t’s so easy to ask the questions of why good things come to those who do evil or why bad things happen when I work so hard to do what is right. We want answers, don’t we? “God, can’t I get a break once in while? Why is this so hard? Dammit… I thought we were past this…”
The marks of a progressing civilization
When I desire the happiness in our children, and mark our progress as humanity by that, I am not referring to children as never crying. I am not ruling out other marks of a progressive society, but merely desiring a shift in priority. What does our society claim as proof of our progression? Happiness is something more than self-satisfied, self-interested, and self-serving. It something greater than an innocent or unaware naivety.
Time… what is it good for? Absolutely everything!
How much of your time is dedicated to the life of sustainable community? How much of your time is given to caring for the earth or cultivating…… Read more “Time… what is it good for? Absolutely everything!”
Reflections on tradition and community
My friend Marc, had some questions regarding tradition and community in response to my reflections on our ceremony, and I think it’s worth a post.
Tradition helps us stay grounded in history which is absolutely essential if we are to adapt to change well. It’s a paradox really. Adapt yet ground in history. So, we as a community must know and celebrate (or even lament) our history, and yet we must continue to build new ways of doing ceremony and ritual.
What are your questions on community?
What are your questions on community? What have you been thinking about in regards to community, community building, connecting in relationship, etc? I want to spend as…… Read more “What are your questions on community?”