Steve Nobel interviews James O’Dea, author of The Conscious Activist.
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‘The great visionary activist James O’Dea communicates the ideals of peace in ways that summon spiritual and social evolution’ – Jean Houston
James O’Dea grew up in Ireland and England and currently resides in Colorado. He is a former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Washington office director of Amnesty International and CEO of the Seva Foundation.
He is lead faculty for the Shift Network’s acclaimed global Peace Ambassador Training and a member of The Evolutionary Leaders group founded by Deepak Chopra and is on several advisory boards such as The Peace Alliance. He is the author of Creative Stress, Cultivating Peace and his most recent is The Conscious Activist.
This book is a compelling narrative and a deep reflection on the demands of mystical realization and effective activism. This book asserts that an integration of activism and mysticism has the power to permanently transform the world and to wake up humanity from its present unhappy course.
On this podcast:
The reasons for hope and celebration despite all the many problems around the world.
The communion between mysticism and activism.
Personal emotional responses such as anger in the face of horror or adversity.
The importance of being solution focused rather than problem focused.
The wisdom that indigenous cultures from around the world offer to the conscious activist.
Morally focused intention + adequate resources + creative action = results.