A call for Re-HUMANIZATION
Time for you to answer it.
When technologies and advancements that were originally intended to serve humanity cause us to become BLIND TO HUMANITY, we need to make a commitment to restoring our emotional connection for the sake of human dignity. It’s a top priority.
Awareness of Awareness
Are we even aware of when we have completely lost ourselves to the DARK SIDE?
It all starts when we make a firm decision to GROW…whatever the cost. But here is where it gets tricky: We cannot grow unless we identify the behaviors that need improvement. We cannot identify our behaviors unless we are willing to truly see our shortcomings.
And most of us are not.
Why should I have to behave with kindness and empathy when everybody else gets to be mean and nasty?
Because hate begets hate.
And when you do what everyone else is doing, you are part of the problem.
And it’s an indication that you are on your way to losing the ability to think for yourself.
And you must call upon your courageousness before it disappears forever.
And you have the ability to cultivate a new culture by learning how to eliminate violent communication and practicing a more positive way of interacting with each other.
If you want to know more about how you can be a part of the solution, you will not want to miss the first 10 minutes of the show today.
On Today’s Show
A Zen Legacy, Take 2
You may remember a couple of weeks ago, I had attempted to interview Anne and Joan Watts. Due to some technical audio challenges, we had to scrap the entire interview. =( =(
It didn’t seem right that I keep all the wisdom that was conveyed for only myself…so we’re going for it again today.
As previously intended, we will be getting deep inside the inner-workings of Alan Watts, widely known as the philosopher who first popularized Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies for the counterculture of the 1960s. The brand new, never before published book The Collected Letters of Alan Watts is a treasure trove of letters that was discovered and lovingly curated by his first born children, Joan and Anne Watts.
The book begins with letters Watts wrote home from boarding school as a teenager, highlighting his flowering interest in Zen Buddhism. As Watts comes into his own, foregoing traditional education to create his own “self imposed university” and eventually leaving the priesthood, he corresponds with such luminaries as Joseph Campbell, Henry Miller, Gary Snyder and Aldous Huxley.