No single answer can hold the truth of…

No single answer can hold the truth of a good heart.

~Roshi Joan Halifax

Every heart sings a song incomplete until…

” Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” ~ Plato

Does the heart reflect the mind or the…

Does the heart reflect the mind or the mind the heart? In the first place, it should be known that the mind is the surface of the heart, and the heart is the depth of the mind. Therefore, mind and heart are one and the same thing. If you call it a mirror then the mind is the surface of the mirror and the heart its depth. In the same mirror, all is reflected. ‘Mirror’ is a very good word, because it applies to both the mind and the heart. If the reflection comes from the surface of the heart, it touches the surface. If it comes from the depth of the heart, it reaches the depth. Just like the voice of the insincere person: it comes from the surface and it reaches the ears. The voice of the sincere person comes from the depth and goes to the depth. What comes from the depth enters the depth, and what comes from the surface, remains on the surface.

Q 1) “What is it to be positively & full…

Q 1) “What is it to be positively & fully human?” = the most important of all questions. My answers are in 2 and 3 below.


Q 2) “What is it to function holistically?”

Ultimately my answer =

“To proceed in all particulars with a sense of the whole.”

But in steps along the path of development it is

“ consciously connecting ever-widening contexts, and
realizing encounters with the whole.”

Two quotations that are key to understanding.

Firstly Jung’s,
“The utterances of the heart— unlike those of the discriminating intellect— always relate to the whole.”

Secondly Heschel’s;
“Concepts are delicious snacks with which we try to alleviate our amazement.”


Q 3) How in one sentence does my PhD answer the question, “How should we educate to create a paradigm shift in education?”


The SunWALK model of spiritualizing (or humanizing) pedagogy sees human education as:

the storied development of meaning, which is
constructed, and de-constructed,
physically, mentally and spiritually, through
Wise & Willing Action, via
Loving and Knowing – developed in
Community, through the
‘Dialectical Spiritualization’ of
Caring, Creativity & Critically, processes, all undertaken in the light of the
‘Sun’ of chosen higher-order values and beliefs, using
best available, appropriate content.

NB Please see these 3 questions, and suggested answers, as the context for all postings and pages on these sites.