hobbsj at efn.org
Wed Jan 2 21:28:29 EST 2008
I drift in and out of this group when the posts
go to list serve techie stuff -- disrespectful
communications or extensive politics.
But I am really listening now-
Over the past several years, very similar
exchanges have taken place-though this time there
has been a quantum leap-CAPPED expletives to one
of our members-I believe that is a first.
We are in the midst of exhibiting a species wide
challenge this time in communication-
What is the opportunity in this crisis?
As humans, we have the intellectual and emotion
capacity to have unbridled respect for one
another-within this respect is the Permaculture
Ethic: Care for People-
How will we get down the 'sustainable' road when
we are absorbed in such idiosyncratic
I believe it was Che Guevara who said something like:
The Left have their firing squads in a circle...
Are we not all on the same side?? How much of
our life energies' do we need to utilize to
distract us from the true work of Caring for the
I offer some simple guidelines for shifting toward positivism on this site:
o Clearly state intentions and or needs-
o Listen more and judge less
o And then get onto the next thing
A part of me would like to bolt from this
list-not be supportive of discourteous
actions--but then am I being like the rest of
society running from what is uncomfortable-or
stay and be part of the solution?
My partner, Jerome, has subscribed to a recently emerged group:
He recommends this might be the place to bring
inter-personal (Zone 00) topics for dialogue.
Let's see if we can evolve our tendency toward war and go for peace.
Wishing you a bountiful 2008,
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