Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Nov 25

Today’s Quote:

“Relationship represents the greatest challenge for the individual, for it is only in relationship to others that unresolved problems still existing within the individual psyche are affected and activated. Many individuals withdraw from interaction with others, so they can maintain the illusion that the problems arise from the other person because one feels disturbance only in his or her presence, and not when by oneself… But contact makes it difficult to maintain the illusion for any length of time that the inner self is faultless and harmonious… This is why relationships are simultaneously a fulfillment, a challenge, and a gauge to one’s inner state. The friction that arises out of relating with others can be a sharp instrument of purification and self-recognition if one is inclined to use it.”

Creating Union: The Essence Of Intimate Relationship by Eva Pierrakos (Chapter 4:  The Spiritual Significance of Relationship)

Today’s Most Important News Stories:

Huston Smith’s Painful Spiritual Odyssey (CNN)
The 50 Best Inventions Of 2009 (Time Magazine)
‘World’s Biggest Animal Sacrifice’ Begins (AFP)
HP Attempting To Build ‘Central Nervous System For Earth’ (NYT)
The Planetary Skin (Time)
Climate Science Statement from the Met Office, NERC and the Royal Society
The Copenhagen Diagnosis: Climate Science Report
Leaked Emails Escalate Climate Change War (NHNE News)
NHNE on Climate Change (news feed, primers, videos, authoritative websites, skeptic-watch websites, blogs, reports)
Hobbits’ Are A New Human Species (ScienceDaily)
CBS Reporter Blows The Lid Off The Swine Flu Media Hype & Hysteria (Mercola)
NHNE Swine Flu Resource Page
Dirt Can Be Good For Children, Say Scientists (BBC)
Number Of Troubled Banks Rises To 552; FDIC Fund Sinks Into The Red (WSJ)
‘Impossible’ Device Could Propel Flying Cars, Stealth Missiles (Wired)
41-Year-Old Pacifist Discovers His Father Is Serial Killer Charles Manson (nydailynews)

Today’s Most Important Links & Websites:

The Copenhagen Diagnosis: Climate Science Report
The Integral Relationship Preamble

Recent Website Additions & Updates:

Robert & Diane Masters: The Four Stages Of Relationship (videos)
Why Support NHNE?
Unlikely Animal Friends: The Orangutan & The Hound (video)
• Updated Sedona, Arizona James Arthur Ray Sweat Lodge Incident
Bras, Mammograms & Breast Cancer (reference page)

Today’s Recommended Books:

Creating Union: The Essence Of Intimate Relationship by Eva Pierrakos
Transformation Through Intimacy: The Journey Toward Mature Monogamy by Robert Augustus Masters
Meeting The Dragon: Ending Our Suffering By Entering Our Pain by Robert Augustus Masters

Today’s Featured Video: Robert & Diane Masters: The Four Stages Of Relationship

Robert and Diane Masters discuss the four stages of relationship: 1. Me-centered relationship; 2. We-centered codependent relationship; 3. We-centered coindependent relationship; 4. Being-centered relationship. This is a simple introduction to the basic concepts of the Masters’s approach to relational intimacy. For more information on this topic, you can read their July 2006 and June 2007 newsletters (pdf), order their book Transformation Through Intimacy: The Journey Toward Mature Monogamy, or visit their website. You can also follow Robert and Diane on Twitter: @RobertMasters and @DianeBardwell

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