After displaying some of my thoughts and emotions in this blog, I’d like to fine tune what could be worth while blogging about.
So I’d like to take the liberty to invite the reader to share his/her ideas. In order to keep the postings focussed on what this blog aims to be about, some questions. Feel free to deviate, if you deem that appropriate.
– How do you appreciate the current state of affairs in the world
— What opportunities
— What threats
– Who are you
— Why are you on this planet
— How do you relate to other sentient beings
– What is your work
— Seeing other sentient beings in discomfort or pain, what do you desire
— Seeing other sentient beings in discomfort or pain, what do you do
This short list will do to get a picture, enabling an increase in quality of the content of this blog
A Native Perspectives 101
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I get emotional when I see children. Children of plants, animals, people, ideas.
In my direct surroundings this is common. When looking at it historically and when looking at current affairs, this is less common. I am hurt and puzzled.
Reasons for this pain I can see in shared values as well as in systems: stress, fear, ignorance, greed, anger, dependency, loneliness, comfort, laziness, turning a blind eye. An enormous force, generating suffering.
As I just read: ‘you’re on the table, or you’re on the menu’
In the experiencing of these, inside myself as well as outside, exploring and communicating gets slow and inconvenient.
It seems mainstream culture is unable / unwilling, to respond adequately to current pressing issues. This could be labelled as decadent, in the sense of a self destructive response. Respondents regarding this blog can file themselves under this category. In fact, it might prove illustrative to read the reactions to previous postings and compare them to the subject matter presented.
– If not experienced as advertised, a fine related to income will be subtracted automatically from one’s bank account.
– If experienced as advertised or better, a reward will be added to one’s bank account.
Don’t: have a -repressed- morning after the purchase before
renewable energy sources. How?
Do: use one’s head, heart and hands. This inevitably leads to a solar thermal base load from the deserts and a mix of
2. look at to what extent your response to things out of the ordinary is related to fear (of not being appreciated by presumed significant others)
a. dare to be –perceived- dumb, irrational, illogical, emotional
b. be silent and wait for other insights to emerge
c. think about what would matter when you would only have a week to live and compare
5. make a next step
Some suggestions regarding tackling common institutional barriers in a transition towards a sustainable energy regime. And thus boost resilience
allow people to hop on a bike and interact with people in other regions. This can be accomplished by finding ways to support people with aspirations in this directions. An example is paying them for writing post cards to people you think would appreciate receiving such mail. In this case my friends in their turn support a school in Nepal. To me a recumbent are the preferred way of traveling, due to an inclination towards laziness.
If staying home is preferred: insource part time best of class, seasoned, transition thinker
a. sign a formal agreement with regime actors (CEO, CFO, COO, CDO)
b. built trust
c. develop new criteria for success
d. use head, heart and hands
e. connect short with long term, micro with macro
f. frappez toujours
g. develop an in group language
h. synchronize with world at large and keep the hype of the day at bay
i. have inspiring deliverables
j. make the process joyful and in sync with the results sought / allowed
To me quite a number look like pieces of a jig saw puzzle. A 4D one. I like to assume that a larger picture regarding pressing current issues could be of interest. We all have pictures like this, ranging from implicit to explicit. Sharing them could help us survive.
The picture, or perhaps more aptly: icon, of Frankenstein shows an important ingredient in our current iteration of lessons to be learned. It shows the mixed blessing of technology: a significant increase in standard of living for many, which has become an unguided missile, threatening all. At the same time it offers tremendous opportunities, when used properly.
Part of this unguidedness are our attempts to address our sense of lack. The more fruits of technology we can afford and –ever briefly- enjoy, the more we are confronted with the inadequacy of what we have achieved vis a vis what we set out for: the Good life. This results in boredom, killing time, seeking new thrills.
To round up for now: