EU officials being trained to meditate to help fight climate crisis

Posted: May 4, 2022 by oldbrew in climate, Politics
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Money to burn?


Take a deep breath…Sometimes there’s not much difference between a satirical spoof and a climate ‘crisis’ article.
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Exclusive: Early results from ‘applied mindfulness’ courses suggests they have helped overcome despair that little can be done, says The Guardian.

Brussels officials are being trained to meditate to help them tackle the climate crisis as part of a new wave of “applied mindfulness” that seeks to take the Buddhism-inspired practice “off the cushion” and into hard politics.

EU officials working on the 27-country bloc’s green deal climate policy are attending “inner green deal” courses intended to foster a deeper connection among decision-makers and negotiators tasked with tackling the crisis.

The courses incorporate woodland walks near Brussels and meditation sessions, including one that invites participants to feel empathy for trees and animals to boost “environmental compassion”.

Some managers have reportedly shown impatience at being asked to meditate and want to “get on with business”.

But early results from the first 80 participants suggest the course has strengthened officials’ motivation to tackle climate problems and overcome personal despair that little can be done.

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Comments
  1. […] EU officials being trained to meditate to help fight climate crisis […]

  2. JB says:

    “meditation sessions, including one that invites participants to feel empathy for trees and animals to boost ‘environmental compassion'”

    A return to normal/healthy humanity to cope with the Great Crash agenda? Why not do what they foist on humanity; Zoloft.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Send them a link to N&Z’s new paper 😎

    current climate models overestimate the Earth’s global temperature sensitivity to atmospheric CO2 about 682 times or by 68,100% on average
    https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2022/05/02/ned-nikolov-karl-zeller-exact-calculations-of-climate-sensitivities-reveal-the-true-cause-of-recent-warming/comment-page-1/#comment-177091

    Meditate that!

  4. Gamecock says:

    “The courses incorporate woodland walks near Brussels and meditation sessions, including one that shows how to see the emporer’s new clothes.”

    Fixed it.

    30+ years ago, my company sent me on a retreat to Pecos, New Mexico, with dozens of other employees. They incorporated desert walks and meditation sessions. As a mid-level manager, I was appalled at the waste.

    Sheer decadence. Company making so damn much money that they could afford to send people on a lark.

    Funny thing was, I was a corporate guy, rest were from a department. When they asked me to say a few words, all I could do was say as indirectly as possible that all they were saying was not the corporate direction. I seemed to get away with it.

    The owner of the facility had some sort of relationship with the company (I forget what it was). I betcha the proprietor of the Brussels facility has some sort of relationship with the EU elites, like the cousin of the president.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Project Despair…

    Climate change: Don’t let doom win, project tells worriers
    BBC News Climate & Science

    A new project has been launched to address rising climate anxiety in students at the University of East Anglia.

    At the opening in Norwich, students told BBC News they felt hopelessness, anger and despair about climate change.

    They worry how they will live in a world with an unpredictable climate and the destruction of nature.

    On Thursday a new survey found that 45% of UK students worry about climate change once a week or more.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-61218933
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    Wait till the power cuts start…

  6. Curious George says:

    “Officials are being trained to meditate to help them tackle the climate crisis.”
    As long as that’s all they do to tackle the [Brussels] “crisis”, I applaud.

  7. oldbrew says:

    invites participants to feel empathy for trees

    Ahh…treehuggers.
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tree%20hugger

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