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Hello, welcome to edcmerchants, a web page dedicated to an exploration in human cooperation for the greater good of humanity. Our goal at edcmerchants is to offer high quality products, exceptional services and current information that will make a difference in your life.

This web site is work in progress. I have found enormous, inspiration and insight surfing the net since June of 1997 when I created this page. There are so many websites on the web that I want to be your number 1 go to web site.

I believe the internet is a physical, or at least a metaphorical, manifestation of Carl G. Jung’s collective unconscious. Which includes all the good and unfortunately the not so good of humanity’s conscious and unconscious thought, values, behavior and spiritual awareness. We must discern the difference as we explore the internet and stay true to our creative source which supports and encourages our life.

Human cooperation will be sustained when the bridge between traditional, conventional thinking and progressive thinking is strengthened. This bridge melding includes practices regarding corporate integrity, individual healing, community and economic development, spirituality and education. We are all humans on this earth. We each have individual needs and differing approaches to meeting those needs. Failing to work through our diverse views in a collaborative and peaceful way has destroyed community living. There seems to be a prejudicial gap among various groups that is keeping our communities from seeking this collaboration. In spite what some think these differing groups are not mutually exclusive. This is not an either or, black or white, kind of debate or discussion. Every individual has their own perspective. Promoting and expanding our differences causes more conflict and discord. We certainly must understand and respect our differences. But that is where it should end. We should pay attention to the concepts that bring us together. This page promotes a collaborative mission encouraging a democratic and ecumenical tolerance for people with different cultural, community, economic, religious and personal values. It supports and embraces all the common core values of being human.

Some of the common core values that we all strive for include an individual vision to live a peaceful and secure life filled with human cooperation, love and joy and gratitude. Gratitude for what we have and are able to give to others.

Another important part of living on earth is economic opportunity, people all over the world must have a reasonable way to make a living in the community they live. The source of this economic opportunity must be ethical and transparent. It must maintain human dignity. Only then will it sustain the individual, the community and the world.

We each must feel secure physically, economically, emotionally and spiritually. A significant part of this philosophy is that individuals take personal responsibility for the development of our local communities, workplaces and themselves. Working in your local community is a great start. Volunteer in your local community or place of work to make it a better place.

A great example of world cooperation, Catholic Relief Services will connect you to worldwide missions to assist many.. Another site is KIVA: Loans that Change Lives where individuals can invest in small businesses around the world.

Many individuals are also actively seeking individual healing and sustained health through various self-directed activities such as prayer, meditation, good nutrition, lifelong learning, and regular exercise including stretching and deep breathing. The work of Andrew Weil and Bruce Lipton are good examples of personal health approaches that include a paradigm shift, which will help evolve health care and medical practice for the foreseeable future. I also have experienced wonderful benefits from centering prayer, it promotes an internal spiritual sustenance by triggering the relaxation response, adding an conscious intention and encouraging you to “just be” with your creator in silence and all that entails. This sacred time which represents the Alpha and Omega is unlike linear historical time. In that silence your intention to be with your creator becomes timeless.
We must teach our children this gift. Learning to quiet ourselves in combination with taking action in our lives to become the best version of our self It starts with sound educational policies. Organizations that promote and attend to the needs of children are critical for the future of our world. It continues with local, state and national governments and in the work place.

We all want thriving workplaces, vibrant communities, and personal contentment. When all individuals and communities are thriving through cooperative efforts, we will each have found inner peace, and then will we truly be a healthy planet as the The Earth Charter envisions.

This is a worthwhile global goal for humanity. This page is dedicated to promoting human cooperation in daily community living and in the work environment. Promoting individual and global sustainability
Thanks for visiting my web page.

Keep the Faith

WE are the People Makers
WE frown they hide their heads, We smile they come alive
WE hurl belief at them
and,… they succeed

“Take care of yourself by caring for humanity”

Stephen

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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mohandas Gandhi

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