Deep Living Digest // 07.17.2010
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Getting back to basics seemed to be a reoccurring theme these past few weeks. Touching the inner-most elements of living; focusing on simple joys; moving in the opposite direction of popular culture and thought. A good core makes all the difference.
Of course, the biggest news of the past few weeks is the apparent success in capping the BP oil spill in the Gulf. That ‘stain’ is causing so many to pause and reflect deeply on what it is humans are doing to Nature — how we have moved so far away from that connection to the eco-sphere around us. There is so much more we need to learn and do though.
- Eco warrior’s Pacific journey shows how ‘dumb plastic’ is killing our seas
- Creature Consciousness: Animal studies tests the boundaries between human and animal
- Heat Waves: The New Normal?
I wonder if others feel as I do of late: A growing connection between the Individual Self and the Collective Self of all that is around us. Honestly, these feelings are both joyous and strange–in a new sort of way–at the same time. It makes me ponder how big this groundswell of focused thought and intention is — and where it could lead to.
- An Inner Earthquake: My First Three Months Living as a Nomad
- The end of suffering is not near (and what to do about it)
- The Gospel of Mel Gibson
EDITION EXTRA: Community
Once again, I am thinking about community in scales both big and small. Challenging it; redefining it; seeking a new solace within it. The more I look around, the more I see new and amazing beginnings. Society is calling into question the most basic tenets it has lived by the last few generations — and it is refreshing.