“Personal responsibility” forms the backbone of polarization in our country today. We all agree we need it. But we can’t actually agree on what it means.
Longer articles from Kindling designed to offer a new way of looking at society, culture, politics, sustainability, progress, and conscious living.
Beyond the job titles, beyond the outfit – what has your life been preparing you perfectly for? That’s the core question of the Right Livelihood Quest.
After almost six weeks off travelling throughout Southeast Asia and then moving with my wife from Seattle to Bellingham, I’m back and ready to go.
Seemingly conflicting, but equally necessary truths are known as polarities. Polarities represent some of the fundamental tensions that come up in our organizations and is our lives as individuals.
What if everyone had autonomy to serve the purpose of the organization how they saw fit, within their respective roles?
What does it say that I am willing to vote for the woman with no chance of winning, but not for the woman who can and will be our president?
In truth, there is about half as much crime in the United States as there was 25 years ago. Both violent and property crimes have dropped dramatically. We are safer than we were 30 years ago.
Can you imagine if we created a movement that both treated others with love and sensitivity AND thrived off creative tension?
At its most fundamental level, Living Earth asks us to see our planet not as a big rock on which plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and other life have sprung up. Rather, Living Earth asks us to view the entire planet – and everything on it – as one big, living organism.
We are outraged at racism and sexism. But can we reframe the story to reveal possibility when before we saw hopelessness and despair?