With the world changing at the speed of mouse clicks, there is a call for a new kind of leader: mystic visionary of mythic proportions. Using life as her teacher, Jean Houston, a philosopher and an expert in human development, is now working with the United Nations Development Program to groom the next generation of what she calls social artists.
“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” said Gandhi. By that standard, our fast-food nation is “developing.” Does it matter?
The author of the best-selling memoir Riding in Cars with Boys was a self-described “East Coast cynic with a rich vein of sarcasm” when she began visiting Virgin Mary apparition sites for an NPR documentary. She was also in trouble. The deeper she delved into her fascination with Mary, the more she found her life changing.
My spirituality is switched on when I live with a willingness to see God in the everyday. I am fully alive, and the most ordinary moment can feed my soul. For me, one key is finding the spiritual practices that are right for me. I practice my faith in community; I watch and listen to those whose switches seem to be in the on position. I notice the simple yet elegant ways people connect with the Divine. I begin to borrow the practices that appeal to me.