Tuesday, September 21, 2010

blog012 Shining Resilience

I have been hit with an inspiration sparkle bomb. I don't feel right keeping it all to myself, so I hereby share it with you.

The sparkle bomb comes as the September issue of YES! Magazine, themed: A Resilient Community, plus these two videos I found through Shareable.net about collaborative consumerism.

Bingo! Talk about positive relevancy!

Such a joy!

What inspires me so much is how many radically different possibilities the videos and the YES! team of editors communicates when compared to mainstream media's manipulated 1984 / Brave New World version of the world. It's as different as life and death.

Yeah. So which version of reality are you choosing to live in moment-to-moment? Which version am I choosing?

Collaborative Consumerism Video

What I feel glad about is having real options to choose from, invest in, experiment with, and express our creative essence through. Having options to choose from... how ecstatic! (Shopping is fun, neh?)

Here's part of the YES! team's menu:
Pioneers of the New Normal
Meet the Radical Homemakers
Why Build Resilience
In the Face of this Truth
10 Resilient Ideas
and especially, Skill Up, Party Down, stories about the Transition Town movement, groups of people addressing the big problems of our time, and doing it with optimism and a sense of celebration.                          Why?

The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Transition Guides)“Emerging at the other end, we will not be the same as we were; we will have become more humble, more connected to the natural world, fitter, leaner, more skilled and, ultimately, wiser.”

- Rob Hopkins, Originator of the Transition Town movement, author of The Transition Handbook.
Not bad, eh?