How storytelling develops imagination. Imagination goes much deeper than make-believe play and storytelling. Imagination is a mental field, a swirling flood of impressions, a movement of the immediate present blending seamlessly with the distant past.
Words are symbols or triggers that stimulate a subtle replica of the original experience within the brain.
In subtle but profound ways the brains of our children are different from ours. The way
they access and process information has changed.
If much of what we think and do this moment is not intelligent, what action can take place right here, right now, that will break the pattern that keep creating the problems that are crushing us? How do we access and gather the energy and attention necessary to transcend and transform the normal states in which we live?
Adults are the Next Frontier in Education – not Children.
To learn the mind must be free. It is only the free mind that can hold or perceive something new, while the mind that is full sloughs around and usually ends up making a mess.
Personal and international peace is impossible when aggressive, violent abuse of children is accepted, even encouraged as normal throughout the world. I see it every day, rich and poor, black and white. Abuse is normal.
If you and I, ordinary people, don’t see beyond the level that causes our problems, their expanding weight, complexity and intensity will crush us. We have no choice. The time has come for each of us to become enlightened, not in a cave, not on the shores of the Ganges, in some temple or monastery. We haven’t the time. We must become enlightened right here, right now, as we meet the day-to-day challenge of living.
Connect the Dots…Children are herded like cattle into Maryland courthouse for forced vaccinations as armed police and attack dogs stand guard. / Propaganda, Dirty Tricks and The Erosion of Democracy / Jerry Mander: How Media Shapes Political Forms / California Changing Vaccination Laws / The Fascist Blueprint, by Naomi Wolf / The Violent Radicalization Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (a return of McCarthy Commission) / How to Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations of All Kinds. Read more about Michael Mendizza – Vaccinations, Mass Media, Fascism and The Blueprint
I described at the conference how media, and by that I mean video and computers, diminish our sensitivity, especially of our deepest, most essential nature. These technologies close a window to the soul, the same window through which we just might discover who and what we really are. This is done not so much by the television or computer itself, but the experiences that these devices displace.