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“Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh explains why mindfulness and a spiritual revolution rather than economics is needed to protect nature and limit climate change”

I’m hastily posting this article, very excited to read it. As someone who has done sustainability consulting for a living, I almost immediately noted the distinct lack of a real “connection” between the work we were doing at our desks and the earth out the window. As someone passionate about LIFE, I knew this disconnected, feeble task list of PowerPoints and Excel spreadsheets was not the answer to the pressing reality of environmental collapse. At the same time, I deeply appreciated the commitment and spirit of those colleagues who showed true dedication and heart in their daily work, and wanted to see–for their own personal benefit–a more explicit connection made to the importance of “heartness” in the workplace.

Read the article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values

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Good day,

This blog has been a while coming. It’s the first installment of “one of those things” where I kept talking about my interest in this area, and took MONTHS to finally sit down and plug it in to some tangible format. 

The idea behind it is this: I’ve been in the environmental realms for many years, and as of late (the past five or six years in particular) I have become increasingly drawn toward and fascinated by spiritual development. In fact, I now see personal / collective spiritual transformation as a prerequisite for undoing the damage that I have been so worried about these many long years of attending Bioneers conferences, reading endless eco-books, being a vegetarian, feeling pain when I throw perfectly good compost into the trash…

I’ve always been one to want to get to the absolute root of a situation before I tackle it. Yes, it delays what could be useful action, but it’s just the way I am, in my absolutest nature. In particular, reading Eckhart Tolle’s works as of late (since June 2008), my suspicions have blossomed into understanding: inner pollution results in outer pollution, and we must clean up inside before we can expect change outside.  That’s just the way it is.

And it sits well with me.

So, this blog will be an exploration of the confluence of sustainability and spirituality.  That’s about all I have to say at this moment. I’m excited to begin…

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