Kyudo

Truth, Good and Beauty in Japanese Archery

Truth, good and beauty in Japanese archery In the Japanese art of archery, Kyudo, the principal objectives of this traditional teaching are: virtue (善, zen), beauty (美, bi) and truth (真, shin). Virtue Virtue implies good, goodness. To be in a state of equanimity in the face of any event, to be detached from feelings […]

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Jean Francois Noubel TEDx

Jean-François Noubel tells it better

My dear friend Jean-François Noubel, leading researcher and author on Collective Intelligence, co-founder of AOL France, martial arts specialist, founder of the Collective Intelligence Institute… and one of the greatest human being I met, wrote an article about my own research and latest book “Chaos, a user’s guide” on his website. By the way his […]

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in transition

In Transition Projects: Order Emerging from Chaos!

In transition projects: order emerging from chaos! I get very excited by transition projects. They offer many answers for a sustainable development in our communities. I love how they are efficient, realistic and most important great fun. I really see these project as order emerging from chaos. If you don’t know about transition projects and […]

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Get the book

In this brilliant and provocative book, covering everything from personal relationships to energy supply to the way we teach our kids, Bruno Marion looks beneath the surface of the seemingly nonsensical events of our lives and unveils hidden patterns based on Chaos Theory and fractal images. Through this innovative lens, he offers us a radical […]

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Love fire

A new love-relationship?

Human beings rarely live in isolation. So how relations between human beings can evolve? Love and couple history Let us look at couples and the past. We can classify the evolution of the relations of a couple into several phases: Physical, sexual love: in the hunter/gatherer era, the essential aim of a relationship was survival, […]

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Ethics

A new World Ethic?

Western ethics = guilt Ethics are a very important aspect of cultures and they strongly influence our way of living together. Every culture has its own ethic and today these ethics are clashing increasingly in a turbulent and chaotic manner. Western ethics is essentially based on the relation to good and evil which leads us […]

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The Search for the True Being

The lost being? We saw in a previous article that we went from a single identity to multiple ones that change ever more quickly. And paradoxically, while these multiple, fractal identities appear, we seek for authenticity in the other. So how should we be multiple and authentic at the same time? Who is authentic? It […]

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identity crisis

Fractal Identities, who am I?

Towards a general burn-out? I recently met a very dear friend who frequently complained to me that she suffered because of the hugely discomforting disparity between her personal values and those imposed by her daily professional life. But like many, she had learnt to ‘live with it’ and got used to it. I heard recently […]

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Collapse or Breakthrough?

Collapse or Breakthrough? Isaac Asimov, the visionary science-fiction writer, recounts in one of his short stories the narrative of a people that from generation to generation, from civilization to civilization, ask a gigantic computer: “Will we be capable one day of beating the second principle of thermodynamics?”  And for generations on end, for centuries after […]

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Family

Kevin’s Life, the new Family?

The grand-parents John and Mary are 70 and 71 today. They have two children: their son Mark, who is 43 today and their daughter Sophia who is 39. John was born in a small town near Cincinati. It is in this town that he went to school. Then he started working in a factory in […]

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