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One of the most important ways in my experience to gain new knowledge, to have new ideas and to share new ideas, as well as to explore new fields and nurture creativity, is dialogue. I have used dialogue with scientists, philosophers and business people. The form of dialogue has become my main mode of working and of gaining knowledge. I do read a lot of books also, but I will read books especially when they follow a dialogue or when they are supported by a dialogue. Dialogue is an exchange of ideas that involves attentive listening, a spirit of trust, a spirit of cooperation, a readiness, an openness to new ideas, and all of that needs time. In most interviews, you really don’t have that time, but this program, New Dimensions, makes the time. This is why I admire New Dimensions so much, because for years, for decades, you have carved out the space–the physical space, the space in time, the emotional space, the conceptual space, the interpersonal space–in which true dialogue can take place. And this is why I admire this program and am very happy to return to it again and again to have genuine dialogue with you.
Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist,
is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California
and is the author of The Tao of Physics and The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision
If you are one who feels in tune with Fritjof’s view of the value of this programming, won’t you please consider making a donation in support of the on-going broadcasting of New Dimensions? It’s with your help that we continue beaming out these deep dialogues for a better world for all.
Justine Willis Toms
Co-Founder, Volunteer Executive Director & Host
One way to contribute is to become a monthly donor. We are so very appreciative of those who donate $10, $25, $50, or $100 a month. This helps to sustain this work. You can call 707-468-5215 to set this up –or– make a single donation here. We are pleased to be able to send you a thank you gift for your donation of $45 or more.