This article is really good, even though, it’s scary.
In the article, Hilfiker spills out a bunch of realities concerning the irreversible changes in our planet. He also calls out the useless of Enlightenest blind optimism in the context of climate change and the possibility of resource wars in the future among other things.
Wounds are where the Light comes in (that’s Rumi, y’all) and vulnerability is the birthplace of joy (Brene Brown). We don’t get anywhere with blind optimism, pretending that people, the local community and the global community aren’t hurting. That produces a shallow love. Come on and let’s get our hands dirty.
Are these things more important than edits to talking points? Judge for yourself.
1. Carbon pollution reaches historic highs, threatening human existence
2. The devastating impact of sequestration on kids, cancer patients and first responders.
3. Massive cuts to food stamps for the most vulnerable.
4. 1,100 workers die in a Bangladesh factory collapse, and American retailers continue business as usual.
5. 4,150 gun deaths from gun violence since Newtown.
Climate change has definitely been something well on the forefront of my mind the past few days, especially with the issue of Conspire Magazine out “Green Revolution”. I wonder how I will respond…
i have never seen a more accurate portrayal of anxiety. i don’t like to talk about my acute anxiety disorder, but if there’s anyone else out there like me, just know you’re not alone.
i never thought of myself as one who struggled with anxiety, but i’ve seen it’s presence more and more in my life as i’ve been getting older.
it’s not pleasant. and it’shard to fight. and some nights i don’t fight it. but it is something that deserves to be fought against.
i don’t even know what i’m saying.
it’s a slow merch night and i think i’m officially done with my tumble fast.
This is painfully accurate. I struggle with anxiety, too. It makes me sad how much people struggle with anxiety. I think, maybe, finding safe places to discover that the lies are not true can be good. One thing that helps me is to share with one of my housemates when the thoughts get really harmful. I don’t think anxiety is something we have to bare on our own.
11 track album
This is so so so good. Folk cover album of “Never Give Up” covered by lots and lots of bands. :D
Also, the first cover track “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” is by David Wimbish and the Collection, which is the band from Greensboro that I adore and always joke about joining and who is going to open for Wild Goose Festival this year! WOOHOO!!
There was a young sheep who loved her herd. She was born and grew up in this small, tight-knit community.
One day, she was out for a walk by herself when she found an injured wolf, alone and crying. She stayed and watched over the wolf and gave him some food. However, a few of the sheep came by and reprimanded her:
“Wolves are ravenous beasts!”
She refused to give up on the wolf, and decided to take care of him and find his family. Her family of sheep abandoned her.
A wandering shepherd found her and the wolf a few days after the incident. The shepherd quickly attended to the wolf. He then told the sheep, “Thank you for taking care of this wolf. He’s an old friend.”
He picked up the wolf, put him across his shoulders and said,
“Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.”