Chapter 8 – The Mystery Beneath the Waves
Literacy in Our Shared Humanity (the human condition and our fascination with immortality, our human ability to perceive and cause the extinction of our species and most life on Earth, a more accurate understanding of our human needs than Maslow’s hierarchy, the importance of purpose and meaning, how war has a seductive scent and a traumatizing taste, inner-healing by changing the quality of our suffering, gaining purpose and meaning from trauma, our human search for transcendence, the power of unconditional love)
Literacy in the Art of Living (growing empathy, understanding, purpose, and meaning in the dark soil of suffering)
Literacy in Our Responsibility to Creation (choosing to protect our planet and fragile future)
Keywords: belonging, empathy, environment, human condition, meaning, purpose, religion, self-worth, transcendence, trauma, unconditional love, war
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