In this Great Pause, (an existential Duchamp door) I have been doing alot of reflection, and I feel this is an opportunity to consciously consider who we are as individuals, how we show up, who we are as a community and how we move forward from here. For me I feel that false separation of 'self' from 'other' and the view of our homes, our ecosystems and our planet as separate from ourselves is what has gotten us into trouble; out of balance as it were. The beauty of our work is that the laws of nature do not lie. Physics has no ego and where we push an agenda, a balancing force will always emerge in response. The laws of physics do not just apply to buildings; the emerging science of neuroplasticity, the fact that 40,000 neurons live in the heart, the relationship of our gut "intelligence" and microbiome to the soil microbiome, experiments in sub-atomic, wave and particle physics indicating that perception is in fact an act of creation... all indicate that our brains cannot fully grasp the complex interrelationships and inter dependencies of Our Planetary Ecosystem.
The good news is we have a built-in monitoring system: the feedback loop of heart-mind-body-planet always speaks truth if we get still and listen. For those who resonate, I'd like to extend an invitation to engage in a different kind of discussion; One where in an environment of openness, respect, acceptance, authenticity and radical honesty with ourselves and our community, we move towards integration; a discussion where we ask important questions and in sharing our answers, let the courage and strength to show up as imperfect whole humans with emotions, struggles, hopes, fears and inspirations be contagious. Each of us can do inner work on our own, but the only way to truly embody the truth that We ARE Home (self as home as heart as home as body as home as family as home as community as home as nature as home as planet as home as Self) is to engage in "Interbeing" together.
In addition to forum style sharing like this, I will be launching a "Circle"with a few colleagues. Right now the working name is "The Other Project". We are looking for individuals who are interested in seeding fellowship circles.
My first question is this: What drives you on a personal level to do the work you do?