I envision the project as an experiment of re-imagination – from the wisdom of the heart to the wonders of nature to address the global ecological crisis. A regenerative circularity process is one of the foundational DNA of this project, which is dedicated to creating an immersive experience for kindred spirits and soulful tribes. Through appreciative inquiry, I invite peace, flow, adaptive resilience, and collaboration to the embodied wholeness of feminine quality combined with consistent, strategic awareness and the masculine side of quality.
In essence, a visionary beacon of hope offered by Rethinking Humanity, “We have the opportunity to move from a world of extraction to one of creation, a world of scarcity to one of plenitude, a world of inequity and predatory competition to one of shared prosperity and collaboration.” In a nutshell, all the natural world presses us to come more fully into our own experience — our conscious flow and the innate wholeness of our body becoming one. Our inner universe aligns with the interconnectedness of natural rhythms. In each moment of our waking lives, the quality of our mindful awareness strengthens the dynamics of being present that operate from a higher level of consciousness and energy that rejoice in healing and awakening back into our lives.
 Arbib, James, and Tony Seba. 2020. Rethinking Humanity: Five Foundational Sector Disruptions, the Lifecycle of Civilizations, and the Coming Age of Freedom. United States: Tony Seba.
- In which part of life am I most committed to acting on planetary health, and why?
- How do I want to integrate planetary health principles and key concepts, the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and self-knowledge into my advocacy career and provide examples?
- What are my most important goals as a planetary health advocate?
- “Great leaders calmly balance candor and hope in the midst of the storm.”
What gives hope with whom by whom through what medium? Does hope feed power? If so, what constitutes power? Would power equivalent to the sum of presence and hope? How hope promised? Why hope in the first place? How do we choose to communicate hope in exchange for hope? And how that matters to the world we live in now?
“Hope is the belief that the future will be better than the present, along with the belief that you have the power to make it so.”
- – Dr. Shane Lopez
With the escalation of human pressure on the global environments, such as climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, forest clearance, land degradation and desertification, loss of habitat and biodiversity, freshwater depletion and contamination, ecocide, damage to coastal reefs and ecosystems, and the accompanying levels of economic violence, resources extraction, and exploitation, we must recognize all these harmful effects of ecosystem change can affect human health, which needs to be tackled in avoidance of the domination of ego consciousness that is constantly damaging to the natural and social world.
 Whitmee, Sarah, Dr, Haines, Andy, Prof, Beyrer, Chris, Prof, Boltz, Frederick, PhD, Capon, Anthony G, Prof, De Souza Dias, Braulio Ferreira, PhD, Ezeh, Alex, PhD, Frumkin, Howard, MD, Gong, Peng, Prof, Head, Peter, BSc, Horton, Richard, FMedSci, Mace, Georgina M, Prof, Marten, Robert, MPH, Myers, Samuel S, MD, Nishtar, Sania, PhD, Osofsky, Steven A, DVM, Pattanayak, Subhrendu K, Prof, Pongsiri, Montira J, PhD, Romanelli, Cristina, MSc, Soucat, Agnes, PhD, Vega, Jeanette, MD, and Yach, Derek, MBChB. “Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch: Report of The Rockefeller Foundation– Lancet Commission on Planetary Health.” The Lancet (British Edition) 386, no. 10007 (2015): 1973-2028.
Heart-focused mindfulness can elevate a state of ease to our inner strengths, sense of humor, and optimism. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to add more comfort to the audience’s heart space by simply connecting with the qualities of one’s heart and presence? Mindfulness-based care can amplify the abundance in action and body of work to bring the best internal abundance that can keep us in the flow… Freedom, greater abundance, in sync with the frequency of authentic success, consistency, and spiritual aliveness, can make up the most cooperative economies which is the future demand upon on.
Undoubtedly, our consciousness is what is described by Jon Kabat-Zinn as sentience is what “defines our possibilities but in no way delimits the boundaries of the possible for us.”  In other words, our awareness can both nourish and encumber our way of being, which means to the core of who we are as a transcendent species that “grows into itself.” However, “our lives all too often lived out under the constraints of habits and conditioning that we are entirely unaware of but which shape our moments and our choices, our experiences, and our emotional responses to them, even when we think we know better, or should know better. This alone suggests some of the practical limitations of thinking.”  This highlight the significance of knowing what we don’t know or a sense of discernment and wisdom, as Jon Kabat-Zinn continues, “our challenge is to recognize our sentience as fundamental and to ponder whether it might serve us individually and collectively to develop this extraordinary capacity for knowing which, remarkably and importantly, includes, of course, innumerable occasions for knowing that we don’t know.” 
 Kabat-Zinn, Jon. “Sentience.” Mindfulness 9, no. 1 (2018): 352-54.
 Kabat-Zinn, Jon. “Sentience.” Mindfulness 9, no. 1 (2018): 352-54.
 Kabat-Zinn, Jon. “Sentience.” Mindfulness 9, no. 1 (2018): 352-54.
Peter Doran at the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice expressed it best:
As we enter the age of the Anthropocene – a period of sublime recognition that the scale and speed of our impact as a species are such that we have emerged as the primary axis upon which the fate of our planetary systems now rests – we are prompted as educators and learners, not only to pay attention but to pay attention to our attention. Our depleted earth is no mere object of study nor are our dominant political, economic and legal institutions. They are, first and foremost, the products and bearers of our deepest values and intentions. Above all, they are the results of our ways of seeing, knowing and doing.
 Doran, Peter. “Head, Hand and Heart: Immersive Learning for a Demanding New Climate at Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Law.” Law Teacher 50, no. 3 (2016): 341-51.
I intent to inspire behavioral change through cross-disciplinary perspectives and inclusivity; to build a practical and action-orientated knowledge foundation; to increase shared values, visibility, accessibility, and intergenerational engagement among wider audiences. I believe that by incorporating mindfulness-based care into planetary health, we can understand better about ourselves as part of the ecological crisis problems and how we can do better to bring mindful and coherent planetary health action in supporting Sustainable Development Goal 3 “Good Health and Wellbeing” and Sustainable Development Goal 13 “Climate Action.”
I envision the project as an experience of re-imagination – from human ecology to planetary wellness to address the global ecological crisis. A regenerative brand as one of the intrinsic values is the DNA of this project, which is dedicated to creating an immersive experience for readers, tribes, and listeners. By immersive experience, it entails imagination, collaboration, adaptability, intuition, appreciative inquiry, paying attention to the energy of the feminine side of quality in combination with consistency, strategies, and the masculine side of quality.
Draw from my experiences and along with those lines; I would like to discuss inquires as below:
- What does planetary wellness mean to the world?
- How can the world benefit from mindfulness-based care?
- What are some of the blind spots for executive leaders, collaborators, educators in today’s education, organizational leadership, and learning environment?
- What is the significance of mindfulness-based care for planetary wellness?
- What progress and inaction as a result of globalization? What possibilities hold in the broader planetary health movement?
- How to make people listen to counter-viewpoints?
- How viable to live presently and tackle tomorrow’s challenges without harm for the generations to come?
- How can we understand the self and Earth related to ego, insecurity, ignorance, fears, and ways to listen and have honest conversations with each other?
- What are some of the pathways to elevate planetary vision with deepened capacities to advance qualities of presence to the pressing challenges we face?
In truth, this work will also touch upon the co‐relation between nature and well‐being, which is the alternative of the dualism of human-environment relations (e.g., human-nonhuman, mind-matter and subject-object dichotomies) and how to adopt a mindfulness-based approach to address the narrative creation at both societal and institutional levels. With an aim to transform the narrative and uncover the interlinked possibilities, I want to bridge the planetary gap between human ecology and coherent action to planetary wellness. The world needs an aligned understanding and a mindful approach to the foreseeable ecological collapses, which requires an ecological imagination through the eco-systematic manifestation of loving compassion rather than fears-based stimulation that kept things in shadow or fall apart.
“The obvious is no longer obvious and there seems to be an insurgency of the invisible. The things that we were not able to notice before, because of the architecture of visuality, the regimes of seeing that shape how we notice and appreciate the world, are now coming to the fore. Climate change, transraciality, transcorporeality, interbeing. There is a noticing of entangling threads which suggests that maybe we were never human in the first place.“
“Post activism opens a space of inquiry about the ways that we respond to crisis and invites us to examine places of power in a situation. It is noticing that the solutions that we advance to a problem may, in fact, be part of the problem until we recognize the framing from which we respond.”
- – The Possibility of Presence A journal exploring awareness of self and system, navigating the territory between consciousness and co-creation
Every man lives in two realms, the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live. Our problem today is that we have allowed the internal to become lost in the external. We have allowed the means by which we live to outdistance the ends for which we live. So much of modern life can be summarized in that arresting dictum of the poet Thoreau1: “Improved means to an unimproved end”. This is the serious predicament, the deep and haunting problem confronting modern man. If we are to survive today, our moral and spiritual “lag” must be eliminated. Enlarged material powers spell enlarged peril if there is not proportionate growth of the soul. When the “without” of man’s nature subjugates the “within”, dark storm clouds begin to form in the world.
 King, Martin Luther. 1964. Nobel Lecture by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Aula of the University, Oslo, Norway, December 11, 1964. Oslo.
“While we live at a time when division is the norm; when biases and beliefs seem static and immobile; when hard science is debatable; when journalism is devalued; when humanity is stripped from those in cells, centers and shelters; when it’s all just too much to organize in our heads, art calls to the optimism within us and beckons us to breathe.”
“The literal visibility of the proverbial bright side. To me, that is the job of art. To meet us where we are and to invite us in–to think, to feel, to wonder, to dream, to debate, to laugh, to resist, to roam, to imagine. Art is worthy of our interrogation and is in fact an antidote for our times. For the vital moment comes when we each must understand that the social, political and historical connectedness born of traumatic experiences can and should transform to true, elongated engagement with one another. Engagement not steeped in fear and separation, but in shared knowledge, recognition and contentment. Art instigates all of this.”
“When we pivot from the perils of politics and power to the blade of grass, the note of music, the line of a novel, the expression on the screen, we breathe deeply and are revived. As the gifted theologian Howard Thurman once wrote: “Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.” Our goal here is for you to luxuriate in that lurking as we present the idea of optimism, hopeful progress and radical change through the appreciation of art.”
- – Ava DuVernay, Why Art is the Antidote for Our Times, Time Magazine, Feb. 7, 2019
“Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
— James Baldwin
Cover by Rose @GW The Textile Museum, Washington D.C. 2016
All photos by Rose @The Textile Museum, Washington D.C. 2016
Header photo @Cranston’s Christmas Tree Farm, Ashfield, MA 2017