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Measuring Intelligence

The school system was built on the notion of measuring intelligence and its connection to productivity (later termed achievement). The IQ test was invented by Alfred Binet during the Industrial Revolution to determine who would profit from education (and in turn, turn more profit for the factories---the owners of the factories). Now that we are… Continue reading Measuring Intelligence

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There Is No Such Thing As Failure

"The most important teaching of all is that we are each where we need to be when we need to be there, learning the lessons that we need to learn." – Michelle Margaret Fajkus You cannot fail or be a failure in the course of life. You can never even be failing at something, other… Continue reading There Is No Such Thing As Failure

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What if the Teacher was Life?

“What if religion was each other? If our practice was our life? If prayer was our words? What if the temple was the Earth? If forests were our church? If holy water - the rivers, lakes, and oceans? What if meditation was our relationships? If the Teacher was life? If wisdom was knowledge? If love… Continue reading What if the Teacher was Life?