New Dimensions Radio » Blog http://newdimensions.org Changing the World One Broadcast at a Time Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:30:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Wall-Less Rooms Of Nature That Inspire Imagination with Patrice Vecchione http://newdimensions.org/the-wall-less-rooms-of-nature-that-inspire-imagination-with-patrice-vecchione/ http://newdimensions.org/the-wall-less-rooms-of-nature-that-inspire-imagination-with-patrice-vecchione/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:05:50 +0000 http://newdimensions.org/?p=19333

Free Listening Through August 11, 2015: Nature and art share the quality of perseverance and optimism. Vecchione illustrates this when she says, “Art is optimistic. No matter what emotions a piece of art may convey, art-making itself is a refusal to be plowed under by doubt, political systems, poverty or any number of other things.” She goes […]]]>
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How Poetry Can Transform Our Lives with Jane Hirshfield http://newdimensions.org/how-poetry-can-transform-our-lives-with-jane-hirshfield/ http://newdimensions.org/how-poetry-can-transform-our-lives-with-jane-hirshfield/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:05:50 +0000 http://newdimensions.org/?p=19329

Free Listening Through August 4, 2015: Jane Hirshfield believes that poetry can play a transformative role in our lives. “What poems are doing is counterbalancing the mainstream tenor of our culture, which is to do, to be active, to be energetic and to prove one’s self… and one of the messages underlying all poems that […]]]>
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The Many Vehicles Of Meditation with Dean Sluyter http://newdimensions.org/the-many-vehicles-of-meditation-with-dean-sluyter/ http://newdimensions.org/the-many-vehicles-of-meditation-with-dean-sluyter/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:05:28 +0000 http://newdimensions.org/?p=19325

Have you ever tried to meditate regularly but had trouble sticking to it? Have you told yourself that you just don’t have enough discipline to sit and tame your mind, rest in the space between thoughts, or achieve a completely blank mind? Dean Sluyter advocates what he calls natural meditation. He tells us not to […]]]>
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Awakening The Power Of Our Social Potential with Barbara Marx Hubbard http://newdimensions.org/awakening-the-power-of-our-social-potential-with-barbara-marx-hubbard/ http://newdimensions.org/awakening-the-power-of-our-social-potential-with-barbara-marx-hubbard/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:05:39 +0000 http://newdimensions.org/?p=19321

The illusion of separation is dying and a new social synergy is being born. There is an emerging self-actualizing society of which we are all a part. Barbara Marx Hubbard has been studying social evolution for over 40 years, and she tells us how important it is to realize our potential, independently, and as a […]]]>
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My Mother’s Aloe Plant http://newdimensions.org/my-mothers-aloe-plant/ http://newdimensions.org/my-mothers-aloe-plant/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:50:15 +0000 http://newdimensions.org/?p=19602

I have immense admiration for those who consider themselves card-carrying members of the society of “Green Thumbs.” That glorious community is not something with which I can claim affiliation. These days my gardening consists of urging some potted plants on my porch to choose to live even through my sporadic neglect. I didn’t always feel […]]]>
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Moving Into Health Through Energy Healing with Jed Diamond, Ph.D. http://newdimensions.org/moving-into-health-through-energy-healing-with-jed-diamond/ http://newdimensions.org/moving-into-health-through-energy-healing-with-jed-diamond/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:05:11 +0000 http://newdimensions.org/?p=19315

More than ever before in history, humans are faced with an overwhelming amount of stress.  This leads to debilitating illnesses, addictions, and depression. We need all the help we can get. Jed Diamond suggests that help can be found through energy healing, “[N]o matter how we got sick, no matter what the problem is, if you […]]]>
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Working Up Escape Velocity http://newdimensions.org/working-up-escape-velocity/ http://newdimensions.org/working-up-escape-velocity/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:03:29 +0000 http://newdimensions.org/?p=19450

A friend recently said she was dreading a trip to another state for a wedding. It wasn’t the wedding that caused distress, it was the traveling to and from her home. I share with her this particular anxiety. As the years and decades have passed, my excitement about travel has increasingly diminished. It’s not that […]]]>
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The Character Of Thought: The Choice To Be In Process Or Flow with Laura Basha, Ph.D. http://newdimensions.org/the-character-of-thought-the-choice-to-be-in-process-or-flow-with-laura-basha/ http://newdimensions.org/the-character-of-thought-the-choice-to-be-in-process-or-flow-with-laura-basha/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:05:14 +0000 http://newdimensions.org/?p=19039

Dr. Laura Basha discusses how the power and quality of thought influences our ability to bring choice into process. She describes the three principles of Mind, Consciousness, and Thought and how they are connected: “The mind is formless but has energy…consciousness is the movement of the mind according to our level of understanding and is the […]]]>
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Awe And Wonder: Keys To Living A Passionate Life with Gregg Levoy http://newdimensions.org/awe-and-wonder-keys-to-living-a-passionate-life-with-gregg-levoy/ http://newdimensions.org/awe-and-wonder-keys-to-living-a-passionate-life-with-gregg-levoy/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:05:40 +0000 http://newdimensions.org/?p=19029

This far-ranging dialogue is full of stories that will inspire and delight. Levoy speaks about a sense of wonder as being the active ingredient in a passionate life, and how even suffering and restlessness can be explored with curiosity. He tells us that wonder can offer us the adaptive benefit of free cognitive upgrades. You’ll […]]]>
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Let’s Be Like Kindergarteners http://newdimensions.org/lets-be-like-kindergarteners/ http://newdimensions.org/lets-be-like-kindergarteners/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:50:25 +0000 http://newdimensions.org/?p=19172

In preparing for the interview with Gregg Levoy on this month’s program schedule, I ran across this from his book, Vital Signs. “Through the rapped knuckles of our upbringings most of us learned early on that the full throated expression of who we are isn’t necessarily welcome, and we end up with internalized scolds telling […]]]>
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