In a monthly info blog we get, I read a great piece on examples of rural village development. Development of this kind is a complex juggling act of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ investments in both learning and activity: really, it stands or falls with whether we truly believe in our own communities today. It is heartening […]
Why we need community: it helps us LIVE change, rather than just react.
On the 21st of September 2019 European transformational communities will again be celebrating their practical sustainability solutions. Also on that date for the first time, American sustainable communities will do the same. Local, citizen or community-led initiatives (like those of the Findhorn Ecovillage) are adding up to something incredibly big and impactful, registering on the […]
Here’s a hopeful sign—identifying a quiet though powerful united-ness— from those great States of America! This made for a brilliant and thought provoking read. Perhaps for you too, the very subject for one of those lazy summer days… source: Aspen Institute
A phrase that has about as many meanings as people who use it —Dr. Paul Raskin. Add to this the disconnect I may feel with a subject that seems to stymie highly resourced intergovernmental organisations, transnational corporations and civil society at large! And yet only within me lies the answer to the challenges of my […]
Reading about Thomas Hübl’s talk with Peking HSBC Business School students and local entrepreneurs, I was reminded of PET’s Mission to wit: encouraging “social development, environmental protection & improvement, and wellbeing in the whole Findhorn Ecovillage Community.” More often than I like to admit, I think about the above in terms of outward, material ‘betterment.’ Hübl invited his listeners to not forget […]
David’s Desk (#145) is my opportunity to share thoughts and tools for the spiritual journey. These letters are my personal insights and opinions and do not necessarily reflect the sentiments or thoughts of any other person in Lorian or of Lorian Association as a whole. If you wish to share this letter with others, please […]