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 What it means to be human: the same the world over
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As the world becomes one, through technology, globalisation, etc., we're often presented with the down-side of this evolutionary step: global brands with no connection to any locality, the loss of physical community ... and the like. I'd call these the 'lowest common denominator' of globalisation, where bottom line profits have ridden roughshod over any other concern. But there is another side of globalisation: the highest common factors - where the coming together of different cultures helps us to recognise that, beyond all our cultural differences, we are all human beings, with shared needs and a common experience of 'being human'.

At a recent concert (see comment on my May Day post) exploring the cultures of China and Wales (the Two Dragons), what came though so clearly from the music from, on the outside, very different cultures and musical traditions, was just this 'what it means to be human'. Whether in Swansea or Shanghai, unrequited love is a painful experience. Whether planting rice or runner beans, every culture has to work with the wonders of creation in order to be fed.

I see the New Civilisation as one that has reconnected to these fundamentals of life and recognised that, wherever we live, whatever language or theories we use to describe live, we are thinking, feeling, human beings . . . far more alike than we are different.

 Knowing & Growing Radio Show
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If you're seeking inspiration and insights, you may well find this both enjoyable and of great value: 'Knowing and Growing' is a weekly on-line show with BodyMind Radio. Devised and hosted by visionary Dr Keith Beasley, it features practical suggestions on how to reconnect to the real you and the one-reality of life. As both a PhD, Reiki Master and engineer, Keith has a unique ability to integrate the intellectual, experiential and mystical to provide a deep and meaningful approach to any subject.

His Radio Shows includ interviews with practitioners and teachers of many valuable techniques and ideas, including 'Photography and Mindfulness', 'Evolutionary Consciousness, Reiki . . . and Time!

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 May Day
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It's May Day! In the pagan calendar, the first day of Summer.

For many years, first as a member of Heyford Morris then of the long-standing Brackley Morris Men, I got up before dawn and, with other Morris sides from Northamptonshire and beyond, would see the day and season in with dancing . . . and 'jugs of fine ale'.

Now, it seems a long way away and a long time ago . . although, even as I write, Morris sides all over the UK will be dancing on village greens and outside pubs: a wonderful example of community, of living tradition . . and of an acknowledgement of the changing seasons.

I feel sad today: missing the dancing and companionship (there's none near where I live now). Even more, it saddens me just how out of touch our 24-7-365 society is from the changing season and natural flow of things.

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