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Nathan Scott In the ballroom of the Washington Hilton, 1,500 top educators from around the world sit rapt while Doug Ross describes the future. Ross, then Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training in the Clinton administration, is delivering the closing address to the 1994 international conference A Global Conversation about Learning'. <a href=''>He</a> is talking about the practical steps that the multi-billion-dollar agency he oversees is taking to bring about thelearning society'. Plans already exist, he tells the audience, to create a system of tax incentives to encourage people to become lifelong learners: to invest in developing their own cognitive capital' throughout their working lives. <a href=''>Taking</a> out a loan for learning should be as easy, and as attractive financially, as taking out a mortgage. <a href=''>New</a>school to work' programmes are being designed to break down the traditional divide between academic and vocational study, and to bring sophisticated theory to life in the workplace. Ross makes no bones about the fact that the new poor', the new marginals in society, will be those who cannot or will not learn. <a href=''>Learning</a> and earning are already inextricably entwined, and becoming more so by the day. <a href=''>The</a> work of the future will be overwhelmingly mind work. <a href=''>Check</a> and see if my present affirmation is correct. <a href=''>The</a> following was her affirmation: <a href=''>Infinite</a> Intelligence within me attracts to me my right spouse. <a href=''>He</a> is harmonious, most likeable, friendly, and spiritual minded. <a href=''>I</a> contribute to his joy and happiness and there are harmony, peace, and understanding between us. <a href=''>I</a> believe definitely that Infinite Intelligence responds to my thought, and I know It makes no mistake. <a href=''>I</a> expect and I definitely and positively believe I will meet my right mate. <a href=''>I</a> know the principle is now working and I walk the earth in the light that it is so. <a href=''>I</a> commended her on her written affirmation and the intelligence and wisdom shown in the application of the powers within her. <a href=''>The</a> principle of Divine Guidance went to work for her, and she attracted an interesting, enjoyable, and wonderful man. <br /><br /><a href=''>They</a> are excellent during times of sleep deprivation and warm the soul in cold times. <a href=''>Those</a> who suffer from high blood pressure can use linden blossoms as a supportive aid--after consulting with your physician, of course. <a href=''>If</a> you are looking to use an herb against a broken heart, consider linden blossoms. <a href=''>They</a> strengthen from the inside out and get rid of bitterness and tension. <a href=''>The</a> linden tree is a holy tree, similar to the oak tree. <a href=''>Many</a> villages have a village linden tree in their central square. <a href=''>It</a> is not rare that you will find a bench to rest underneath it. <a href=''>People</a> used to dance and celebrate under linden trees, but that is not all. <a href=''>Bast</a> fiber from linden trees was used to make clothing, bags, ropes, and household items like mats in the old days. <a href=''>We</a> still find the linden name in the names of towns today. <a href=''>Manual</a> and blue-collar workers, Ross claims, will constitute just 10 per cent of the workforce by early in the next century. <a href=''>Economic</a> and vocational forces are placing unprecedented pressure on individuals throughout society continually to learn new knowledge and skills - and to develop their ability to learn: their confidence and their resourcefulness as learners, and their skill at managing their own learning lives. <a href=''>The</a> concern with learning is not just American: it is worldwide. <a href=''>In</a> Britain a massiveCampaign for Learning', supported by the government and big business, and coordinated by the Royal Society of Arts, was launched in 1996 to encourage people to, in the words of its chairman Sir Christopher Ball, care about their learning in the same way that we are all gradually learning to care about the environment or about our own personal health'. <a href=''>The</a> aim of the campaign isto help create a learning society in the UK in which every individual participates in learning, both formal and informal, throughout their lives. This means boosting people's desire to learn, highlighting existing ways of learning and proposing new ones'. The campaign arose as a response to a large-scale survey which revealed that, while more than 80 per cent of the population believed that learning was important for them, less than a third had plans to do anything about it. For only L2. The pressure on individuals to become learners is not just a consequence of changes in the job market, however. If employers and governments can no longer offer everyone jobs for life', many other cultural sources of stability and authority have also been weakened and undermined over the course of the twentieth century. <br /><br /><a href=''>I</a> subsequently had the privilege of conducting their marriage ceremony. <a href=''>How</a> Divine Guidance Works for Another <a href=''>You</a> can use the Infinite Power to guide someone other than yourself, whether the other be a stranger, relative, or close friend. <a href=' '>You</a> can do this by knowing that the Infinite Guiding Power is responsive to your thought and by believing in this Infinite response. <a href=''>I</a> have done this for many people with extraordinary and fascinating results. <a href='*/'>For</a> example, a young engineer called me on the phone one day and said, The organization I am with is selling out to a larger firm, and I am told I am not needed in the new setup. <a href=''>Would</a> you pray for Divine Guidance for me? <a href=''>I</a> told him that there was an Infinite Guiding Principle which would reveal a new door of expression for him, and all that he had to do was to believe that this is so in the same way that he believed in Boyle's Law or Avogadro's Law in science. <a href=''>I</a> used the principle as follows: I pictured this engineer saying to me, I found a wonderful position with a wonderful salary. <a href=''>It</a> came to meout of the blue. My beloved Leipzig was derived from Lipsk, the place of lindens. Linden Blossom Tea with Honey This recipe is extremely simple and very effective in times of stress, when you face sorrow or the whole world seems to be crashing down on you. Boil a cup of tea from one teaspoon of linden blossoms in a cup, let it steep covered for ten minutes and add the honey. Stir it in and drink it sip for sip. Enjoy the tea. Make time for it even if it is only for fifteen minutes. Be present for it. Even how we do things like that contributes to its positive effect. (Mentha spp.

It is already something of a cliche to talk of the collapse of certainty', whether it be in terms of the disappearance of traditional communities, the rise of geographical mobility, the explosion in information and communication technologies, the interpenetration of different ethnic cultures, the appearance of a bewildering variety of new spiritual movements and leaders to challenge the authority of the orthodox religions, or the freedom to develop personal preferences and lifestyles that may bear no relationship to those into which one was born. <a href=''>For</a> many people in Western society it is now not only possible to choose, to a considerable extent, how, where and with whom they are going to live, and who they are going to be: it is incumbent upon them to do so. <a href=''>Whether</a> the freedom to invent oneself is experienced as welcome or unwelcome, the onus is on individuals to learn and grow, in all kinds of ways, as never before. <a href=''>In</a> the midst of these uncertainties and opportunities, it is, therefore, of paramount importance that people possess not just the confidence but the know-how to be able to learn well. <a href=''>Governments</a> can create incentives and campaigns can exhort, but if people feel unsafe or unsupported, or are unskilled in the craft of learning itself, they may shy away from the learning opportunities that they encounter - even when such learning would clearly help them to pursue their own valued goals and interests. <a href=''>Learning,</a> whether it involves mastering a new technology or recovering from a divorce, is a risky business, and a lack of either the tools or the self-assurance to pursue it results in stagnation. <a href=''>In</a> this context, it is all the more significant that cognitive science is currently drawing our attention to the curious fact that we have forgotten how our minds work. <a href=''>As</a> we have seen, the modern mind has a distorted image of itself that leads it to neglect some of its own most valuable learning capacities. <a href=''>We</a> now know that the brain is built to linger as well as to rush, and that slow knowing sometimes leads to better answers. <a href=''>We</a> know that knowledge makes itself known through sensations, images, feelings and inklings, as well as through clear, conscious thoughts. <a href=''>I</a> believed and expected an answer. <a href=''>The</a> following day he called me and confirmed the fact that he had accepted a good offer with a new engineering firm. <a href=''>The</a> offer, he said, came to him out of the blue! <a href=''>There</a> is but one Mind, and what I subjectively pictured and felt as true came to pass in the experience of the engineer. <a href=''>When</a> you call upon the Infinite Guiding Principle, It always answers you. <a href=''>What</a> you believe will take place will surely happen. <a href=''>How</a> to Receive Personal Guidance for True Place <a href=''>You</a> build up confidence and trust in the Infinite Guiding Force by knowing that God is Infinite Life and that you are eternal life made manifest. <a href=''>The</a> Life Principle is interested in seeking expression through you. <a href=''>You</a> are unique and entirely different. <br /><br /><a href=''>Mint</a> is a cooling plant through and through. <a href=''>It</a> helps during all hot imbalances such as fever and infections. <a href=''>It</a> also helps in another sense whenever you feel you are running hot and need to cool off--to maintain the proverbial cool head. <a href=''>It</a> is an excellent helper especially for those who work a lot and people affected by stress (of course this has to be turned off or balanced out--mint alone can't shoulder all of that). <a href=''>In</a> the ninth century, Strabo wrote, If anyone claims to know all the powers, types, and names of mint, they may as well claim to know how many fish swim in the Red Sea or how many sparks Vulcanus, the melting-god of Lemnos, sends into the air over Mt. <a href=''>What</a> can you add to that? <a href=''>Mint</a> is the healing plant against the small everyday things that leave us indisposed. <a href=''>It</a> ranges from the invigorating mint lozenge to the drop of mint oil on the scalp or the neck to lessen tension, headaches, or even mosquito bites. <a href=''>Mint</a> has a calming effect on digestion and was used in wealth magic, perhaps because the plant grows so prolifically wherever it sprouts. <a href=''>Mint</a> Oil <a href=''>Experiments</a> tell us that just interacting with complex situations without trying to figure them out can deliver a quality of understanding that defies reason and articulation. <a href=''>Other</a> studies have shown that confusion may be a vital precursor to the discovery of a good idea. <a href=''>To</a> be able to meet the uncertain challenges of the contemporary world, we need to heed the message of this research, and to expand our repertoire of ways of learning and knowing to reclaim the full gamut of cognitive possibilities. <a href=''>This</a> will not be easy, for the grip of d-mode on late twentieth-century culture is strong, and reflects a trend in European psychology that has its origins right back in classical Greece. <a href=''>For</a> Homer, the seat of human identity and intelligence was emotional rather than rational, and opaque rather than transparent. <a href=''>The</a> undermind, psyche, was a living reality, experienced in the body, and interpreted either, as Julian Jaynes has suggested, asthe voice of the gods', or as a vital ingredient of the human personality. The undermind still existed as an emotional or intuitive force, but it had come to be seen as secondary and subversive, something wayward, primitive and unreliable. It was in reason that people were most truly, most nobly, themselves. This ambivalent relationship with the undermind was to continue for more than a millennium. Conscious reason might be the apotheosis of the self, but the acknowledgement of its more mysterious, sometimes more inspired but less controllable shadow remained.