"Integrity implies an integration of soul, heart, mind and body....It is humanity becoming all that we are...A luminous thread in a seamless garment...Integrity implies a new way of being--with others and in the universe. It implies caring; a quality of attention which involves a total commitment to looking, listening, feeling, sensing, intuiting, being..."
- Anne Hillman
When Bohm speaks of the undivided wholeness of the cosmos and the superimplicate order that is behind and within all things, he invokes religious ideas of an ineffable and unknowable ground of being-Brahman,Tao,and so forth. The meeting ground for science and religion is indeed upon us. We live in very exciting times. Now is the time for dialogue across what is known as science and religion or spirituality, and between and among disciplines, in a search for what Buckminster Fuller called "comprehensivist" thinking-the largest patterned integrity that is trans-disciplinary and "wholistic"without borders, a nonhabitual, nondetermined,nonlocal thought that is connected with Spirit. It is what IONS (Institute for Noetic Sciences) would call noetic consciousness, what Emerson called the Oversoul, and Jung the collective unconscious. It could be the outcome of what cultural linguist Matthew Bronson has called "Big Tent Science." The real illusion that has permeated Western consciousness is our imagined separation from the natural world. Now that the quantum revolution has exposed the impossibility of separating the observer from the observed,reuniting our current science with the ancient sciences among indigenous peoples, the concept of nonlocal thought and radical interconnection with the natural world is being re-understood. It is my desire that education,and all of society,be re-envisioned with this connection in mind.
- GLENN APARICIO PARRY - Native Wisdom in a Quantum World
Our highest potential as a species is our ability to achieve full self-reflective consciousness or "knowing that we know." Through humanity's awakening, the Universe acquires the ability to look back and reflect back on itself-in wonder, awe, and appreciation... In the spacious mirror of reflective consciousness we begin to catch glimpses of the unity of the interwoven fabric of the cosmos and our intimate participation within the living web of existence. No longer is reality broken into relativistic islands of pieces. If only for a brief moment at a time, existence is glimpsed and known as a seamless totality. To explore our gradual awakening to the aliveness and unity of the universe ... awakens the intuition that a living presence permeates the universe.
Duane Elgin - The Living Universe
"Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose. And one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites - polar opposites - so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love. We've got to get this thing right. What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. It is precisely this collision of immoral power with powerless morality which constitutes the major crisis of our time."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Happiness and enjoyment of life are the highest expressions of individual intelligence, liberty and fulfillment of life. Happiness is likely to be the most important single objective of tomorrow's civilization, when mankind at long last will ask itself again these long-neglected questions: Why are we on earth? What do we expect from life? How can we maximize these precious years with which we are blessed? These are the basic questions. And the answers are: to live optimum physical, mental, moral, and spiritual lives, to open ourselves to others, to aggrandize ourselves through others, to listen to the great voices of nature and the universe, to perceive the unknown, to live in unison and love with all that is on the earth and in the heavens, to pray, to meditate, to know one's inner world, to extend one's heart and mind into the infinite heart and humankind, to live fully and passionately our life, to let the world and the people enter in great wondrous streams, to be thrilled at life, to be part of life, deeply, intensely, consciously, as we are indeed in flesh, in brain and in feeling.