Formless Meditation and Sustainability

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Abstract

This chapter is about rediscovering our original prosperity by fostering a vision of sustainability through mindfulness-awareness meditation. It garners the view how simply sitting still fosters natural social intelligence skills required for building a sustainable future. Developing sustainable solutions for many of today’s global problems demands innovative thinking, a strategic long-term view, sophisticated social intelligence, and much more. But core to shaping a sustainable future is first respecting the profound natural world that surrounds us right here, now, today. In this chapter, we will explore how the ancient tradition of mindfulness-awareness meditation is fostering just such an appreciation in communities throughout the world—giving rise to a fresh “spiritual” perspective on what it means to thrive, flourish, and “be prosperous” in the emerging twenty-first century.

Keywords

Emotional Intelligence Human Relationship Social Intelligence Phenomenal World Empathic Accuracy 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AAW AssociatesWallingfordUSA

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