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A Quote by Laurence Overmire on evolution, future, change, and growth

I reserve the right to evolve. What I think and feel today is subject to revision tomorrow.

Laurence Overmire

Source: http://overmirepoetry.home.comcast.net/~overmirepoetry/

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on education, knowledge, generations, future, history, genealogy, poet, and genealogist

There is no nobler profession, nor no greater calling, than to be among those unheralded many who gave and give their lives to the preservation of human knowledge, passed with commitment and care from one generation to the next.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Earon on future, idaology, religion, species, human, primates, global, sustainability, intelligence, specialization, integration, education, hope, faith, and truth

Human cultures progress through a dance of specialization and integration.  The problem is that the human trait of abstract thinking has allowed our ability to specialize to outpace our ability to integrate knowledge.  Thus, we know more and more details about nothing particularly relevant.  Life becomes a game of trivia played between people who don't have an intrinsic understanding of who, or what, they are and who have little idea how larger social, scientific and cultural systems operate. 

All the "freedom" in the world can not solve this problem, but rather leads to greater confusion.  Lack of freedom throws us into panick and again causes confusion.  We often seek grounding in religion or political movements, but the price of suspending our disbelief is our relinquishment of authority to others no more qualified than the rest of us.  We can not afford, in our globalized, interdependent world, to turn over our otherwise intelligent minds to ideologies and theologies.  We can not afford the divisiveness and arrogance inherent when one believes that theirs is the only way, the "right" way, and that other paths are "evil" or inferior even if they work very well.

If we declare our race to be HUMAN, our religion to be KINDNESS and our nature to be A WONDERFUL SPECIES OF PRIMATES, we will gradually learn to exercise rational control over our minds, our culture and our planet.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Story Waters on future, inner trust, trust, and unfolding

"Through my inner trust for my life I choose to embrace the unfolding of my future."

Story Waters

Source: The Messiah Seed, vol. I

Contributed by: Christine

A Quote by Earon on future, wisdom, quote, past, present, philosophy, aphorism, elder, aging, and maturity

As we get older, the future gets shorter and the past gets longer, but the present deepens.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Sol Luckman on self, identity, luke soloman, imagination, future, planning, flux, ego, reality, and other

I had a lot on my mind trying to put together some kind of plan for my wayward self. The future seemed made of matchsticks, fragile as a house of cards. Where would I go now? Who would I be? Would I be me or somebody else?

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 86

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Thomas Berry on future, evolution, context, emergence, and universe

Our main source of psychic energy in the future will depend on our ability to understand this symbol of evolution in an acceptable context of interpretation. Only in the context of an emergent universe will the human project come to an integral understanding of itself. We must, however, come to experience the universe in its psychic as well as in its physical aspect. We need to experience the sequence of evolutionary transformations as moments of grace, and also as celebration moments in our new experience of the sacred.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 170

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Thomas Berry on work, dream, awareness, vision, future, human, project, and transformation

As in creating some significant work the artist first experiences something akin to dream awareness that becomes clarified in the creative process itself, so we must first have a vision of the future sufficiently entrancing that it will sustain us in the transformation of the human project that is now in process.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: x

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Sol Luckman on life, imagination, imaginary, change, parting, leaving, flux, distance, fate, time, crossroads, fiction, past, present, future, adventure, character, picaresque, road, travel, author, writing, luke soloman, and free novel

I didn’t look back. I couldn’t. Such is life, imaginary or otherwise: a continuous parting of ways, a constant flux of approximation and distanciation, lines of fate intersecting at a point which is no-time, a theoretical crossroads fictitiously “present,” an unstable ice floe forever drifting between was and will be. The Adventure called and I followed with my thumb like a character being written by an intractable author. Which, of course, I was.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 85

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by William Gibson on future and life

"The future is already here.  It's just not very evenly distributed."

William Gibson

Source: The Austin American-Statesman

Contributed by: mathi

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