Friday, November 18, 2011


This video clip is deep, rich.  Arundhati Roy goes to the heart of the matter.  It will likely not be an easy read or "sit" for those who have been fed for decades a paltry and unquestioning diet of corporate sponsored mainstream news. This kind of news comes with "blinders" whose intention is to keep us on a well rutted, worn out, and unsustainable path.

But her words can provide thoughtful reflection and hope.  She, along with countless others, are beacons of hope in a dark time which is emerging into the light. Times of transition and change demand courage to sit in places of great discomfort, to take off the blinders and adjust to the glare. If we keep doing the same thing, we will indeed get the same results.   Now why would we want to do that?

These times of great change demand a careful look at solutions beyond the frame.  They demand a look at changes in the outer world but more specifically in practices of our own intimate worlds.  Every idea that comes down the pike deserves our thoughtful review.  All those (human and non-human) who are ill affected by conventional practice of greed and privilege demand our attention.  We are all in this together.  We are all a part of the problem, which makes us part of the solution too.

What an amazing time to be alive...

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