"We can hardly expect our institutions – which like it or not are reflections of us – to address the moral imperative of facing the crises, if we don't do it personally."
From Murray Dobbins' column: the Year of Living Consciously
I think that we need to think further about this. It is okay, well and good, to support organizations that are doing positive things about the crises we face. But I think we need to do more. For example, I have been thinking of getting together with the women in our community to talk about these coming challenges. And using my money to get some things started, such as a community garden, co-op grocery buying, putting food by in the old way. I have done these thing personally, but never with another group of people. We need to start rebuilding community, and in this way we become less individualistic, and more compassionate.
This is a necessity, now, we have to change, we have to choose to change. I know there are many people out there who are doing this. It would be good to hear their stories.
I have just started reading the Geography of Hope, and so far, I find it very interesting.