By Kosha Anja Joubert
Beyond You and Me is the 1st quantity within the 4 Keys to Sustainable groups sequence and is a realistic anthology for somebody looking to rebuild latest fragmented villages and groups, determine new team organizations and ecovillages, and heal the injuries of clash and social department. it's for these looking to stay cooperatively and in peace with fellow people and the Earth.
Since the start of human background, we have now lived in groups. that's, despite the fact that, till the mid-twentieth century, while reasonable fossil-fuel power has enabled many people in industrialized nations to stay extra socially dispersed and remoted lives. yet now, escalating weather swap, top oil, and the necessity to extensively decrease our carbon intake dictate that this unsustainable lifestyle can't proceed. We needs to relearn the paintings of neighborhood development and clash resolution.
Beyond You and Me deals talents in communique, clash solution, management, facilitation, and consensus selection making, and an inspiring point of view on fixing worldwide difficulties. Written through a global workforce of social and ecological pioneers, it contains the voices of Marshall B. Rosenberg, Wangaari Maathai, Starhawk, Azriel Cohen, Hildur Jackson, and Helena Norberg-Hodge.
The 4 Keys signify the 4 dimensions of sustainable design—the Worldview, the Social, the Ecological, and the industrial. This sequence is recommended by way of UNESCO and is an reputable contribution to the UN Decade of schooling for Sustainable improvement. the opposite books of the sequence are Gaian Economics, Designing Ecological Habitats, and The music of the Earth. The 4 Keys to Sustainable groups sequence used to be accomplished in 2012 and is now on hand within the U.S. for the 1st time.
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Golden candlelight flickered in windows frosted over with ice. Setbacks And then there were the humdrum working days, when John, a great optimist and a master with his hands, took to drink, not from despair or disappointment, but simply from an inability to deal with deep emotions. This was something new for us. The farmers in the local villages drank in a truly Russian way: many drank regularly and from despair. Their lives really were without the slightest cause for joy, without higher aims.
The capacity to be alone has opened a new level of connection for them. Instead of falling into the traps of codependency, they come back to their people knowing about their own personal myth. The transformation is much more than losing the fear of being alone. Who dares to enter the ‘other world’ of the wilderness also leaves behind a purely rational worldview. While experiencing the magical world out there, where inside and outside seem to mix, the vision seekers are reintegrating a separated aspect of their souls.
Do all these things even if you don’t feel like doing them. • In order to be able to function through these things we have to be able to stay present. • Let go of this list because it’s not a list – but first, do the work. He is also the director of the Dayemi Tariqat, a religious and service organization that operates an intentional spiritual community in Southern Illinois with branches across the United States, Europe and Bangladesh. com Geseko von Lüpke describes the Vision Quest, a powerful initiatory ritual that, by helping us find a deeper sense of ourselves, can help prepare us for the challenge of living in community.