Category Archives: Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy on Separation, Connection & the 3 Movements

“In the first movement, our infancy as a species, we felt no separation from the natural world around us. Trees, rocks, and plants surrounded us with a living presence as intimate and pulsing as our own bodies. In that primal … Continue reading

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Joanna Macy on the effects of refusing to feel

“The refusal to feel takes a heavy toll. Not only is there an impoverishment of our emotional and sensory life, flowers are dimmer and less fragrant, our loves less ecstatic, but this psychic numbing also impedes our capacity to process … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on how we might approach 2017

Click on the above link for Jason Hine’s Facebook page, and a post on some of the questions we are encountering as humans moving into another year….and some of what we may be able to be and do, to make … Continue reading

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Being with my grief for the world – Justine Corrie

Click on the link above for this timely and resonant post on Facebook by Justine. Here’s the text for those who have trouble reading Facebook links:- ‘Witnessing events and devastating suffering unfolding in Syria this week, exposure of yet more … Continue reading

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Charles Eisenstein – The Ecosexual Awakening

http://ecosexbook.com/excerpt-from-the-ecosexual-awakening/ Interesting perspective from Charles, which feels like an accurate metaphor for the cultural blind alleys down which we have lost ourselves. Most of our social structures are predicated upon a parent/child relationship – hierarchical, authoritarian, external-locus based…. We are … Continue reading

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Bonnie Bright – Trauma and Homecoming: Finding a Sense of Place in the Space of Trauma

http://www.depthinsights.com/Depth-Insights-scholarly-ezine/trauma-and-homecoming-finding-a-sense-of-place-in-the-space-of-trauma-by-bonnie-bright/ Click on the link to visit this fascinating and profound article by Bonnie. It’s a long read, well worth the investment of time and energy. She begins with the choice of the U’wa people in Colombia, faced with the … Continue reading

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Jo Confino – Grieving could offer a pathway out of a destructive economic system

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/02/grieving-pathway-destructive-economic-system Click on the link for this article in the Guardian by Jo Confino, about the road into more economically, ecologically and emotionally sustainable ways of living, through encountering grief – our pain and the world’s. The writer agrees with Jo’s comment:- … Continue reading

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