December 15, 2012
As old paradigms crumble it is necessary
to build a foundation for the creation of new ways of living and
surviving with each other and the planet. This can seem a monumental
task, but if we start with the basics we will reach a different kind
of tipping point, one that will launch our global population into
prosperity and happiness.
Without these we have nothing, but with
these we can not only survive, but thrive, and build upon this
foundation the beautiful and ingenious aspects of humanity.
Why does the majority comply?
As economic pressure increases and we are caught up in the world economy, it seems spending two thirds of our time working jobs that are usually disconnected from what we are passionate about is accepted, and to do otherwise is to be ostracized. While a good work ethic is to be commended, as there is much to do, it is important to consider what the work is accomplishing.
Are we providing a service to humanity?
Are we inspiring ideas, upholding proven means of survival, or
exploring new avenues of existence? Are we doing what is meaningful
and can last the test of time? Are we being good stewards of our
environment so future generations will inherit a world worth living
This is tragic not only to the individual but to the entire population.
With time we have freedom to think,
design, and orchestrate our unique contribution to life. With time
we can enjoy the beauty of the world and become inspired by the
intricate workings of nature. With time we can focus our amazing
individual and collective potential on uplifting the world and all
With a network such as this, each
individual would only need to work 2 or 3 hours a day to provide the
basic needs of life for all. The rest of the time could be utilized
to maximize human potential as the individual wishes, backed by a
network of communities’ skills and resources.
This is not so different from how each town or village is unique in the world now, except there would be a much greater equality between the communities and therefore much greater empowerment of the individuals living within them.
Since each community would be unique in
what it offers beyond the basics, and with modern transportation and
communication individuals would naturally gravitate to the community
they most resonate with, the diversity of the world is reinforced
while allowing like-minded people to work together.
First, start one center that provides food,
water, shelter and energy to the surrounding community, then make
more and connect them. In a short time these centers will have the
resources to start expanding into other projects, workshop space,
forums, performances, seminars, celebrations, and all manner of
Another is used as an education and
entertainment forum with an indoor amphitheater and 360-degree
projector, facilitating everything from live theater with motion
picture backdrop, to educational speakers, to real-time planetarium
zoom-ins on the cosmos utilizing digital telescope technology, to
musical performances and other community-oriented activities, etc.
The food from the farm and greenhouses
is distributed free to the surrounding community, thus relieving
much of its food needs. The community center is a place where people
gather to learn how to be self-sustainable and to contribute to the
overall goal of a self-sustainable community that can join other
communities that are pursuing this idea.
This is what we are doing in Lincoln, Vermont through our non-profit The Root Center.
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