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PostSubject: My Way to Integral Thinking   Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:05 pm

As number 9 of 10 children and as someone who used to spend endless hours playing in the woods as a kid I can really relate to this article.

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My Way to Integral Thinking
An integral ecologist’s personal and philosophical confrontation with modernity.

by Michael E. Zimmerman

When I was about seven years old, I would occasionally play in a delightful forest with a stream running through it. On one visit, my last, I discovered bulldozers tearing up the site to make way for the first shopping center in northeastern Ohio. I’ve never forgotten the dismay and puzzlement I felt that day, and I often trace my awakening as an environmentalist to that incident. A few years later, we moved to a small Ohio town, where I played for many hours in nearby woods, creeks, and fields. I had no words for the pleasure I took in the outdoors. Only in college did I discover Wordsworth’s poetry, which gave incomparable voice to how youthful joy and exuberance entwines with wooded glen and high blue sky...

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http://www.enlightennext.org/magazine/j42/zimmerman.asp

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