When I was a child there was an extraordinary show on the TV called Jeux Sans Frontières! (Games without borders!). In the early days of the European Union it brought together people from different countries to compete in ridiculous physical games involving huge inflatable cartoon characters, and a lot of people splashing around in jets of water. The ways we connect across our countries has moved on, I’m happy to say, and the amazing technology of the internet allows us to have rich, deep connections with people around the world without any need for travel or crazy made-up sports.
About a year ago I started hosting on line conversations for people involved with Inner Transition in different countries. Three times a year we meet to share news of our activities, and talk about the challenges and interesting edges of the work. Most powerful for me has been simply to hear the different ways we experiment and the different challenges to those in England. We’ve heard from someone in Japan about how people are dealing with the fear and uncertainty of living with radioactivity after Fukushima; from someone in Spain, about the aftermath of economic collapse and from groups doing beautiful, connecting things like meetings in nature, for fun and for support. Read more
Documentary unfolding the science behind the idea of six degrees of separation.
Originally thought to be an urban myth, it now appears that anyone on the planet can be connected in just a few steps of association.
Six degrees of separation is also at the heart of a major scientific breakthrough.
That there might be a law which nature uses to organize itself and that now promises to solve some of its deepest mysterie