A student sent me a note about the video below that talks about how to live better and past 25 (a positive perspective on the video). As I listened to it, I was reminded of Marianne Williamson’s essay, “Our Deepest Fear” pasted below. This essay was previously read by Nelson Mandela and in movies Coach Carter, Akeelah and Bee and others. I included a clip from Akeelah and the Bee where it is included. To me both of these provide Great Perspectives about how to create interactions so everyone and everything benefits so we get the life we want, enjoy!
Our deepest fear …
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” —-from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson
I became a vegetarian, close to vegan for environmental reasons. Cowspiracy (click to access previous post) does a great job of clarifying the benefits to the environment and to us by choosing plant based foods over food produced from animal agriculture. This short video also quickly describes the benefits of going vegan. However, remember any whole food plant based food choices you make benefit you and the environment and means you are practicing paneugenesis by creating interactions with our food system that benefits everyone and everything. Enjoy!
As you know, paneugenesis is a selfish, selfless, synergistic actions that create interactions so everyone and everything benefits. I was happy to learn that my sister, Holly Hennessy, who is Vice Principal in California is practicing paneugenesis by leading a 6th Grade class in a real life civics lesson. She and the students took time to make a local park more beautiful so everyone and everything benefits. Those that participated realized they could make a difference and that their actions matter. Read more about what and how they did it here.
Bellflower students keep Carruthers Park beautiful
In a very clear presentation, Alan Savory provides a grazing solution that can do more to improve our environment than almost anything else. He describes a method that makes things more good instead of just limiting related problems. His grazing methods are a way to practice paneugenesis or a way to produce comprehensive benefits by creating interactions so everyone and everything benefits. As you will see this solution utilizes systems thinking and these methods have pervasive impacts by generating a new and better way. Enjoy!