Thursday, April 1, 2010

rise # 30

Can we transition from a world of environmental, moral and community degradation to one of health, happiness and respect for all peoples and the planet?

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

Consider that one of the best ways to reduce poverty is by providing a community with ample, inexpensive electricity. This allows people to have more time to be productive, since they need to spend less time doing things manually or creating energy by harvesting & burning resources (normally wood, which also means chopping down trees, which brings with it many other negative effects). A possible glimpse of the future could include the Bloom Box which has the ability to bring inexpensive energy to everyone world wide
Bloom Box.

Another item for consideration is the cost of your food. When you spend money in a grocery store or restaurant, what are you actually paying for? Realize that there is no cheap food, either you pay the full cost of the food up front in order to get meats and vegetables that will be good for your body and were sustainably grown or you purchase inexpensive food which takes a toll on your health, the health of the farmers who are producing your food and the health of the planet.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." ~ Michael Pollan

If you are making changes to lead a more sustainable, conscious life, you may not realize it, but at least indirectly you are involved with the Transition movement, which works to create healthier, more vibrant, more sustainable communities and lives:
Transition and Transition Towns

I personally am involved with Transition Denver and likely there is a Transition group in your town or city as well. If you are interested in meeting like-minded folks and learning how to make more positive contributions to the world, you might want to go to a meeting or two.

Here’s another kind of transition which may bring many positive effects to our society:
21 Hour Work Week

Finally consider one last type of transition that many people in our society go through, that being the shift from wanting what society tells them to want, to actually living for what their life purpose is. If this sounds interesting, then The Shift with Dr. Wayne Dyer is a must see!

“This is a giant block of whatever is most difficult for you to carry & trust me on this, you’ll carry it more times than you can count until you decide that’s exactly what you want to do most & then it won’t weigh a thing anymore.” – Traveling Light

Revitalize & Rejoice!