In my previous blog article entitled, What does it profit humanity to know the unit-price of everything and the life-value of nothing?, I introduced Professor John McMurtry’s groundbreaking book, The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure, where he explains in detail why our present social, political and economic operating systems are life-disabling and not life-enabling, which is very much surprising as all of our world views, belief systems, theories, models and paradigms, whatever you want to call them, are human constructs discovered by sentient living human beings. So what went wrong?
Could it be that we had tunnel vision, and lacked focus, and were life-blind and thus unable to see the unity of all life in all of its manifestations, and hence we were unable to see the full spectrum of the light to guide us on the exalted path of the way, the truth and the life? Could it be that we lacked the breadth of sight, the depth of vision, and the rods and cones of discernment to guide us through?
What I would like to now share with you are three TED talks that have served for me and I hope will also serve for you as cures for that lack of breadth, that lack of depth, and that lack of discernment of it all, respectively. As Deepak Chopra constantly reminds us, we are all doing the best we can, given our level of awareness, appreciation and understanding of our predicaments. I am hoping that a better awareness, appreciation and understanding of the breadth, depth and discernment of the multifaceted nature of our LIFE CAPITAL would help to bring out the best in us – in helping us to gravitate to all that is good, beautiful and true in the world.
I have no doubt you would be able to see crystal clearly how our LIFE CAPITAL is the PATTERN THAT CONNECTS “from above so below,” from “the alpha to the omega,” from “immanence to transcendence,” and ultimately to the revelation of the “inter-beingness and interconnectedness” of all things. IN OTHER WORDS, TO APPRECIATE, IN AWE AND WONDER, THE ONENESS, THE UNITY, THE BENEVOLENCE, THE OMNISCIENCE, AND OMNIPOTENCE OF OUR LIFE CAPITAL!!
So sit back and take it all in!! Namaste!!
TEDxMarrakesh – Elisabet Sahtouris – East & West in our Global Family
Elisabet Sahtouris (PhD) is a Greek-American internationally acclaimed evolution biologist, futurist, author and speaker living in Spain. With a post-doctoral degree at the American Museum of Natural History, she taught at MIT and the University of Massachusetts, contributed to the NOVA-Horizon TV series, is a fellow of the World Business Academy, advisor to Ethical Markets and member of the World Wisdom Council. Her venues include the World Bank, UN, Boeing, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, South African Rand Bank, Caux Round Table, Tokyo International Forum, the governments of Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands, Sao Paulo business schools and State of the World Forums. She is author of EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution; A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us; and Biology Revisioned with Willis Harman.
Nicholas Christakis: The hidden influence of social networks
We’re all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits — from happiness to obesity — can spread from person to person, showing how your location in the network might impact your life in ways you don’t even know.
Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations
Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities — that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city’s population. In this mind-bending talk from TEDGlobal he shows how it works and how similar laws hold for organisms and corporations.