Archive for July, 2009

What is the classroom of the future?

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

This article is a good example of new kind of collaborations that are popping up all over the place these days…
Architecture for Humanity, principal partner Orient Global and a consortium of more than 20 organizations officially launched a competition at the 2009 World Economic Forum in Davos. This initiative invited the architecture, design and engineering community to collaborate directly with students and teachers to rethink the classroom of the future. Designers entering the competition were given a simple mandate: collaborate with real students in real schools in their community to develop real solutions.

I love these kind of projects! This is where we need to go more!

Beyond Greed and Scarcity

Friday, July 17th, 2009

I have been reading Bernard Lietaer’s book ‘The Future of Money’ many years ago, when I realised that regarding to money, I wasn’t able at all to think ‘outside of the box’. Since then I learned about many initiatives and conversations that are searching a way of how to see economics and the money system different in the new way of living and working we are looking for.

Even if I read nothing really new in this article from Yes! Magazine, I still read it from the first till the last line… maybe of interest to you too?!

At the center of the journey

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

The facilitator has no agenda

except the emergent agenda seeking to be born

in, among and through the people gathered before her.

Her emptiness is not nothing, though.

It is an invitation and a reflection.

Wherever she moves, radiating welcome,

things take shape, evolve, transform, move on.

She is delighted, fascinated, and as impartial as the sun.

She offers comradeship on a journey into an open space

where co-creativity finds its home and voice.

The greater her skill, the less she does,

but the more profound the life she meets

because life loves, above all things, to find itself

and it always comes to where it can meet,

embrace, and discover Greater Life,

which it finds in the universal center where she stands.

“Under the best of circumstances,” writes Harrison Owen,

“the facilitator will be totally present

and absolutely invisible.”

Like God.  Like the Tao.  Like the Center of the Universe.

Everywhere — especially Here.

© Tom Atlee

The House of Belonging

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

This bright home
In which I live
This is where I ask
My friends to come,
This is where I want
To love all the things
it has taken me so long
To learn to love.

This is the temple
Of my adult aloneness
And I belong
To that aloneness
As I belong to my life.

There is no house
Like the house of belonging.

by David Whyte
Send to my by Mary-Alice Arthur; thanks!