The ‘khadi spirit’ means fellow-feeling with every human being on earth. It means a complete renunciation of everything that is likely to harm our fellow creatures, and if we but cultivate that spirit amongst the millions of our countrymen, what a land this India of ours would be! And the more I move about the country and the more I see the things for myself, the richer, the stronger is my faith growing in the capacity of the spinning wheel.
-Gandhi on Khadi Weaving
“the codes and rules make it so we have to evolve very slowly… we’re on a planet now that is changing rapidly and humans have to evolve rapidly to be able to stay alive on this planet.
-Mike Reynolds of EARTHSHIPS
The world is moving so fast and as I slow down to take it all in I keep coming back to a conversation I had with a great love. We talked about- of course- the BIG QUESTION of what “system” was going to change the world and put it (back) in harmony. We both concluded that capitalism (of course) and communism/socialism (to each own’s interpretation) could not bring us to the place we needed to get to. I’m speculative of a marriage of the two as well– I think some have made this allegiance with what we elect nowadays as Democracy. Capitalism depends on greed and the seize of finite resources and communism requires a certain amount of cooperation or a ruling order– but who is to say who rules and who doesn’t? So what does that leave us?
Social systems are such a big experiment that the point sometimes gets lost in either the frivolity of details or the lack of details– or rather the few that control the details. What kind of harmony can we learn from Pachamama? What kind of poetry do we need to live? What secrets does the earth keep in order to stay in the infinite vibration. What practices do we need to keep? What training do we need? LOVE is so simple. How can we make it easy for ourselves?
Think about long term relationships you have that work. What sustains this partnership? (pardon the self-help jargon)
There is a spiritual question to be posed here.
How can we be auto-sustainable? (w/out the hyphen that is)
Here’s a new hybrid of a word: Inter-Auto-Sustainable in other words interdependent/interconnected/interfunctioning