Can it be said that if we have an inner landscape that is muddled and contaminated with dysfunctional and fragmented thoughts, that the outcome will be mirrored in the outside world that we experience on our planet today?
If so, can we transform this state of mind - of being, and turn it all completely around into becoming a quintessential, peaceful, joyful soul at one with the world as family?
Valli Waugh is Certified in the United States in “The Work” of Byron Katie. He is currently mentoring candidates from around the world in the Byron Katie International Certification program, and supporting new mentors in their mentoring of candidates.
Our suffering comes from believing the stressful thoughts in our minds. That is how we pollute and poison our world. The Work of Byron Katie is a simple and very powerful way of identifying those thoughts and questioning them.
When we question them with an open mind we find a world that isn't polluted by our stressful stories. We discover a life that is kinder and more loving and peaceful. That's who we already are, when we are not believing the painful stories in our minds.
Jeffrey Masson is an American author, known for his revisionist conclusions about Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis. As Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives after his death and with full access to Freud's correspondence and other unpublished papers, his insights could be seen to be compelling.
However, he is best known for his books on animals and animal rights.
Listen to a staunch advocate for animals, especially farm animals, cows, pigs and poultry and the problems with factory farming, particularly overseas.
With human separation from nature and the many unconscious practices that are predominant today, can we mitigate this by more animal rights and migrating to eating less meat to becoming a vegan?
He is currently an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
New Zealander Nicky Hager is an author and investigative journalist, who writes about issues involving intelligence networks, environmental issues and politics. He has degrees in physics and philosophy and has been described as "New Zealand's leading investigative journalist.
Author of Secret Power: New Zealand's Role in the International Spy Network, Secrets and Lies : The Anatomy of an Anti-Environmental PR Campaign, Seeds of Distrust: The Story of a GE Cover-up and The Hollow Men: A Study in the Politics of Deception, we find that all is not well in little clean green New Zealand.
Listen to Nicky explain how he came into this realm, and how he sees what the challenges are, especially in relation to truth, goodwill and integrity. Particularly as to how people can be influenced by vested interests and unethical motivations.
Green entrepreneur and Councilor since 2001, Wayne has 30 years of ecological and environmental experience, as well as a university commerce degree in management, organisation and project management. His commercial background is in retail, manufacturing, product development and project management.
Listen to one of the most coherent exponents of visionary sustainability in NZ local body politics today. As climate change awakens us from our lethargy, we find that there are people in the community who are making conscious decisions to bring about a future that will give the younger generation a sense of purpose and focus.
Wayne's practical and sensible understanding of the current relationship of humanity to life in the biosphere is common sense and needs to be applauded. His ability to out-picture the limited understanding of the status quo, by applying far reaching blue prints towards our common future needs the support of a conscious electorate - both locally and globally.
Warwick, a New Zealander, has spent 20 years developing a world leading technology that under one umbrella eliminates industrial and household waste, turning it into a valuable resource for manufacturing many different products, but most important it recovers the energy from waste.
This system is a global first and is so necessary for today, as one of the greatest attributes of this system is that it reduces CO2 and methane going into the atmosphere from landfills. By doing this he is able to eliminate all landfills.
Warwick worked with scientists on floating Arctic ice ‘islands’ for two years, which have subsequently melted. He has first hand experience on declining polar ice due to warming of the world’s oceans, which are reaching a critical threshold. He sees the elimination of methane gas, a super potent greenhouse gas from landfills and atmosphere as a major step to remediation and sustainability.