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"Occupy the Planet - Redeem Our Humanity"

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 The compelling magnetism of "Occupy Wall Street" is that it is modeling a possible socio-economic-political paradigm for how a truly democratic society can run. The whole world is begining to watch the developments of this major social movement. Its impact will depend on the movement's ability not only to see the problem but also to see the solution. We must recognize the global crisis as more than a "them vs. us" mess. We have the opportunity to penetrate deeply to the roots of our problems.Our guest Dr. Sharif Abudllah of Commonway Institute, a respected author, lecturer, facilitates our dialogue of why spirituality must be an integral part of our social activism. We explore, among other things, the wisdom of Vimala Thakar, a noted spiritualist and social activist. Quoting

"Awakening to Total Revolution: In a time when the survival of the human race is in question, to continue with the status quo is to cooperate with insanity, to contribute to chaos. The call is not to one of the revolutionary formulas of the past; they have failed--why drag them out again even in new regalia?

The Force of Love Is The Force of Total Revolution A tender, loving concern for all living creatures will need to arise and reign in our hearts of any if us is to survive. And our lives will be truly blessed only when the misery of one is genuinely felt to be the misery of all. The force of love is the force of total revolution. It is the unreleased force, unknown and unexpected as a dynamic for change. Perhaps we have the wisdom now, the awareness that love is as essential to human beings as the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Can we bring love to the marketplaces, into the homes, the schools, the places of business, and transform them completely"? Article: "EnlightenNext" Magazine