NOTE: This is an excerpt from a 30-minute DVD. http://www.thinkingallowed.com/2ctart.html Countless factors can mitigate against self-observation in Western society. Charles Tart, Ph.D., noted psychologist and author of Waking Up, suggests we begin by learning to focus on seemingly trivial details such as bodily sensations. Through repeated and diligent practice, he says, the process of self-observation leads us to a larger view of ourselves and our potential.
Permaculture - Greening the Desert Final (2009) Geoff Lawton elaborates on his successes in the re-greening of desertified, salted lands in Jordan.Permaculture at its best!!!This is just one example of how permaculture can transform the environment,and, in so doing, dramatically change lives. By evidencing the dramatic transformation possible in the world's worst agricultural scenarios, we hope to make people stand up and listen.Part 2 will take you to the original Greening the Desert site, letting you see its present condition after six years of neglect when funding ran out in 2003.You'll also be introduced to our new project site the Jordan Valley Permaculture Project, aka Greening the Desert, the Sequel and see some of the spin-off effects within Jordan from the influence of the original site;promises of much more to come. http://permaculture.org.au/
I had the awesome opportunity to meet up with like minds and hearts here in Toronto with my wife Leija. I highly suggest you try doing a meet up yourself and see what happens!In this video I discuss one of the biggest hurdles to cross when it comes to building a long lasting and healthy self sustaining community. What one might realize is that all the work (physical stuff)) is easy..the bigger challenge in my mind that we all will face is our interpersonal relationships within the group and the stage for massive communication on all levels.