“At the center of our being is a point of nothingness …….. this little point of nothingness is like a pure diamond……

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Thomas Merton, “At the center of our being is a point of nothingness ……….. this little point of nothingness is like a pure diamond, blazing with the invisible light of heaven.”

One meaning of the dot/point at the centre of the SunWALK model is as expressed by Thomas Merton.

The grey represents the state of connection as in Om – in which we there is no no-self individuation into caring or creativity or criticality.

 

The SunWALK model of holistic education, built around a model of what it is to be human, is – HERE

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Welcome – ‘Quotations Treasury is now a sub-blog of Soul Needs – One Garden HERE

The ‘Quotations Treasury’ is more than just quotations it includes my view that we should school our heart-mind with inspiration and practice from the scriptures of the great traditions & from their great teachers.

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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.

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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.”

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

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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.