New Thought Movement Gains Traction, Changes The World
Amid all the realignments these uncertain times are causing in our thinking—about our jobs, our world and ourselves—it might be helpful to remember one simple image: a horse wearing blinders.
A focused, diligent creature, minimally mindful of the frenetic and critical world around it, is the kind of creature that gets what it wants in this world. Our racehorse doesn't get distracted or stop to smell the flowers. In fact, as Adam Singer writes in The Future Buzz, a strict focus on our personal passions and goals is the key to getting what we want. Perhaps our racehorse doesn't think in such terms exactly, but it does display the actions that come from such thinking.
As creatures of superior cognitive ability, we have an advantage over the equine world. We can choose the relationships that best complement our drive to realize our passions. According to Singer, the most fruitful relationships we can foster are symbiotic; in short, we reach goals when we surround ourselves by others who are striving to reach their goals.
Symbiosis is one of the pillars of the New Thought movement, a meta-trend in human relations that says our thoughts determine the ultimate reality of our lives. Stay tuned to Big Think for future posts on how to think in ways your never conceived of to get through times we never conceived of either.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
Is everyone's favorite Thanksgiving centerpiece really to blame for the post-dinner doldrums?
- Americans kill around 45 million turkeys every year in preparation for the Thanksgiving meal, only to blame our favorite centerpiece for the following food comas.
- Rumor has it our after-dinner sleepiness results from the tryptophan found in turkey.
- However, it is the meal's overall nutritional imbalance, not just the tryptophan, that make us want to leave the dishes for tomorrow. Or maybe the next day.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
The famed author headed to the pond thanks to Indian philosophy.
- The famed author was heavily influenced by Indian literature, informing his decision to self-exile on Walden Pond.
- He was introduced to these texts by his good friend's father, William Emerson.
- Yoga philosophy was in America a century before any physical practices were introduced.
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