2014/04/11

Non-status-quo Economy

Our modern, industrial-growth civilization is sick. In both senses of the word: it is ill, and sickening. It is the cause, and the effect. There is no need to run through the list of deep problems in our economy, society, ecosystem, and spirituality -- our collective consciousness.

At the same time, the Earth's "immune response" is being activated. For example, it seems that, every other day, a new proper noun is born -- "this economy," "that capitalism" -- in a global struggle to give language to our new consciousness, and to find a way out of our economic, ecological and spiritual abyss. Here are some notable ones: Regenerative Economy, Sharing Economy, Collaborative Economy, Restorative Economy, Responsible Economy, Steady-state Economy, Circular Economy, Natural Capitalism, Sustainable Capitalism, Green Capitalism, Spiritual Capitalism ...

2013/11/03

Pouring Out Scattered Thoughts

Thoughts swirling in the head tend to take up precious mental bandwidth, and consume emotional and psychic energy. Here's pouring them out, and writing my way into clarity and freedom of mind.

Some scattered thoughts on TINA, on the danger of success, on difficult questions for consultants, on two types of work worth doing, and on giving more than money.

1. There is no alternative. TINA.

Capitalism, because there is no alternative. Status quo, because there is no alternative. In fact, there is no deficit in possible worlds, but there is a deficit in the ability to dream, to disclose, and to create new worlds.


2013/10/27

The Courage To Be Good & Unity of Spirit and Material, Self and World

1. The courage to be good

A recent conversation with friend woke me up to a surprising realization: I seem to have regained the courage to be good, after years of hiding behind the cover of evil.

We are born with both good and evil in us. We grow up breathing both, unconsciously. Around middle school, when I started to differentiate between good and evil, a few forces pushed me to intentionally renounce good and embrace evil.