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  • IN DISTRUST OF MOVEMENTS
  •   Category: Community Type: Reading
    By Wendell berry -- "We are involved now in a profound failure of imagination. Most of us cannot imagine the wheat beyond the bread, or the farmer beyond the wheat, or the farm beyond the farmer, or the history beyond the farm. Most people cannot imagine the forest and the forest economy that produced their houses and furniture and paper; or the landscapes, the streams and the weather that fill their pitchers and bathtubs and swimming pools with water. Most people appear to assume that when they have paid their money for these things they have entirely met their obligations." -- From the full text.


  • Stalking Natural Spirit
  •   Category: Sustainability Type: Reading
    By Bill Cahalan
    Stalking Natural Spirit: Toward a Creation-centered Spirituality is a moving, contemplative article with a call for personal and community action.

    "Peace on Earth has to include peace with Earth. Globally, we see expanding human numbers and consumption rates, along with relentlessly declining natural sources for such consumption. It is becoming clear to more and more people that we can not make peace with people whose air, water, cropland, and forests we are polluting or destroying."



  • The Death of Trees
  •   Category: Earth Type: Reading
    from: The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, by Thom Hartmann


  • MoveOn.org
  •   Category: Change Type: Reading
    MoveOn is working to bring ordinary people back into politics. With a system that today revolves around big money and big media, most citizens are left out. When it becomes clear that our "representatives" don't represent the public, the foundations of democracy are in peril. MoveOn is a catalyst for a new kind of grassroots involvement, supporting busy but concerned citizens in finding their political voice. Our nationwide network of more than 1,700,000 online activists is one of the most effective and responsive outlets for democratic participation available today.


  • The Secret of Enough
  •   Category: Earth Type: Reading
    from: The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, by Thom Hartmann


  • Orion Magazine
  •   Category: Living Type: Reading
    The Orion Society's programs and publications seek to inform, inspire and engage civil society in becoming a significant cultural force for healing nature and community.


  • What 1 percent might do.
  •   Category: Change Type: Reading
    Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark interviewed in THE SUN MAGAZINE - August 2001. "...we each have to do our own part, and become responsible, civic-minded citizens: we have to realize that we won't be happy unless we try to do our part. And if a small portion of us simply do our part, that will be enough. That's all it would take: 1 percent of the people..."


  • The Idea of a Local Economy
  •   Category: Community Type: Reading
    By Wendell Berry -- "A change of heart or of values without a practice is only another pointless luxury of a passively consumptive way of life."


  • Another Turn of the Crank
  •   Category: Sustainability Type: Reading
    By Wendell Berry -- "One thing at least should be obvious to us all: the whole human population of the world cannot live on imported food. Some people somewhere are going to have to grow the food. And wherever food is grown the growing of it will raise the same two questions: How do you preserve the land in use? And how do you preserve the people who use the land?."


  • Excerpt from The End of Nature
  •   Category: Earth Type: Reading
    By Bill McKibben


  • The One Bowl Book
  •   Category: Living Type: Reading
    By Don Gerrard -- One Bowl eating offers a unique approach to dieting. Rather than being one more technique that forces the body to lose weight, One Bowl eating teaches you how to listen to your body's internal signals and use them to maintain your most appropriate weight. One Bowl eating does not control, force or dominate. It is receptive. It listens to life and responds.


  • What One Sees Without Eyes
  •   Category: Mindfulness Type: Reading
    "I saw with my eyes until I was eight years old. For more than thirty-five years now I have been blind, completely blind. I know that this experience is my greatest happiness."

    Excerpt of an essay by Jacques Lusseyran.

    From What One Sees Without Eyes, selected writings of Jacques Lusseyran, 1999 by Parabola Books, published in the UK by Floris Books. This essay also appears in its complete form in Lusseyran's book: Against the Pollution of the I and The Best Spiritual Writing of 2000


  • The New Renaissance
  •   Category: Change Type: Reading
    A powerful article/speech by Daniel Quinn, at the Ismael.org site. Daniel calls this speech "a concise expression of the basic message of all my books."
    "The extraordinary thing that is going to happen in the next two or three decades is not that the human race is going to become extinct. The extraordinary thing that's going to happen in the next two or three decades is that a great second renaissance is going to occur. A great and astounding renaissance.
    Nothing less than that is going to save us."


  • THOUGHTS IN THE PRESENCE OF FEAR
  •   Category: Change Type: Reading
    By Wendell Berry -- "What leads to peace is not violence but peaceableness, which is not passivity, but an alert, informed, practiced, and active state of being. We should recognize that while we have extravagantly subsidized the means of war, we have almost totally neglected the ways of peaceableness. We have, for example, several national military academies, but not one peace academy. We have ignored the teachings and the examples of Christ, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and other peaceable leaders."


  • Eckhart Tolle interview in the Sun Magazine
  •   Category: Mindfulness Type: Reading
    PDF file: Excerpt from Eckhart Tolle interview in the Sun Magazine, July 2002.


  • Excerpts from Waking Up In Time
  •   Category: Change Type: Reading
    By Peter Russel


  • Excerpt from THE POWER OF NOW
  •   Category: Mindfulness Type: Reading
    Brief publisher's excerpt from Eckhart Tolle's book THE POWER OF NOW.


  • Consciousness and Consumerism
  •   Category: Living Type: Reading
    By Randy Weeks -- "If we are willing to consume without care, we cannot expect the items we consume to have been created with care... We can awaken, though, and help to wake each other. One by one is how it's done. No TV evangelism, no campaigns, programs or political platforms. Change your mind and change the world."


  • The Age of Missing Information (Excerpt)
  •   Category: Living Type: Reading
    By Bill McKibben



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