Category Archives: Relationship Healing

Time, Space and the Global Imaginary: Reflections on Elise Boulding’s Contribution to a Global Civic Culture and a Peaceful World.

In all this work on developing a global system that worked she promoted integrative rather than dominatory or coercive power(power with rather than power over others) . She also wanted a world where diversity was celebrated, where there was equality between men and women and adults and children. She wanted a world dedicated to the creation of conditions within which all 6.5 billion people on the planet were able to have their needs for recognition, security and welfare met and where they could all realise their deepest potentiality. She advanced all of these causes with integrity, passion, intellect and a deep commitment to the welfare of others. I miss her every day but her ideas sustain me and others as we grapple with the follies of the 21st century. Continue reading

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A Theory of Love for a slightly Broken World.

  A  Theory of Love for a slightly Broken World.   Kevin P Clements   Diane Ackerman says of love:   “What a small word we use for an idea so immense and powerful, it has altered the flow of … Continue reading

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Stepping Toward: The Dance Step of Peacemaking by Samuel Mahaffy

Hi Friends, this is nice short reflection on how we overcome the divisions that kill. I am reposting it for all of you to reflect on.    Stepping Toward: The Dance Step of Peacemaking Samuel Mahaffy   The  greatest lesson … Continue reading

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