The Primary Axiom of MY FAITH as Revealed in the Greatest Commandment FOR ALL LIFE

The Liturgy of the Word in Church today connected more dots of meaning and understanding to all life than I could have imagined. It has implications for all of us as many of us proclaim in our Constitutions to be One Nation under God and lose sight of the Primary Axiom of our Faith that has been revealed to us in our Judeo-Christian Scriptures. The epiphany which I had in church today was that the Primary Axiom of my Faith resonated very well without conflict and contradiction with the Primary Axiom of Life-Value which has become the cognitive engine of my life-grounded spiritual growth and development. And what I have grown to realize, from this life-grounded lens, is that the Word of God is in truth and in fact infallible, but where we fall short and become fallible is in the interpretation of this Word and its application to the embodied flowerings of all of our felt side of being, thoughts and actions as manifested in all of our life’s beings, becomings and doings. Read More

The mandala of health: a model of the human ecosystem | Prof Trevor Hancock (1985)

IN RECENT years a major transformation in the understanding of health and disease has taken place. The emphasis has shifted from a simplistic, reductionist cause-and-effect view of the medical model to a complex, holistic, interactive, hierarchic systems view known as an ecologic model. That shift may be so profound as to constitute a paradigm shift or a change in the collective mind set and world view regarding what the rules are and what is possible.1

An ecologic model of human health is consistent with the broad field of human ecology, which is “the study of the interactions of man and human society with the environment. It is concerned with the philosophy and quality of life in relation to the development of biological and geological resources, of urban and rural settlements, of industry and technology and of education and culture.”2(p1)

To paraphrase Pierre Dansereau,3 human ecology is the study of the issues that lie at the intersection of environment and culture. Public health lies within the broad field of human ecology.4 A public health model of the human ecosystem, such as the one that follows, helps greatly to clarify the interaction of culture with environment within the context of the holistic, interactive, and hierarchic nature of health. Read More

Seeding, Feeding and Weeding our Physical, Mental and Social Gardens of LIFE | WINNFM – OPERATION ROOM August 21 2018

On August 21st, 2018, I was invited on Dwyer Astaphan’s Operation Rescue Radio Talkshow on Winn FM 98.9 to discuss a wide range of issues that deal with the health of individuals and society. I have used the definition from the Wold Health Organization as the base for the discussion. Also I have used the… Read More

“Design for human and planetary health: a transdisciplinary approach to sustainability” by Daniel Christian Wahl

Reproduced from: https://hackernoon.com/design-for-human-and-planetary-health-a-transdisciplinary-approach-to-sustainability-e83ed741c63d Design for human and planetary health: a transdisciplinary approach to sustainability WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Vol 99, © 2006 WIT Press, ISSN 1743–3541 (on-line) D. C. Wahl, Centre for the Study of Natural Design, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK Abstract This paper explores various integrative frameworks that are contributing to… Read More

WAYS OF UNIVERSAL LIFE: THE TAO, HUMAN HEARTEDNESS, AND ZEN JESUS by Prof John McMurtry

WAYS OF UNIVERSAL LIFE: THE  TAO, HUMAN HEARTEDNESS, AND ZEN JESUS Keywords: aesthetic, being and non-being, body, Chuang Tzu, Confucianism, death, desires, Five Relations, good and evil, First Peoples, human nature, human heartedness, Jesus, koans, Legalism, Lao tzu, life needs/necessities, life-coherence principle, love, male/female, Mencius, Mo Tzu, mind, money, Nature, Neo-Confucianism, principles, propriety, self-other, subjectivist… Read More

‘Introduction to Liology’ by Jeremy Lent

Reproduced from: http://www.liology.org/presentations.html Introduction to Liology This presentation was given by Liology Institute founder, Jeremy Lent, to a Liology Gathering in Nicasio, CA, in September 2013.  It’s a great way to get an a basic understanding of liology in less than half an hour. The Principles of the Practice of Liology This video offers a deeper… Read More

Watch “David Korten: From Serving Money to Serving Life: A Sacred Story for Our Time” on YouTube

Published on May 5, 2015 When we get our story wrong, we get our future wrong.  Much like the Trans-Pacific Partnership “trade deal”, everything we are told about capitalism and our economy is a pack of lies.  Time for a new story, says preeminent scholar and critic of corporate globalization, David Korten, the best-selling author… Read More

A Resetting of our Life-Dysfunctional Cultural Value Systems to the Life-Valued Ground via The Three Horizons Framework

As a biological and cultural species, we are ultimately grounded to the life-supporting systems of our planet and that of our societies, respectively. We are ultimately anchored to these life-supporting systems and are able to survive and thrive by the necessary and sufficient provisioning of the universal human life necessities as explained in Professor John’s… Read More

“Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development” by Charles Eisenstein

Reproduced from: https://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/our-new-happy-life-by-charles-eisentstein Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development by Charles Eisenstein May 7, 2018 In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the protagonist, Winston, seems to notice that the ration has gone… Read More