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Am I enough?

Long view of hills disappearing in the mist

Am I enough? I am. I exist. And that is enough. I am learning and loving and giving and serving. It is never enough. It just is. Enough implies a destination, a limit, an arrival. But the journey is endless. And we are limitless. There can be no enough— It's too restrictive. There is only [...]

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Taking the Smile Challenge

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I'm taking on the Smile Challenge at Our Prosperous World:  smile at someone new every day for a week. The other day I was waiting for the streetcar and it started drizzling. A young couple walked up and the woman started miming windshield wipers with her fingers. I chuckled and asked, "For your glasses?" We [...]

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three teenage boys - smiling in the rain

Why are teenagers important? Just look at all their energy and creativity! What if that energy was directed toward real problems they, and others, face? For much of our history as a human race, we've needed our young people. Traditional societies have rites of passage, where an individual moves from childhood to adulthood. When this [...]

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#ProsperousPlanet

field of crocus

How do we create a unifying, global vision for the prosperity of all humankind? How do we create a vision of well-being for every man, woman and child on the planet? Clearly, our present strategy isn't working—right now we are on autopilot. We  consume the earth's resources to make massive quantities of cheap goods that [...]

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Close up of blueberries ripening on the bush

This is the second (and last) post following the November 22 Prosperity Discussion, where a few people got together to Start a Vision Discussion. We began with the quote below and focused on really listening to each other and letting go of our views once we'd expressed them, offering them to the group as a [...]

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screen shot of Four Worlds International Institute website

At the Paris climate talks today, The Four Worlds International Institute is issuing an urgent call to all human beings on the planet to address the critical needs of Mother Earth. Take the time to read it—this message is for each one of us. The time is now. Critical State of Our Mother Earth! COP21 [...]

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Close up of leaf buds

On November 22, a few people got together to Start a Vision Discussion. We began with the quote below and focused on really listening to each other and letting go of our views once we'd expressed them, offering them to the group as a whole. Essentially, we were practicing the art of consultation. There were [...]

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Starting a Vision Discussion

Artist's rendering of a network of light

Last Sunday, a group of us got together to start discussing this idea of a global, unifying vision for the prosperity of humankind. I'll be posting the insights from that discussion over the next weeks. Today I want to talk about how to begin. How do we start this conversation about vision? It's one that [...]

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Listening

view of coconut tree from below

In doing these interviews on prosperity, I’m learning so much about listening. This American culture knows a lot about talking, but not so much about listening. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to describe what I’m learning. This morning the words started to flow. It’s like stepping into someone else’s world for a [...]

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headshot of Kathy LeMay

Interview with Kathy LeMay: With an indomitable spirit and a keen sense of justice, Kathy LeMay has been tackling social change from a very early age. She challenges the old definitions of philanthropy and makes it accessible to everyone. Down-to-earth and clear-sighted, she really is the embodiment of “everybody matters.” Here is her story…

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