Sunday, February 5, 2012

Circuit breakers

"All beings on the planet are far more interconnected than we, for the most part, recognise. Technology did not initiate our linked-ness but has greatly intensified it.

Telecommunications and mass media connect us not merely informationally, but also energetically and psychically. As a consequence, we can now instantaneously and exponentially multiply one another's agitation. In an era where sorrow and disquiet so frequently overload global communication grids, those who cultivate equanimity and stillness can act as circuit breakers.

Practising peace in this way is one contribution toward ensuring that our contact with each other serves to cool and not inflame our individual and collective mindstates."

Page 141, 'Sacred Secular, Contemplative Cultural Critique' by Lata Mani

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