"Promise Ahead" by Duane Elgin

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1. HUMANITY'S CENTRAL PROJECT Double Wisdom/Becoming Doubly Wise: Human beings not only have the ability "to know", they have the ability to turn the mirror of knowing around and reflect on the miracle of knowing itself. We can pay attention to HOW we are paying attention: a process at the heart of meditation.

1.1. The Soul's Body

1.1.1. 1. The Soul is a Body Of Love.

1.1.2. 2. The Soul is a Body of Light.

1.1.3. 3. The Soul is a Body of Music.

1.1.4. 4. The Soul is a Body of Knowing.

1.2. 7 Stages of Unfolding Double Wisdom

1.2.1. 1. Archaic Humans- Contracted Consciousness

1.2.2. 2. Awakening Gatherers and Hunters- Sensing Consciousness.

1.2.3. 3. Farm-based Civilizations - Feeling Consciousness

1.2.4. 4. Scientific-Industrial Civilizations - Thinking Consciousness

1.2.5. 5. Communication Era - Observing Consciousness

1.2.6. 6. Bonding Era - Compassionate Consciousness

1.2.7. 7. Surpassing Ourselves - Flow Consciousness

1.2.8. 8. Wisdom Civilization

1.3. Visualizing the Universe's Evolutionary Intention: Self-Referencing and Self-Organizing Torus

1.3.1. 1. Identity

1.3.2. 2. Consciousness

1.3.3. 3. Freedom

1.3.4. 4. Paradoxical Nature

1.3.5. 4. Community

1.3.6. 5. Emergence

1.3.7. 6. Enlarged Experiences

2. Evolutionary Crash or Evolutionary Bounce?

2.1. Stages of Evolutionary Initiation

2.1.1. 1. Denial

2.1.2. 2. Innovation

2.1.3. 3. Initiation

2.1.4. 4. Bounce or Crash?

2.2. "The Being who is the object of his own reflection, in consequence of his own doubling upon himself, becomes in a flash able to raise himself into a new awareness." - Pierre Teilhard DeChardin

3. Reconciliation

3.1. Power of Love

3.2. Reconciling Many Divisions

3.2.1. 1. Economic Reconciliation

3.2.2. 2.  Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Reconciliation

3.2.3. 3. Spiritual Reconciliation

3.2.4. 4. Generational Reconciliation

3.2.5. Species Reconciliation

3.3. The Cost of Kindness and Compassion. It's far less than we think! The world does have the material resources for all of us to live sustainably.

4. Voluntary Simplicity: Living in such a way that we consciously bring our most authentic and alive self into direct connection with life. The object of the simple life is not to live dogmatically with less, but rather to live with harmony so as to have a life of greater fulfillment and satisfaction. It has more to do with a state of mind than a person's physical surroundings and possessions.

4.1. Aspects of Voluntary Simplicity.

4.1.1. 1. Relationships. Focus on the Quality, Depth and Integrity of our relationships with ourselves, other people, other creatures, the Earth and the Universe.

4.1.2. 2. True Gifts. Discover and live your top 5 Core Strengths, your True Primary Love Language, your Heart Virtue that's your Deepest Value, and your Flow-Zone that is your Greatest Gift; instead of waiting till we die to discover that we have not authentically lived out our true potentials.

4.1.3. 3. Balance and Harmony. The Simple life is not narrowly focused on living with less. Instead, it is a continuously changing process of consciously balancing the inner and outer aspects of our lives.

4.1.4. Meditation and other Self-Connection Practices. Approach Life as Meditation. Instead of endless distractions and needless busyness, we pay attentions to life's small details and deepen our soulful relationship with life.

4.1.5. 5. Discover and playfully live your Core Desired Feelings through Movement Practices involving sound, movement, breath, touch and connection. This includes yoga, feldenkrais, Contact Improv, Contemplative Movement and Free-Flow random creative expressions.

5. Living Universe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-WJ4alT29E

5.1. Scientific Evidence

5.1.1. 1. Unified System

5.1.2. 2. Immense Amounts of Background Radiation.

5.1.3. 3. Continuously Regenerated.

5.1.4. 4. Freedom at its Foundations.

5.1.5. 5. Consciousness is present throughout.

5.1.6. 6. The cosmos seems to be able to reproduce itself!!

5.2. Implications of a Living Universe.

5.2.1. 1. Rebirth of Connectedness in all Aspects of Life.

5.2.2. 2. Awakening of Cosmic Identity.

5.2.3. 3. Living lightly in a living universe.

5.2.4. 4. Living with PURPOSE in a Living Universe.

5.2.5. 5. Living ethically in a Living Universe.

5.3. Mother Universe

5.3.1. 1. Present Everywhere.

5.3.2. 2. Nonobstructing.

5.3.3. 3. Utterly Impartial.

5.3.4. 4. Ultimately ungraspable.

5.3.5. 5. Compassionate.

5.3.6. 6. Profoundly Creative.

6. Engaged  Reflection in the Turning Zone.

6.1. The Power of Social Reflection

6.1.1. 1. Visualizing more Sustainable ways of Living.

6.1.2. 2. Transforming Injustice.

6.1.3. 3. Redefining Business Success.

6.1.4. 4. Investing in a Healthy Future.

6.1.5. 5. Rezoning Cities for Sustainable Neighborhoods

6.2. Social Reflection and Conscious Democracy

6.2.1. 1. A Conversing Citizenry.

6.2.2. 2. A Feedback Citizenry.

6.3. Small-Group Reflection to Discover a New "Common Sense"

6.3.1. 1. Study Circles.

6.3.2. 2. Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and meditation halls.

6.3.3. 3. Classrooms.

6.3.4. 4. Community and Professional Groups.

6.3.5. 5. Corporate Boardrooms.

6.4. The Power of Conscious Evolution.

6.5. THERE IS PROMISE AHEAD!