Where did we come from?

June 12, 2013
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Israel grew out of nothingness. Deserts, with planted seeds growing from miracles and light. That is, the promised land to all peoples—all, peoples. Though now we sit in backlash; of fear and clouds that cover eyes afraid to see the truths we share. Amazingly through all of it, it is still growing.

On Culture:

A mixture of spice and dates, mixtures that inter-relate and tell truths of saints—we were all there. Joined in music and dance, sands and light our guiding path, and a spirit beyond the sun.

On Politics

One, stands in truth together that a boy or a girl, no matter who they married, could love and share equally in all things. This guaranteed to the original father and son, mother and daughter. But something now stands in the way, and the basic truths we all share are being called into jeopardy by those too afraid to remember the first principle—we are brothers.

On the Tension:

Now means Today. See that. Know that.
Now means Today. In front is what matters.
Mind and body, heart and soul.
Need for food, and need for love.
Now means Today. We must remember it.

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Lee Frankel-Goldwater is a professional environmental educator, writer, and social good project developer as well as a recent graduate of NYU's Environmental Conservation Education masters program. Lee has also studied at the Center for Creative Ecology on Kibbutz Lotan, Israel and at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Currently he has been leading development of the Global Action Classroom, an Earth Child Institute initiative focused on global youth environmental cooperation and helping to create the Global Sustainability Fellows, a program of The Sustainability Laboratory seeking to design a new and innovative, international sustainability masters program. Other projects include: developing mobile applications for encouraging social action, mixed media video design, leading peace and environmental education workshops, and doing his best to live a life in connection with the Earth while helping others to do the same. At heart Lee is a poet, traveler, musician, and philosopher with a deep curiosity for new experiences, unfamiliar cultures, learning languages, and often dancing to the beat of a different drummer. As student of yoga, meditation, and spiritual arts, Lee aims to connect the inner journey with the outer one, hoping, as he can, to share what is learned along the way, enjoying the journey.

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