Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Transition Towns

Tom alerted me to this video. It is an approach to dealing with the situation we face resulting from peak oil. One thing it doesn't talk very much about is the wonders of small community and the richness of hands-on engagement in life. There are a lot of things we should be very concerned about and there are growing dangers from the ways we live in disregard to the environment, but we also need to look at those very positive aspects of community, mental health, and sense of wholeness that arise when we are actively producing and creating and growing with our own hands. When we begin to see the future as something glorious from our past we can encounter it without fear.

2 comments:

Tom said...

Oh Good! Glad you liked it :)

"One thing it doesn't talk very much about is the wonders of small community and the richness of hands-on engagement in life."

No, it doesnt- I was letting that be sort of a 'gimme' though. Thats going to come through all of this in the end anyway- so we can let them think they noticed it first, eh? ;)

"sense of wholeness that arise when we are actively producing and creating and growing with our own hands. When we begin to see the future as something glorious from our past we can encounter it without fear."

Perfect! Yes!

for me, this is all about using what is true in this moment, to END fear- and meet this moment as it is... yes, perfect!

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