Living from Wholeness to Transform Our Fragmented World

We have been taught to see parts. We have been taught to relate to that which is outside ourselves as separate from ourselves. We have also learned to feel into our own brokenness, our sense of fragmentation, our isolation from others and from ourselves. From the scientific, to the political, to the intimate personal, this way of seeing the world has brought great insight. It has helped us understand many things. And yet, we feel like we are spinning our wheels, getting further and further from our goal. We sense, deeply, that it is not enough to get us where we need to go. For it isn’t. Our emphasis on the parts has brought about a fascination and identification with the fissures that divide rather than with the interrelatedness that unites. Shifting our lens to the interconnectedness, to the fundamental nonseparation of all things, to a systems or process-oriented view, brings about a way of seeing and a way of being in the world that has the power and potential to transform. In this session, Amy Edelstein will share insights into the pragmatic and profound shift of living from wholeness as the essential foundation from which to address the challenges of our world. Drawing from her decades of contemplative practice and her work with more than 15,000 youth in Philadelphia high schools, she will illuminate a shift of thinking and identification that we can all make. This shift will empower and inspire us to bring about the world we truly would like to be part of.

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Amy Edelstein
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