By Kosha Anja Joubert
Beyond You and Me is the 1st quantity within the 4 Keys to Sustainable groups sequence and is a realistic anthology for a person looking to rebuild latest fragmented villages and groups, identify new workforce corporations and ecovillages, and heal the injuries of clash and social department. it truly is for these looking to stay cooperatively and in peace with fellow people and the Earth.
Since the start of human background, we now have lived in groups. that's, even though, till the mid-twentieth century, while affordable fossil-fuel power has enabled many people in industrialized international locations to stay extra socially dispersed and remoted lives. yet now, escalating weather swap, height oil, and the necessity to significantly lessen our carbon intake dictate that this unsustainable lifestyle can't proceed. We needs to relearn the artwork of group construction and clash resolution.
Beyond You and Me deals abilities in communique, clash answer, management, facilitation, and consensus choice making, and an inspiring viewpoint on fixing international difficulties. Written by means of a world team of social and ecological pioneers, it contains the voices of Marshall B. Rosenberg, Wangaari Maathai, Starhawk, Azriel Cohen, Hildur Jackson, and Helena Norberg-Hodge.
The 4 Keys symbolize the 4 dimensions of sustainable design—the Worldview, the Social, the Ecological, and the commercial. This sequence is recommended by way of UNESCO and is an legit contribution to the UN Decade of schooling for Sustainable improvement. the opposite books of the sequence are Gaian Economics, Designing Ecological Habitats, and The track of the Earth. The 4 Keys to Sustainable groups sequence was once accomplished in 2012 and is now to be had within the U.S. for the 1st time.
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Extra resources for Beyond You and Me: Inspirations and Wisdom for Building Community
The vision quest is a rite of passage that does not primarily serve personal growth but serves the community, to which the person returns after his experience. The community needs people who know who they are, who are not afraid to be alone, who effortlessly switch from ‘I’ to ‘We’ and who accompany others on their own path with tolerance. It seems we need to learn to be alone to be able to construct a new world together. How Does a Vision Quest Work? The purpose is to look at current reality and acknowledge it.
The seven steps to building community give us some helpful guidelines. The Community-Seeker – A Story Dieter Halbach The Bookstore Stopping by a small bookshop recently I came upon different books with interesting titles like Eurotopia: An Index of European Communities, Diggers and Dreamers or Communities Directory. Each of them held thousands of addresses of community projects. My heart skipped a beat: with all these addresses is must be possible for me to find a place to start the life of my dreams?
Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. For authors’ biographies, see page x. M a rg a r e t M e a d Beyond you and Me Prescription for the Heart Sheikh Din Muhammad abdullah al-Dayemi • Perform a serious, relentless and moral inventory on yourself. • Repent and seek forgiveness of your errors and weaknesses. • Determine an approach that allows you to live according to your core values. • Make a commitment. • Develop a practice to foster a continual invocation of praise and gratitude.