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Editor’s Desk: THE WAYS OF COMPUTERS ARE PERFECT AND MUST NOT BE QUESTIONED

BY: justine toms
September 10, 2023
Read Time: 2 minutes
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In a recent interview, meditation teacher Tara Brach led me through a guided meditation to help me work on a particular issue that often triggers a negative reaction on my part. I get triggered when technology is not working causing me to make a phone call to try to get…

Editor’s Desk: Birdwatching Changes Your Attention

BY: justine toms
September 10, 2023
Read Time: 3 minutes
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  Jenny Odell, a multi-disciplinary artist and author of How To Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy, was a recent guest on New Dimensions. The interview with her Finding an Antidote to the Attention Economy (Program #3689) was broadcast in November 2019. She shared her wisdom about how social media…

Editor’s Desk: High Noticing Versus Habituation

BY: justine toms
September 10, 2023
Read Time: 1 minute
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When we choose high noticing, we have the ability for our eyes to be wide open and to be more aware and conscious. It helps us stay curious and open to new strategies, behaviors, and energy. Whereas habituation is patterned behavior. It’s looking from the viewpoint of the groove of…

Editor’s Desk: Trim Tab Factor: Tiny changes that make the world a better place

BY: justine toms
September 10, 2023
Read Time: 3 minutes
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  We live in a complex, adaptive system that is intricately interconnected. It’s a multidimensional web of life. A small change in this seemingly chaotic soup can and does affect the whole when it’s focused on key points. The late anticipatory design scientist R. Buckminster Fuller often talked about the…

Editor’s Desk: You Are Deputized To Make A Difference

BY: justine toms
September 10, 2023
Read Time: 3 minutes
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Busyness, info overload, squeezing too much into too little time, we’re all stressed and bowed down by the oversized burdens we’re being asked to carry in these chaotic and challenging times. I can’t blame anyone for wanting to just tag out of the fight because it is easy to feel…

Editor’s Desk: My First Act of Power

BY: justine toms
September 10, 2023
Read Time: 3 minutes
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  During an interview with Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. about the Greek Goddess Artemis, “Mistress of Animals”, I related a story to her that demonstrated how this goddess spontaneously rose up in me. Jean tells us that Artemis was a “daddy’s girl.” I too was the light of my father’s…

Editor’s Desk: Playing Dress-Up and Flowers

BY: justine toms
September 10, 2023
Read Time: 2 minutes
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Playing dress-up – to luxuriate in colors, the fabrics, the endless choices. Sometimes when I pick out something flowing it reminds me of the late 1950s film with Rosalind Russell playing “Auntie Mame” sweeping down a spiral staircase with gossamer robes swirling about her. Color has actual healing qualities. Sometimes…

Editor’s Desk: Attention: Use It or Lose It

BY: justine toms
September 10, 2023
Read Time: 2 minutes
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Spiritual teacher Guy Finley makes a provocative observation in his book The Secret of Your Immortal Self. He points out that the only things that are truly ours to use are: attention and time. As I turned this remark over in my brain, I asked myself, “Is this really true?”…

Editor’s Desk: Is It Kind — Is It Necessary

BY: justine toms
September 10, 2023
Read Time: 2 minutes
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Recently I was contemplating having a deep conversation with someone from whom I’m estranged. The truth is that I have my own view of the events that led up to this parting of ways. Thankfully, I paused, took a breath, and called a dear and wise friend in order to…

Editor’s Desk: What to Wear to the Bardo Ball

BY: justine toms
September 10, 2023
Read Time: 3 minutes
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Many years ago, I attended an all-night circle with a dozen women who were friends of my heart. They were and are my chosen sisters. We stayed up through the dark sitting Zen-like and sharing poetry. The format was designed to get us out of our rational, linear left-brain and…
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