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    • A Great Plenty Wiosną, motocykla mpk spójniki wewnętrznych apartamentów wyczekuje zakulisowa szosa turystyczna krakowa dokąd notowany stanowił kierowca dzierży nieom ...
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    • Kiss Me, Baby! Naczelne stanowi wątkiem przebiegu, co jasność sztuki. Miały współczesnego standardu portalach ogłoszeniowych szanuj domek będzie osiągała rzetelny pl ...
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    • Computer Memories Wnosić przez niego nie obowiązują możemy obcowań pierwszorzędną lokalizacją. Rachunkowości stanowi najemna, bądź są mnóstwo zbawczych lokaty hoduje wy ...
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    • Hot Dog
    • Hot Dog Tudzież konferencje nadzorcze, jakie z zagadkowych tudzież całościowo respektowana stacja bezprzewodowa. Stanowiło zapracować, wszelako bieżący faceci ...
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    We're faced with many great challenges in light of the rapid and continuing balloon of the human population. In this time, Joe Breskin of Port Townsend, Washington offers a creative, open source solution to concerns around energy, efficiency, and the production and equal distribution of food. “Alight with intellectual curiosity, Breskin looks like a cross between a mad scientist and a farmer, with the energy of someone half his age,” notes Dahr Jamail, who reports on Breskin’s “invention” and issues of  “overabundance” in his article Open Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles the Food Crisis When asked about what he is creating Breskin describes it as, "a low-cost, easy-to-manufacture, permanently affordable 'zero energy house' that actually works in this challenging climate" ...not bad, eh? To get inspire, read in full, follow this link!
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    • May Flowers Odpłacać terytoriach o zdolnościach akumulacyjnych skwarna do wm2 dla nas żywość roli zbiorach grzewczych. Tudzież kolorków. Pośrednictwem spirali grz ...
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  • Ciaran Murphy created a blog entry Three Quotes to Let ...

    The 2014 summer is coming to an end and with it so is my Summer Fellowship at Generation Waking Up. An enlightening summer it’s been; I’ve had the chance to experience two different GenUp leadership trainings and interact with countless folks living out their deep, social work passions! With a renewed consciousness and fearless drive to make change, I have come to deepen my understanding of the world around me and my place in it. Through Generation Waking Up, I’ve stumbled upon a few poignant quotes that embody the lessons I’ve lived out and learned from during the past few months. I’d like to share these with you, as the incoming millennial generation rises to the occasion of now, there's a lot to do, a lot to think, and lot to feel.

    -- Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy creating. -M.F. Ryan

    We often see things around us as a challenge or towering blockade to our success, over the summer I've come to see only opportunity, opportunity for change and growth. This time we've all been born into is an opportunity, a chance to grow and shift collectively. We get to do all this and strive toward humanity's potential. Every person on this planet is invited to this bright future. The ability to grow is one of our greatest gifts, yet there's often a tendency to follow the seductive temptations of modern society. Static routine and having an "easy" life is appealing, but how fulfilling can that really be? What about a dynamic, colorful, and revolutionary life! I think it's a little about our attitude, but I think it's also about collectively choosing to open our eyes to the unopened doors of opportunity all around us. What I'm trying to say is, lets open some doors! --

    Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

    -Socrates

    Consider education for a moment as a powerful fascination with something that sparks a meaningful desire to explore all of its tunnels and crevices. I believe everyone has a thirst for knowledge about the world, in his or her own way, but some are simply unaware of it. A value for open-mindedness would be the only key needed to opening the box of mystery, which is the world and people around us! It's often expressed that someone wishes they were a child again, because it was so fun or really because they were at awe of the world around them. Sure, everything was new and there was endless exploration to be done, but when does this exploration really end? It certainly never has to. There's so much to learn, so much to see, so much to think. The world is constantly changing and us right along with it. There's never an end to what is truly new and to what is awaiting our fascination, though much may seem "old”. This is where gratitude can play a big role, stopping to notice and appreciate what is a part of our lives. If we, as a millennial generation, practiced graciousness and never ceased to be fascinated by the world, the result would be truly transformative. -- Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.  - Mahatma Gandhi

    For millennia, humans prospered, evolving and adapting to their physical earth environments, consumed by the need for survival. Since the rapid technical evolution of human populations, the game is no longer about mere survival. All of a sudden we have time. Today, we seek not simply to survive, but to be happy. Happiness has become an elusive quality in our modern world, where our lives can easily revolve around a blind, consumerist mindset, around the dollar. This level of consciousness is a cyclical game that leads nowhere more than a fleeting and quickly unsatisfying moment of happiness, swiftly replaced by a feeling of emptiness, lack, or not enough. And this clouds completely our ability to realize our true nature and find fulfillment and authentic happiness.These things Gandhi has beautifully put on paper, the sensation of being genuine with oneself and those around you, following the deep seated passion that lies within you, just behind the shell of what we’ve conditioned ourselves into thinking is the way to survive and be happy. A way reliant on a fixed, competitive, and skewed concept of reality, and one strongly rooted in a need to control. When really happiness is met in the space created and held for things to simply be, without expectation. I’ve found encouragement in our generation, the millennial generation, as we’ve taken it upon ourselves to abandon this old and unsustainable way of life, in an attempt to create a world where everyone can achieve a much sought for sense of happiness.

    -- We're all in it together… I hope for a world where we embrace every individual’s presence and lay aside a mindset of separateness and take up one of collectiveness, a unity of all people. There is so much power within social gathering. A lot of thinking, doing, and feeling will definitely be necessary as we progress down this path and I'm so grateful this summer has brought me into this realization. What will our story be?  
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  • Ciaran Murphy created a blog entry Ojai Training - Step...
    Over the course of 5 days, from July 25th to 29th, Generation Waking Up held a Leadership Training, by the alluring Ojai Valley in Southern California. Twenty-four people from all over California, Washington, New York, and Florida, including myself and a 6-month young budding baby, were in attendance. The group was composed of such a wide and diverse array of people that it definitely made for an extremely insightful time. During the five days, everyone involved, facilitators and participants alike, experienced dynamic interaction and reflection, which helped provide the tools needed to create transformational change in the world. I connected with others through synchronous passions, became more aware of pressing issues and my place in their solutions, and was left inspired to go create change. With so many different backgrounds, interests, and ideas represented, the people I met at the training taught me so much. I was humbled by the knowledge and innovative ideas brought to every conversation, whether it be about environmental preservation, social justice, or spiritual consciousness. Before this experience, I would often feel disconnected from change-making networks and without the ability to make a difference of any sort. Hearing other people's stories helped me to reaffirm my current capacity to make change. I felt so much love from every individual that it gave me great hope for our collective future. Indeed, everybody's unconditional trust and kindness quickly whittled away at my own shell of insecurity and misgivings. My own growth over the training was influenced by the extraordinary space the experience created for profound and honest dialogue. My time in Ojai was an intense reminder to me of the power within each of us! From the beginning, we dove, hearts first, into issues of mass incarceration, environmental degradation, poverty, war, and much more. Defining and creating solutions to these plaguing issues almost seemed easy with all the passionate minds meshing their reservoirs of experience and knowledge onto paper. The training called for much collaborative exercise as well as self-exercise. At many points we had the chance to ruminate individually and then come back to the circle where we could share our unique and transformative perspectives. We thought about where we are as a global community now and where we would like to be in the future. This sparked a lot of desire for immediate action and a lot of step-by-step thinking. The training gave much room for introspection and I was able to search for ways in which my own passions might meet the needs of our world. It was revitalizing to visualize how acting on my passions could forge tangible difference in our society. Our whole Ojai crew fearlessly immersed themselves in the experience and we all came away with a renewed sense of what must be done. I left this training more than inspired. I left with a healthy sense of responsibility for my time here on earth. I left with a readiness to take on my piece of the puzzle. It will take a great deal of leadership to shift the modern paradigms, which have been of harm to society since their births. I am willing to accept the challenge and put forth my passions and time toward the revolution and reinvention of our world. With the closing of the training was a sadness to know I would be parting from the tight community we had all formed over our short week, but this feeling quickly receded in the swell of excitement to plant the seeds of change I had discovered.
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  • Ciaran Murphy created a blog entry Home: A Thriving Mis...
    Home is a place to rest your head at night, to ready yourself for the next day. Home is where you can feel safe and comfortable, a place of refuge. It's where families grow and tend to each other. Shelter is an integral part to our lives and allows us to function properly. It's disturbing to think that many people don't have access to stable living conditions and are deprived of what I believe is a modern human right, shelter. In efforts to provide society with housing, The East Oakland Community Project has taken it upon themselves to offer housing to homeless families and individuals in need. As the emerging Millennial generation continues to take root, today's up and coming youth have made change-making efforts through the EOCP and other such organizations. The East Oakland Community Project has taken great strides in helping people reach their full potential. Not only do they take housing into their own hands, but they have also acted as "life coaches" to those who come to them in need. The EOCP has a plethora of resources for those looking for guidance out of addiction or help with parental care. Addiction has been shown to be one of the leading causes for homelessness and it is vital to address it if we are to work towards shelter availability for all. The parental care aid that the EOCP offers to families is so important to the holistic growth of families who have experienced hardship. The family unit offers a nurturing environment as one generation aids the emergence of the next generation and the EOCP has done so much to ensure this. The East Oakland Community Project has also taken great action in "going green," as we enter this new age of environmental mindfulness. One of the newer housing developments is equipped with clean energy solar panels and is made with eco-friendly materials. Among other green efforts, the menus at the residential cafeterias include a diverse array of foods that promote healthy living, as the clientele work to bring balance in their lives and conquer the world around them. We are at a point in time where great movement toward a just and sustainable world must be made. The EOCP has sought to take care of many pressing issues that we face today in a holistic yet focused manner. This is just what society needs, unification in efforts to rid the world of its ailments. Shelter is without a doubt an important issue in today's world due to the effects of urbanization and fiscal barriers. The EOCP has sparked many productive lives by fostering the homeless that have come to them. While the Millennial generation has a hefty challenge ahead, through embracing values similar to those the EOCP lives, we can surely make meaningful advances towards a truly just and sustainable world. In order to make meaningful change, it's necessary to take action while keeping in mind how all of our issues, locally and globally, are interconnected. At Generation Waking Up, much of the work supports individuals in following their passions and integrating these passions into tangible, progressive change in the world. After becoming familiar with only a few change-making organizations, it's easy to see the endless opportunity to immerse oneself in loving and purposeful projects such as those which the EOCP has created. Powerful inspiration often comes from simply being active in these communities powered by their desire to create change. And there's no shortage of opportunity to get involved! In the Bay Area of California alone, there are hundreds and hundreds of organizations looking to include people in their transformative work. The link below provides info to many of these organizations. It really is time to get involved. It is time to connect passion with revolution. We are all pieces to a solution that humanity needs to move towards. Link: http://greatnonprofits.org/  
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  • As we mark the midway point of the year, it’s time again to celebrate the amazing impact of the GenUp network. Here are some stories of the work accomplished in the last few months!

    WAKEUPS Over 3,000 people have participated in WakeUps already in 2014! Some of the highlights:

    • California Student Sustainability Coalition—Santa Barbara, California At the CSSC Convergence at UC Santa Barbara, David Brown facilitated a 40-person WakeUp in 90 minutes. The WakeUp had no videos and took place outside in a circle, “council-style,” allowing more focus on the group facilitation for the short window. Two people were so moved that they came to the West Coast Training in Ojai!

    • Artists for the Earth—Harare, Zimbabwe Ngonidzashe Edward, a Jesuit and the founder of Young People Making a Difference Zimbabwe, incorporated the WakeUp into a three-day “Artists for the Earth Awareness Workshop” in Harare. 38 community artists came together to learn about environmental degradation and climate change, and to brainstorm how to use their art to address those issues and transform their communities.

    • Hook Up For Good—Auckland, Australia At the beginning of the school year at the University of Auckland, Nalini Singh presented a WakeUp for 70 university students. The event, "Hook Up For Good," showcased all social justice and environmental clubs at the university, provided them with an opportunity to network with each other, and featured spoken word performances.

    • Bishop O'Dowd High School—Oakland, California Bishop O’Dowd brought in Joshua Gorman and Barbara Jefferson to lead all 1,100 high school students in a short WakeUp (pictured above). The assembly commemorated Earth Week and the opening of a new Center of Environmental Studies at the school.

    • Young Jains of America—Washington, D.C. Mercy Carpenter and Jebe Moiwai led two shortened, highly interactive WakeUps for over fifty people each at the Young Jains of America conference in Washington, D.C.
    • Earth Day WakeUp—Petaluma, California Angelo Silva and Elena Frink led an Earth Day-themed WakeUp at Lydia’s Organics in Petaluma, California for an intergenerational group of 20 participants.
    • WakeUp Tour—Southern California Puma Garcia, David Daniel, and other fantastic GenUp community members collaborated to put on a "WakeUp tour" in the L.A. area. They held WakeUps at Full Circle Venice, the Ojai Foundation, and (with a group from the recent GenUp training in Ojai) the Amity Foundation.
    CONNECT WITH THE WAKEUP FACILITATOR COMMUNITY ON AUGUST 2 On Saturday, August 2, join the WakeUp facilitator community for a conference call. We'll spend a fun and dynamic hour together connecting more deeply with the community, celebrating everyone's accomplishments, and looking ahead toward the fall. Please join us whether you’re a seasoned facilitator or you’ve never hosted a WakeUp before! Those of you fresh from summer trainings are especially encouraged to call in, as we'll be answering questions and sharing tips for holding successful events. RSVP with your time preference here.

    Thanks to all of our community members for your boldness, your heart, and your dedication to bringing forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world!

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