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    by Published on 01-30-2013 02:26 PM  Number of Views: 410 
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    The cover picture on the book is a photograph of a parasitic cuckoo chick removing an indigenous egg from the nest of a dunnock. Cuckoos do not make nests. They lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, one egg per nest. When the cuckoo chick hatches, it instinctively pushes all other eggs or chicks out of the nest and demands all the food for itself. Globalisation operates in a similar way to the cuckoo chick.

    In today's world, globalisation is a word that describes the ubiquitous spread of multinational corporations and their influence into every region and every country. Those who oppose globalisation today point to the damage it is doing to the natural environment, to cultural heritage and to biological diversity. They argue that it is neither transparent nor ...
    by Published on 04-29-2012 05:10 PM  Number of Views: 914 
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    2. Christianity,
    3. Spiritual Emergence,
    4. Transformation
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    Is it our imagination or is it prayer? It is, (drum roll please), both! The only condition is that both must arise from the deeper, higher, infinite mind of the heart and not the limited mind of the lower nature. The old way of praying was a rote recitation, or mindless repetition of a prayer given to us from an external source, to a separate God outside ourselves. The old way of prayer was asking for material objects, or qualities that were thought to be external to us, that once attained would bring that ever-illusory happiness.

    We prayed for something external to fix something we thought was broken. For the most part we didn’t even know we had an “inside” as our world consisted of only what we could see, feel, taste, hear or experience with our five ...
    by Published on 06-15-2011 11:10 AM     Number of Views: 1270 
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    2. Christianity

    One of my favorite sayings is … ‘there is a light and shadow to every way of being’. Making distinctions is useful, especially in coaching. Reducing complexity helps make decisions easier, facilitating choice and action. Too often we engage in muddy thinking and clarity is often a welcomed gift.

    When making distinctions, what is also true is that we can take it to an extreme. In psychology, this type of behavior is called black and white thinking. In simplistic terms, it is believing that there are only two options or two states of being, black and its polar opposite, white. The gray space between the two poles is either ignored or denied.

    It is the shadow of black/white thinking that concerns me the most. If we examine this way of being from a logical perspective, it would fit into the category of “false dilemma”. It is the assumption that there are only two answers to every question; a false choice. Unfortunately, ...