Right Relations: Where the Shamans Took Me

By John Renesch / December 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dec 2017 In early November, I attended the annual shaman event sponsored by The Pachamama Alliance, the primary charity I support. The theme this year was “Coming Into Right Relations” and featured several “wisdom keepers”  including Pat McCabe (aka “Woman Stands Shining”), a Native American shaman, Manari Ushigua, an Ecuadorian shaman of the Saparo tribe, […]

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Apparency II: How Our Biases Bend Our Reality

By John Renesch / November 2, 2017 / 1 Comment

November 2017 After drafting the rather short piece on “apparency” for last month’s newsletter, I did some reflecting on how our individual perspectives of any event or development are so distorted not only by the place from where we stand – our physical position in relationship to whatever occurs – but our mental and emotional […]

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Apparency: Confusing Reality with Perspective

By John Renesch / October 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

October 2017 While most of us know that each of us has a different perspective of anything we observe we often act as if we have exactly the same experience. If there are 500 people in a room watching a performance, there are 500 differing perspectives or experiences. No two people are sitting in the […]

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We’re All in This Together!

By John Renesch / September 4, 2017 / 3 Comments

Sep 2017   [In late July I moderated a panel at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) that remembered the work and life of a man who was a tremendous influence in my life – Willis Harman. Below is an updated short piece I did on Willis for the Global Dialogue Center four years ago. […]

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American Capitalism: Our Most Influential Export

By John Renesch / August 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

August 2017 A futurist colleague of mine in Iran recently reminded me that individualism and the American “brand” of capitalism are no longer exclusive products of my country; they have now become globally ubiquitous. Victor Vahidi Motti (pictured right), Director – Secretariat of the World Futures Studies Federation, serves on a team of volunteers who […]

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Conscious Consumption:  Being as Selective of the Data We Consume as We Are With Our Food

By John Renesch / July 3, 2017 / 1 Comment

July 2017 When we think of consuming, most of us think about things we purchase – electronics, groceries, clothing, etc. Many of us try to be conscious in our buying choices, often making selections based not only on the quality of the products but the social agenda of the supplier. But do we employ the […]

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Responsible Leadership: What Does It Really Mean?

By John Renesch / June 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

June 2017 [This editorial is adapted from the June 2016 blog at my most recent book’s website – www.thegreatgrowingup.com] One of the most succinct definitions of conscious leadership that I’ve seen comes from the Conscious Leadership Group (CLG). It was made clearer to me in a recent email exchange with Jim Dethmer (pictured left), one […]

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Witnessing Mastery in Action: The Magical Experience of Observing Exquisite Skill

By John Renesch / April 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

May 2017 I discovered something about myself a few years ago and wonder if others have had similar experiences. My discovery was that I could be spellbound by almost any activity if it was being performed with mastery. It is not just a particular sport, or a specific type of movie or play, or any […]

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Indivisibility of Being

By John Renesch / April 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

April 2017 In late February I convened a small group of people with the intent of experiencing nondual consciousness. This took the form of a conference call with eight of us participating. Our facilitator was Sperry Andrews who has been creating these experiences for thirty years. While I’ve had flashes of nondual consciousness over the […]

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The Joy of Dying

By John Renesch / March 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

March 2017 I just finished a book by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama – Advice on Dying: And Living a Better Life. I’m not planning to die anytime soon but I wanted to absorb any wisdom this very special Tibetan monk has to share about aging (which I am) and dying (which I’ll do […]

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