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Prejudice of any kind implies that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don't see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence.
Thinking that is not rooted in awareness becomes self-serving and dysfunctional. Cleverness devoid of wisdom is extremely dangerous and destructive. That is the current state of most of humanity. The amplification of thought as science and technology, although intrinsically neither good nor bad, has also become destructive because so often the thinking out of which it comes has no roots in awareness.
The next step in human evolution is to transcend thought. This is now our urgent task. It doesn't mean not to think anymore, but simply not to be completely identified with thought, possessed by thought.
-- Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks
June 2015: CMS is trying to encourage more ACOs to participate in its so-called ACO investment model that it announced last fall. The program will provide upfront payment to organizations that need money to get new IT systems and other infrastructure upgrades as they get their ACO up and running. The agency says it will let ACOs that just formed in 2015 or plan to join next year apply to join the model. CMS expects to make up to $114 million available for the upfront payments.
May 2015: EuroPCR is the official annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions. EuroPCR 2015 had an interesting new focus for 2015: mechanical thrombectomy for acute stroke. EuroPCR co-chair William Wijns of the Cardiovascular Center in Aalst, Belgium said, “For the first time, we are seeing significant improvement in outcomes in about one-third of patients who qualify for the procedure, when it is performed at the right time, by the right people.”