OED Joanna Macy

OED Joanna Macy - Many east Asian religions believe that...

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Many east Asian religions believe that the root of human suffering is our attempt to make duality in the universe: me and everyone else, us and them, we and they. Buddhists and Hindus believe that stopping the separation between ourselves and the world around us can will lead us to enlightenment, or Moksha. In Joanna Macy’s book, Coming Back To Life: The Work that Reconnects , she discusses the overwhelming global, and local, issues facing us today. She also talks about how we can come together as a community to come up against these growing problems, and most importantly she show us how we can remain strong in the face of adversity and not be overwhelmed by it. Learning to change and experiencing life in new ways can be overwhelming. Often, as educators, we accept the task of opening up new directions of thought in the greater community. It can be difficult for us to demonstrate the collective experience of community simply through explanation. Experiential education is one of the better methods of illustrating and initiating paradigm shifts in students. Workshopping with students can help them see that we are all in the same boat as participants in today’s society. Joanna gives us
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