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compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion

What YOU have done and what YOU are doing @ zaadz is primarily something that only the very best of American pragmatism can achieve - in accordance with my kind of crystal ball indeed - and this ONE is created by Welsh artisans.

It appears to me that you have attracted a significant number of people, who are - in Douglas Harding's words - already awake to, or awakening to the first person singular present tense which is the LOVE that makes the world go round and leaves no-one whatever out - all travelling the way - and willing to communicate and collaborate with each-other - regardless of race, religion, politics or culture.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,

committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, IT IS the only thing that ever has."

That quotation of Margaret Mead - the distinguished American anthropologist, intellectual and scientist -obviously sets the scene for your initiative but it is very clear that you have already sown "the seed" which will establish a mechanism by which the ‘few' can become the ‘many'.

There is absolutely no reason why you should not further establish a large enough core of "those that understand - because no explanation is necessary" - who, through example, will be able to   & perhaps finally convince "those that don't understand - for whom hitherto no explanation would suffice" - such that they to would join the ranks of those that understand and in so doing -

significantly change the world.













NEVER FORGETTING as Muriel Rukeyser so succinctly proposed...  

"The Universe is made of storiesnot of atoms"


First posted by Michael Grove @zaadz on June 9, 2006 at 12:30



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S.I.A. : Sam I Am
8 days later

S.I.A. said

Bravo back at ya! I love your writing! Blog on dude! :o)

to blog or not to
what is it i have to say
subconscious typing

Michael : catalyst-producer
10 days later

Michael said


Much as words can NEVER be enough I shall continue to precis them to the very best of my ability !

Searching : Observer
about 1 month later

Searching said

This morning I've been reading some of your posts (i'm not sure how i got there, doing my usual float i suppose, when my mind is in the search), and i'm amazed and impressed with your thoughts & your words. Your very wise & I thank you for being here and posting. I've been looking for some inspiration in the last week or so, to continue my quest. (lifes drudgery has me moving in waves). You've got me thinking on language & thought & i'm hoping i'll have a new post soon. I felt compelled to leave you a comment & beg for more of your thoughts. :) You have a great contribution here & i look forward to reading more.

about 1 year later

Martin said

How conscious this is …

“when I understand - no explanation is necessary”
“when I am yet to understand - no explanation will suffice”

I am always on the verge of discovery, new things, new consciousness, new rememberings. Thank you Michael for all your sharing.



over 2 years later

cHAngeL said

Words are never enough…

Your words have been like a drink of water….. is to thirst.

A GREAT TEACHER you are..thank you for teaching through example, and hopeful actions, Michael.

And most of all thanks for understanding.

We will get water to those children.



Albert : ~
over 2 years later

Albert said

Once again I agree, Michael.


And its the entrepreneurial impulse behind it too. Consciouss capitalism.

Conscious business.


Evolutonary Entrepreneeurship.


In this year, and the coming years politics, economy and crisis mangement of all kind have to be adressed too.


How can this community contribute, co-shape and catalyse big constellations even beyond its own holonic systemics?


How can it contribute to global leadership? Beyond the dominant impulses from institutions, organizations, foundations and think tanks? Beyond the dominant corporate agendas and corridors of power in poltics?


What could be the specific power of this community?





Michael : catalyst-producer
over 3 years later

Michael said

… by Just ADDING water and BECOMING one part of
THE COLLECTIVE, falling leaves return to their roots !



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Comment by Michael Grove on December 20, 2011 at 8:16

A New Gaia

   Seeds sown, sometimes wind-blown
, cyber-space is fertile ground to plant seeds, create growth,

   make friends, exchange, express, explain, experiment, “meet” folks, break old rules and break new

   ground, transformation, information, sharing and caring, developing, growing, flowering, budding,

   buddying, tending, gardening, discussing and discovering, and so much more, celebrating, asking

   & answering in a word • ALLNESS • and every now and then a little Off-the-wall-ness, Seeding and

   seeing, beading and being, sharing and caring, A wealth of giving and living, when necessary

   forgiving, nature and nurture • ART and HEART • in word and IN DEED • A NEW GAIA tends to

   surprise, to be wise, to emphasise, empathy as well as passion and compassion, planning and

   plotting, doing and making, Enjoying and inspiring, fine-tuning and ideals and respect and care

   and beauty and bravery • ALLNESS • unity and community in harmony • ALL IN UNICITY •

Comment by Michael Grove on July 2, 2012 at 10:01


"EVOLUTIONARY is a play on the word "REVOLUTIONARY", and I mean it to convey something of the revolutionary nature of evolution as an idea. Evolutionaries are revolutionaries, with all the personal and philosophical commitment that word implies. They are not merely curious bystanders to the evolutionary process, passive believers in the established sciences of evolution, though all certainly value those insights. They are committed activists and advocates - often passionate ones - for the importance of evolution at a cultural level."

- Carter Phipps - EVOLUTIONARIES -

Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea.

Comment by Michael Grove on January 20, 2013 at 14:19

NO THING happens in LIVING NATURE that is not in relation to

THE WHOLE as the BALANCED ECO-SYSTEM which Homo Sapiens

Sapiens must now restore to ensure the survival of LIFE on EARTH.


The MINDFULNESS Mind Map provides a matrix of 49 "tunnels" - designed for and by the masses - allowing access to a place conducive to Coexistence, Cooperation and Collaboration - such that the collective all-inclusive first person singular present tense, third person objective - point of view - will then lead to the establishment of a new model & method of wealth creation, mutually beneficial to ALL.



Comment by Michael Grove on August 27, 2015 at 8:35

THE DEMISE of ZAADZ as it is subsumed by GAIA 

as it transmogrifies into GAIAM and thence GAIAM TV


     NEVER forgetting, in the context of this very first *zaadz zBlog,

     in which I referred to a quote from Margaret Mead, that there is

     no better way to leave *zaadz behind, than with yet another

     classic statement from her ...

    "Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem.

     All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen

     through, by the passion of individuals and ALWAYS REMEMBER that

     you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."

Comment by Michael Grove on March 13, 2018 at 6:12

So now, the Society for General Systems Research, which is proliferating, is proliferating by the standard methods that are used in this country - regional chapters. I said to Dick Erickson, ‘I don’t think we should be so conventional, we ought to think of something better.’ We can’t get anybody to use any kind of constructive thinking on the problems of organization. And, of course, there’s no place where you can get a well rounded degree in General System Theory. Rand has a school that is almost entirely military.

One of the most crazy situations - I was asked to speak at a dinner of the Air Force celebrating their fifth decade of Air Force intelligence. I talked about the fact that they weren’t paying attention to the whole; the Air Force was modeling the Soviet Union as a system, and the Army was modeling the United States as a system, using different units, and they were both ignoring the fact that China existed, and therefore were making hopeless mess when you knew you had a universe to deal with. What I was telling them was to use cybernetic thinking as it had developed into general systems theory. The next morning I was on a chartered plane bringing me back, and there was a man on it who said, ‘You left me way behind. I couldn’t understand a word you said.’ I said, ‘What are you?’ He said, ‘I’m an electronic specialist.’

Americans are always solving problems piece-meal. They’re always solving them de nouveau and artificially because they’re all newcomers and they don’t have decisions grounded in a culture.

Margaret Mead talking about Cybernetics in the context of inside versus outside the box from Issue no. 10 of the CoEvolutionary Quarterly, June 1976.

Comment by Michael Grove on March 13, 2018 at 6:22

When designing a scalable right communication system for ALL the souls of

our species, IT IS essential that a bottom up top down closed feedback loop

is established, to ensure BALANCE and HARMONY in ALL THINGS.

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