As Inside – So Outside
Is it possible that a thread of unity ties together even the most disparate of forces?
Are we actually that different from those who we think are our mortal enemies?
Is it possible that all humanity shares one collective unconscious mind?
These are important questions, because the old weapon of ‘divide and conquer’ is exercising an almost total paralysis over society at this time. Nothing new, you might say, but the remorseless sowing of the seeds of division has once again become a key weapon in whipping up factions to accept ‘war’ as the only, and inevitable end point.
But this war-cry can only work if and when we fall prey to the corrosive indoctrination which accompanies the rhetoric of ‘us and them’. Wars would not happen if the fuel for vindictive finger-pointing was no longer so easily assimilated into our everyday lives.
Now some might say that what’s going on now is beyond such logic – that it’s a whole other dimension of insanity that’s driving the apocalyptic state of affairs on this planet. That can be a persuasive argument. However, it would be most unwise to leave ourselves out of the picture, as though we were mere observers and not players. For all that happens ‘out there’ has its seed in something that happens ‘in here’. Events could and would be different if we could learn to recognise the symptoms of division both within ourselves and in our interactions with others.
So how do we best get a handle on this seemingly pervasive human weakness for ‘us and them’ which appears so open to exploitation by those who prosper from inciting faction and discord?
Much more to read HERE.
How To Vet Nonprofits Before You Give
Charity solicitations are as much a part of the holiday season as decorations. If you give, it’s a good idea to know what the nonprofit organization does with your money. Here’s one way: use ProPublica’s Nonprofit Explorer, a tool for researching the financial details of nonprofits.
Organizations that receive a tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Service and take in at least $50,000 a year have to file an annual report, called a Form 990, which can serve as a guide to how they operate and what their programs are. Nonprofit Explorer summarizes the financial data in 990 forms and also provides links to the documents. While not a complete picture of an organization’s activities, the form does provide insight on how a nonprofit operates. Here are a few things to look for when deciding whether to make that contribution:
More to read HERE.
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