourself and a
part of nature at the same time. I like the image of a carpet woven from
many different colours of thread, each thread is separate and different,
together they create multicoloured image of its own.
Under the title of holonics I have collated big picture ideas, the theories
of everything, to be a simple guide to our behaviour as individuals, communities,
society, species. For me, it has been an articulation of why we do what
we do. It helps me to know myself and to control my will. It helps me
to choose a path of happiness. It is a simple framework, though at first
might seem unfamiliar. A holonic framework is well adapted as a guide
for life, work and play, because it is flexible, adaptable to different
situations, empirically proven and intuitive. Once you see the big picture
feelings can take over from words and you know what is the right things
to do and the right way to do it.
No one is perfect. Everyone is different. But you can be more comfortable
in your choices, in your approach to life and in your success. You live
life and become happy.
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meaning life, and mimesis,
meaning to imitate) is an ancient concept recently returning to
scientific thought that examines nature,
its models, systems, processes, and elements— and emulates
or takes inspiration from them to solve human problems sustainably.
Scientific and engineering literature often uses the term Biomimetics
for the process of understanding and applying biological principles
to human designs. Biomimicry
Earth Charter The Earth
Charter calls for shared responsibility for all humanity and
all living things in a declaration of principles for a just, sustainable,
and peaceful world. The four pillars are: Respect and Care
for the Community of Life; Ecological Integrity; Social and Economic
Justice; Democracy, Nonviolence, and Peace.
How good life is - compared with
the 1500s! Read about it here.
stands for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability. Consumers
who value health, the environment, social justice, personal development
and sustainable living are shifting consumption patterns rapidly.
Over $ 200 billion is spent every year in this area by U.S. consumers
Also check out Hazel
Henderson - global advisor on development;
New Environmentalist -
Picture Video Selection. 5 minute music videos to full
length features. See the menu here.
with your wallet - all your consumption decisions change the world,
and how your investments are managed is a big part of that.
Globally responsible initiatives in asset allocation have so far
proved to be beneficial: better risk
return profiles - "go green
to get the green"
Globally Responsible Behaviour
- a term first coined by paleoentologist Pierre
Teilhard de Chardin
in the early 1900s it has been developed and supported by great
modern thinkers like Vladimir Verdansky, Julian Huxley and Mikhail
engineering - not necessarily
the future, but certainly an option ... a virtual reality greatly
influenced by bio synthetic chemicals and genetic engineering.
Menchu Tum, Other Nobel Peace Laureates Release Johannesburg Declaration
- Sept. 02, 2002
Nations Environment Programme - UNEP
Assessment Institute set up by
Lomborg - the skeptical environmentalist who
cautions about statistical interpretation.
Truths and Fresh Start: a seminal article by Dr Don
Beck describing the roots of the problems of violence in the
middle east and a solution.
Everlasting Misery: an impassioned plea for peace outlining
the complex history of the region by Johnny Couchman.
OK! That was it. The war is over.
Now lets cooperate to settle our differences.
Whatever happens, its not us versus them, we all win or lose.
Look After Earth
Case for A GM-Free Sustainable World
by the Independent Science Panel
sponsored by the Institute of Science in Society and Third World
Network in June 2003, in .pdf.
The Independent Science Panel
(ISP) on GM - launched 10 May 2003 at a public conference in London
attended by the then UK environment minister Michael Meacher and
200 other participants - consists of dozens of prominent scientists
from seven countries, spanning the disciplines of agroecology,
agronomy, biomathematics, botany, chemical medicine, ecology,
histopathology, microbial ecology, molecular genetics, nutritional
biochemistry, physiology, toxicology and virology.
A passionate monologue on the bird flu scare: Atchoo
by Rosita Sweetman.
the big picture
the good, the bad and the ugly in pictures
photos sponsored by UN.
Big Picture - videos etc
to make a difference .
Pratchett - modern day philosopher whose
humour reveals humanity. His writing quality has been compared
with Dickens' and he is the best selling author of this era. In fact!
say it all ...
Fooling in Finance
how we spend and invest makes our world.
finance notes, ...