Time as Currency

I just returned home from an enlightening Evolver Spore meeting at the funky, dog-friendly, ParkGrounds Coffee House in Atlanta.

To back track a bit, Evolver is a new social network for conscious collaboration. It provides a platform for individuals, communities, and organizations to discover and share the new tools, initiatives, and ideas that will improve our lives and change the world. In addition to being an on-line network, they also have monthly spore meetings on the third Wednesday of the month in various cities across the country, so that people can actually meet each other face to face.

The topic this month was “Beyond Money.” Read More

What it Really Means to be Green

It seems that these days, “green” is right up there with “thin” and “anti-aging” as top advertising buzz words. However, the true essence of green is not a marketing ploy; it is about conservation, sustainability, and ultimately peace.

One of the best things you can do to be green is to live a bit more simply. It’s not to say that we should not be grateful and accepting of abundance in our lives. But maybe we need to change our sense of abundance. Read More

Fierce Light

Fierce Light illuminates stories of spiritual activism – from well known activists such as American Civil Rights Leader, Congressman John Lewis and Buddhist peace activist and monk Thich Nhat Hanh, to lesser known causes like the movement to save South Central Farm, led in part by one of my personal sheroes, Julia Butterfly Hill.

The strand that weaves these stories together is that the protestors are committed to non-violence and are compelled to action by what Gandhi called “soul force.” While watching Fierce Light, I was reminded of the quote by Mother Teresa: “I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.” Read More