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Letter from Publisher

Oct 03, 2015 06:05AM

Our national article this month, Awakening from the Heart, resonates with me on so many levels.

My daughter Kathryn told me the other night at dinner that she absolutely loves her college classes. More importantly, she told me how she is finding her passion and discovering her beliefs through her education. She asked me what I thought of globalization. I told her I believed in commiseration and in change and that I do so in the heart aspect. Kathryn spent time both working and going to school in Europe. Her personal experiences studying and living abroad opened her heart and eyes. Kathryn, along with many others her age, is evolving and viewing the world with a new perspective; she’s “waking up” as the above-mentioned article so eloquently describes. I am inspired by our upcoming passionate activists seeking changes in so many modalities.

I’m presently working with a wonderful and committed group of environmental activists, both young and old, on a mission to establish more tiny home communities. I am in awe of our new generation's drive to create sustainable, affordable lifestyles. I applaud the older people who are shifting into making a change for the good of all. Many of them are leaving the safety zones of their long-lived, mundane careers that served only monetary purposes into a life filled with more meaning. Just yesterday an interested participant in our tiny home movement pointed out how many storage units we have in San Diego. How can it be that we have such an overflow of stuff? Our desire to grow bigger and have more material possessions depletes resources and takes up space that we could use for better purposes. It’s that simple.

Like the changing leaves of fall, so comes the changing hearts of our younger generation.

It comes from the wisdom of the heart. As Albert Einstein said, "You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”

After reading and pondering the question of globalization, I conclude that true globalization occurs when we function individually and seek interests of humanity as a whole.  The saying "follow your heart" is the one thing all religions and cultures have in common. It’s getting our hearts in the right place. Every great leader led from the heart. May we all be the leaders of our own hearts and find true peace in human unity of kindness, love and compassion.

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