Transformations

The life of the spirit and the ethics of the Earth

We know how to take care of the life of the body. That is now a true cult, celebrated in so many academies of gymnastics. The psychoanalysts of several tendencies help us take care of the life of the psyche, of how to balance our impulses, the angels and demons that inhabit us, to carry on that life with relative equilibrium. But in our culture we all but forget to cultivate the life of the spirit. That is our most radical dimension, where the great questions are housed, where our boldest dreams nest and where the most generous utopias are formulated.

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Peace: a scarce, but always desired benefit

What we hear most at the start of each New Year are wishes for peace and happiness. If we look realistically at the current world situation, including the different countries and our own, peace is precisely what is most lacking. But peace is so precious that is always desired.

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The Earth will defeat capitalism

Earth no longer has the capacity, by herself, to meet human demands. She needs a year and a half to replace all that is taken from her in one year. She has become dangerously unsustainable.

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Jubilee of Loving Kindness

Since this December, the Catholic Church is celebrating the Jubilee of Loving Kindness; Opinion Sur decided to reprint two related articles. The first one, written in April 2013, stated that loving kindness (which Francisco strongly stressed) gets stronger with understanding. The second one extracts some paragraphs from the Evangelii Gaudium Encyclical delivered in December of the same year, which is the best answer given by the Pope that we could have imagined. It is worth noting that Francisco does not know Opinion Sur but, miraculously or not, there was a wonderful synchronicity.

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To deepen transformations considering new circumstances

When a transforming process has overcome the installation phase, it needs to deepen and institutionalize the changes to ensure their continuation. In this critical phase new circumstances and challenges emerge which, if not carefully considered, might compromise the accomplished transformations.

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