"Everything is dependent on everything else,
everything is connected,
nothing is separate."
"We are all part of the ONE - one world of
diversity but incredible interconnected. It is just plain irrevocable truth
that an injury to one injures all; that a threat to justice anywhere is a
threat to justice everywhere. This is now understood by psychology, quantum
physics, evolutionary biology, planetary theology, etc., and simply confirms
the "golden rule" of doing unto others as you would have them do to you, a
principle adhered to by every world religion in their own respective languages
with a similar grasp of this basic truth." - S Brian Wilson
"Can anything really be understood in
isolation from the
rest of the universe? We explore
reality by dis-organizing it: isolating pieces, eliminating variables,
shielding outside influences. Thus the entomologist brings dead "specimens"
back to the lab; the geologist brings back rock samples; the physiologist
dissects cadavers and the chemist seeks purified substance purged of the
chaotic contamination of the world.
Such methods are incapable of
apprehending anything that exists only in relationship, anything that, when you
disassemble the whole and isolate the parts, is no longer there. What are those
things that exist only in relationship, that are properties of wholes and not
A few examples: consciousness, spirit, sacredness, life, beauty, selfhood,
divinity, compassion, truth, emotion,
purpose, transcendence, will; in
short, all that makes us human." - Charles Eisenstein
Connect is defined as:To
join or fasten together.
To hit or play
a ball successfully.
Establish a rapport or relationship.
To associate or consider as
Make a logical or causal
Establish communication with
Fasten, or put together two or more pieces.
a rapport or relationship; relate.
To join to or by means of a
To plug in (an electrical cord or
device) to an outlet.
To associate with another individual, thing,
business, or affair.
Scheduled to provide continuing service, as between
airplanes or buses.
"If you really want to
evaluate a teacher you have to walk into a
classroom, sit down and listen.
I'm convinced that when you're
listening to good teaching, you hear a familiar refrain.
It goes like
this: What is the connection between ... and ... ?
So much of
good teaching is about taking strands of information and looking for
connections and broadening the context.
Endless test preparation
has the opposite effect.
Endless test preparation shrinks the context.
Endless test preparation reduces inquiry.
preparation mitigates against Socratic
dialogue and can drain much of the passion
from teaching and learning.
The irony is that young
students begin by making
The challenge for teachers is to build on that foundation, to
encourage students to seek
connections between, say, fractions and percentages, or between lobbying
and legislation, or between
Darwin, or between the main characters in
two different novels.
I like to ask my students why the
food in India, Africa and
Mexico is so much spicier than the food in Ireland, Iceland and
Finland. Typically, lots of theories are advanced and
eventually (and perhaps with some guidance) students use their knowledge of geography, chemistry, botany and Federal
Reserve Board to make the connection that will lead to an explanation.
We teachers call this "thinking
across the curriculum." Once students
start seeing how and why seemingly disparate topics are related, and more
important, once they start looking for and making those connections,
then the teacher will have performed that
special kind of classroom alchemy - turning passive receivers of knowledge into
active participants in the learning process.
The answer to the
First, spices grow
in equatorial regions; and second in hotter climates,
food rots more quickly, so
spices are needed to
preserve the food and, later,
to mask the rancid smell." - Jeff Lantos
To narrate or tell.
Give an account of.
Be in a
To ally by connection or
Make a logical or causal connection.
To have connection, relation, or reference.
To react in
response, especially favorably.
To establish or
demonstrate a connection between.
To bring into
or link in logical or natural association.
or establish a reciprocal relationship; interact.
To be in a
relationship with, have a relationship to, bring into relation
The state of being connected.
An association; a relationship.
A fastener that serves to join or
A connecting element; a tie or bond.
A unit in a
connected series of units.
To make a logical or
One of the rings or loops
forming a chain.
A rod or lever transmitting
motion in a
A unit in a transportation
or communications system.
A causal, parallel, or reciprocal
relationship; a correlation.
A winding of a this
world; also, the earth along such a
winding; a meander.
A hill or ridge, as a
sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank
between cultivated fields.
To connect or unite with a link or as with a
link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.
A unit of length used in
surveying, equal to 0.01 chain, 7.92 inches, or about 20.12
An interconnecting circuit between
two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving
A segment of text or a
graphical item that serves as a cross-reference between parts of a
hypertext document or between files or hypertext
documents. Also called hotlink, hyperlink.
verb - break the connection of or between
noun - a discrepancy or lack of
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author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
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personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the
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and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered
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