Joining Dots and Weaving Threads

Sharing the wisdom of common values

Let's Get Weaving

If you are a member of an existing initiative but can see the value in constructive, inclusive outreach to other overlapping initiatives, this is the network of networks for you.

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Matt Horton is now a member of Joining Dots and Weaving Threads
Sep 18
Larry Purss is now a member of Joining Dots and Weaving Threads
Apr 15
Leland R. Beaumont posted a status
"Ian, I nominate the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies organization for "In Those We Link" See: http://ning.it/19PySdQ I am affiliated."
Aug 8, 2013
Leland R. Beaumont posted a blog post

Global Well-Being through Statesmanship

Statesmanship is a rare combination of wisdom and courage. Statesmanship requires the wisdom to envision a world as it can be, and the courage to make it happen. Statesmanship is what we must expect from all of our elected officials.We must engage in political discourse based on intelligent, fact-based dialogue on the most important issues. A focus on statesmanship can lead to our increasing trust of elected…See More
Aug 7, 2013
Ian Glendinning replied to Alan Rayner's discussion Joining Dots or Forming Flow-Channels
"Hi Alan, thanks for drawing attention to that - I share your reservation. In fact I also just posted a new blog that highlights this too. : http://dotsnthreads.ning.com/profiles/blogs/there-is-no-silver-bulletThis remains a working title, and in…"
Aug 6, 2013
Alan Rayner posted a discussion

Joining Dots or Forming Flow-Channels

I'll just express one reservation I had about 'joining the dots'.Basically, I don't think of myself as a dot. And I don't think about relating to others as getting connected.Those kinds of imagery omit what I feel is vital to include if we are ever to be aware of our selves as we naturally are in the world as it naturally is.My attached file describes how to arrive at such a 'natural inclusional awareness' through contemplation of a simple question. See More
Aug 6, 2013
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Aug 6, 2013
Leland R. Beaumont replied to Ian Glendinning's discussion Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
"Ian, I agree with your comments above, and I am going to take one further step into the land of Wiki. I created a platform a few years ago intended to promote wise discussion of political issues. See: http://politicalwisdom.wikispaces.com/  The…"
Aug 6, 2013
Ian Glendinning posted a blog post

There is no Silver Bullet

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.In my experience of many discussion groups and mailing lists involving intelligent people engaged in debating solutions to deeply interesting and pressing questions, you can be sure that those prepared to put time into the discussions are passionate.In fact you can be pretty sure that they are so passionate that they probably have a life project to do more than simply debate the current topic with you in…See More
Aug 6, 2013
Ian Glendinning replied to Ian Glendinning's discussion Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
"Hi Lee, "Applied Wisdom" is a good handle - and I agree with common understanding it's the overarching objective - because it "lifts all boats". I think that's why "we", Nick, yourself, myself and others in…"
Aug 6, 2013
Leland R. Beaumont replied to Ian Glendinning's discussion Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
"Ian, My approach has been to develop the Applied Wisdom curriculum at Wikiversity. See: http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wisdom/Curriculum  I believe that increasing the wisdom of the population can "lift all boats" I continue to …"
Aug 6, 2013
Ian Glendinning replied to Ian Glendinning's discussion Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
"Hi Lee, thanks for the feedback. I've edited and re-organized my starting headings to make it clearer what I was suggesting. Your proposal is an example of the outcomes we're after, for the wider world as well as ourselves, but I was…"
Aug 6, 2013
Leland R. Beaumont replied to Ian Glendinning's discussion Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
Aug 3, 2013
Leland R. Beaumont posted a status
"A new course "A Quiet Mind" is now available on-line. See: http://ning.it/19Dpzh3"
Aug 3, 2013
Leland R. Beaumont posted a status
"I have been developing the Applied Wisdom curriculum on Wikiversity. See: http://ning.it/19zyhwO The most popular course is "What Matters""
Aug 1, 2013
Leland R. Beaumont is now a member of Joining Dots and Weaving Threads
Aug 1, 2013

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In Those We Link ..

This network of networks is intended to integrate multiple collaborative networks of activities between:

* Individuals and groups who may already have active initiatives of their own, which they already promote through other networks.
* Individuals and groups who recognize overlapping areas for constructive and inclusive collaboration whilst maintaining the identity of their own work.
* Individuals and groups who recognize that values, wisdom & quality are relevant to all areas of human activity, including the objective sciences as well as those where human nature and aesthetics are positively encouraged.
* Individuals and groups who appreciate that there is more to progressing human discourse than criticism.

That is other networks in which we participate, but which have distinct identities despite overlapping activities. For example, in no particular order:
Friends of Wisdom - website, mailing list and (dormant) forum
The Mary Parker-Follett Network - a Ning network
Arete - Chicago University wisdom initiative.
Inclusional Research - website and mailing list
Thinking Hotel - a physical (!) collaboration space and LinkedIn group
Psybertron Blog - What, why and how do we know?
Wikiversity Wisdom Project - challenges and on-line courses
Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies - breaking the cycle of humiliation.
The Elders - global leaders working for peace and human rights.


There is only one rule - Respect.

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Joining Dots or Forming Flow-Channels 1 Reply

I'll just express one reservation I had about 'joining the dots'.Basically, I don't think of myself as a dot. And I don't think about relating to others as getting connected.Those kinds of imagery…Continue

Started by Alan Rayner. Last reply by Ian Glendinning Aug 6, 2013.

Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn 5 Replies

We should think of defining our objectives along several lines:WHAT - To achieve what in the world beyond the group. A "strategic vision" of the values, goals, outcomes of our shared activities. The…Continue

Started by Ian Glendinning. Last reply by Leland R. Beaumont Aug 6, 2013.

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement Rule #1 RESPECT – Understand & Question before Disagree & Criticize.Critical debate is essential to our agenda and anyone voicing direct disagreement with or criticism of…Continue

Tags: Rules, Forum

Started by Ian Glendinning Jan 27, 2010.

Blog Posts

Global Well-Being through Statesmanship

Statesmanship is a rare combination of wisdom and courage. Statesmanship requires the wisdom to envision a world as it can be, and the courage to make it happen. Statesmanship is what we must expect from all of our elected officials.

We must engage in political discourse based on intelligent, fact-based dialogue on the most important issues. A focus on statesmanship can lead to our increasing…

Continue

Posted by Leland R. Beaumont on August 7, 2013 at 2:08pm

There is no Silver Bullet

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

In my experience of many discussion groups and mailing lists involving intelligent people engaged in debating solutions to deeply interesting and pressing questions, you can be sure that those prepared to put time into the discussions are passionate.

In fact you can be pretty sure that they are so passionate that they probably have a life project to do more than simply debate the current…

Continue

Posted by Ian Glendinning on August 6, 2013 at 3:00pm

Neurotic Rationality

This is a review I published a couple of years ago, of Nick Maxwell's "Is Science Neurotic".
http://www.psybertron.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/neurosisreview.html
In fact it is a good summary of the Friends of Wisdom agenda in adding wisdom to the more irrational aspects of rational enquiry generally, not just in science and academe.

Posted by Ian Glendinning on October 8, 2010 at 2:47pm

Let's Get Started

This is a network to allow collaborative activities between:

* individuals and groups who may already have active initiatives of their own, which they already promote through other networks.

* individuals and groups who recognize overlapping areas for constructive and inclusive collaboration whilst maintaining the identity of their own work.

* individuals and groups who recognize that values, wisdom & quality are relevant to all areas of human activity,… Continue

Posted by Ian Glendinning on January 27, 2010 at 1:30pm

 
 
 

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