Spiritual Life in Education: The New Ivy League

April 23, 2015 6:18 PM

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During an interview with the world-renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, we spoke about the intentional focus the news media gives to violence and tragedy committed on the planet. While these negative occurrences seem to be more and more prevalent, it may be that the worst aspects of humanity are emphasized on the nightly news. Tolle commented, "It is important to realize that a large percentage of what we hear or see on the news focuses on those places where there is violent conflict...It gives us a slightly or very distorted view of what is going on because there are many other parts of the planet where there is no violent conflict, but that is not on the news."

Although the violent happenings in our world appear to be increasing, Tolle, the author of The Power of Now, states that, more importantly, there is a shift occurring simultaneously-- a new collective consciousness arising--one that embodies love, compassion and understanding. "At the present time, ...

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