Old news – What’s important for education?

I created this interview series roughly two years ago. I asked each person the same question: “What do you think is imprtant for education?” I didn’t ask for the right answers, some fancy acdemic wrote in a book, I didn’t give them prepared answers to say to the camera, not one interview was repeated. I wanted people to speak in the moment from their heart and experience. And they did.

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Never try to escape from fear

“Whenever there is any fear, never try to escape from it. In fact, take hints from fear. Those are the directions in which you need to travel. Fear is simply a challenge. It calls you: “Come!”

Osho

Osho verwendete im Laufe seines Lebens verschiedene Namen. Die Annahme derartiger Namen entspricht indischen Gepflogenheiten und ergibt sich im dortigen Kulturbereich als Konsequenz aus der Aufnahme einer spirituellen Lehrtätigkeit.
Osho wurde er im letzten Jahr seines Lebens genannt, von Anfang 1989 bis zu seinem Tod am 19. Januar 1990. Oshō ist ein Titel im ZenBuddhismus, der eigentlich „Mönch“ oder „Lehrer“ bedeutet und auch der Würdename von Bodhidharma war.Der Name wurde Osho von Schülern vorgeschlagen, weil er in verschiedenen Zen-Geschichten aufgetaucht war, die Osho kommentiert hatte. Osho selbst erklärte einmal, der Name beziehe sich auf William James‘ Verwendung des Wortes „oceanic“. In der Literatur der Osho-Bewegung wird noch eine weitere Deutung vertreten: Die Silbe „O“ stehe für Liebe, Dankbarkeit und Synchronizität und „sho“ für ein sich in alle Richtungen ausbreitendes Bewusstsein. Alle Neuausgaben seiner Bücher und anderen Werke werden heute unter dem Namen Osho veröffentlicht.

Efforts for our world.

The plain fact is that the planet does not need more “successful” people.
But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form.
It needs people who live well in their places.
It needs people of moral courage willing to join the effort to make the world habitable and humane.
And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.

David Orr, Founder of the Meadowcreek Project, an environmental education centre.

The war on men through the degradation of woman. – Jada Pinkett-Smith

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“How is man to recognize his full self, his full power through the eye’s of an incomplete woman? The woman who has been stripped of Goddess recognition and diminished to a big ass and full breast for physical comfort only.

The woman who has been silenced so she may forget her spiritual essence because her words stir too much thought outside of the pleasure space. The woman who has been diminished to covering all that rots inside of her with weaves and red bottom shoes.

I am sure the men, who restructured our societies from cultures that honored woman, had no idea of the outcome. They had no idea that eventually, even men would render themselves empty and longing for meaning, depth and connection.

There is a deep sadness when I witness a man that can’t recognize the emptiness he feels when he objectifies himself as a bank and truly believes he can buy love with things and status. It is painful to witness the betrayal when a woman takes him up on that offer.

He doesn’t recognize that the (creation) of a half woman has contributed to his repressed anger and frustration of feeling he is not enough. He then may love no woman or keep many half women as his prize.

He doesn’t recognize that it’s his submersion in the imbalanced warrior culture, where violence is the means of getting respect and power, as the reason he can break the face of the woman who bore him four children.

When woman is lost, so is man. The truth is, woman is the window to a man’s heart and a man’s heart is the gateway to his soul.

Power and control will NEVER out weigh love.

May we all find our way.
J”

Jada Pinkett-Smith
1. Dezember 2012