Gary ‘Z’ McGee – Religious indoctrination, like cultural conditioning, is difficult to overcome.
Video – Based on recent media attention, one might wonder, what’s with all the police violence? Are police officers really out of control?
Dr. Vandana Shiva – Bringing the soil to the center of our consciousness and our planning is vital for the life of the soil, but also for the future of our society.
Mike Sygula – Is this what the world should look like? Absolutely not. We need to act to change this mentality. We have to make wiser choices and educate others.
Julian Wash, Contributor Waking Times Dear Humans, Today I would like to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that condones violence under certain circumstances. To this end, we find ourselves going along with the most egregious of things, not least of which is war. Here we find not only a consensus […]
Mrinalini Erkenswick Watsa, Mongabay Waking Times In 2006, Mexico intensified its security strategy, forming an inhospitable environment for drug trafficking organizations (also known as DTOs) within the nation. The drug cartels responded by creating new trade routes along the border of Guatemala and Honduras. Soon shipments of cocaine from South America began to flow through […]
Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer Waking Times “None are more enslaved than those who believe they are free.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe There are few subjects as controversial and taboo as the concept of anarchy. It mostly leaves a bad taste in people’s mouth due in no small part to years of psychological conditioning, […]
Kimaya Singh, Guest Waking Times With the recent spate of mass shootings, people have begun to ask what it will take to reduce violence, especially among kids or in places where they spend time. We know that violence does not just occur in random places sparked by uncertain things. It also takes place daily in […]
Anthony Sammeroff, Contributor Waking Times “What should I do when my children misbehave?” a client asks during a communication coaching session. If we agree that the use of force, threats and punishments are not favourable approaches because they damage the relationship between parent and child, and that bribing children will only turn them into sneaky […]
Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times The brain is a very adaptable organ. It has the cognitive ability to adapt to stress, whether real or imagined, but do violent video games and movies actually help us to adapt to a sadistic world, or help to create one? Gamers and researchers have been on both sides of this […]
Lewis Herridge, Contributor Waking Times Recently, I returned from Uganda after leading a 2 week trip with a group of teenagers. They were a great bunch and we got a chance to really integrate ourselves into the Ugandan culture, our highlight being a 4 day home-stay in a rural, remote Ugandan Village. At the end […]
Jess O’Brien, Guest Writer Waking Times All societies have had to grapple with the harsher side of human nature. Unacknowledged violence within will smolder, and conflict left unresolved will in time explode. The martial arts developed for facing these raw emotions directly, forging and tempering their energy into useful and beautiful shapes. Frustrations are expressed openly, […]
Zhou, Xuan-Yun, Guest Writer Waking Times Religion is full of paradox, and Eastern religions are no exception. One of the most compelling paradoxes is that Eastern religions (Buddhism and Daoism) are closely linked with the martial arts. The most widely known temple arts are those practiced by the Buddhists at Shaolin Temple and the Daoists at […]
Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer Waking Times “We become what we think about all day long.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Long before I became an adult I launched a quest. This was inspired by a something that weighed on my childish mind, an urgent calling to alleviate the suffering of others. Even when I was a […]
Chris Renzo, Contributing Writer Waking Times American neuroscientist, Dr. Robert Sapolsky, states that there is a widespread and dangerous notion that has taken root in our dominant scientific understanding of human behavior. The notion is that we believe human behavior is genetically determined. This deterministic view of life suggests life is rooted in biology and […]
J.G. Vibes, Contributing Writer Waking Times A new study published last month in Nature Journalsuggests that humans are naturally good. This study adds to the mounting evidence against the popular misconception that corruption is a trait of human nature. In ten experiments using economic games, scientists observed that faster decisions result in more cooperation and generosity, […]
Waking Times Violence is a language we must unlearn. In this short animated clip, Stefan Molyneux, of FreedomainRadio.com, makes the parrallel that the statism is just another form of worn out mysticism that is only relevant to those who have been indoctrinated for it as youths, and that it is ready to be relegated to the […]
Kim Dostaler, Contributing Writer Waking Times I think one of the greatest things holding back regular people from standing up to their government and the corporations who own them is they believe that people are inherently evil and that is why we will never be able to change anything on a mass scale. I have […]