don't immerse yourself in problems to try to solve them...
More and more, I'm feeling the pull of so many hearts and minds online - people are polarized, passionate, and restless.
There's an urgency to tally the problems, explain the problems, expound upon why they're problems and how they came to be.
Permaculture teaches us first and foremost to focus on *solutions*, not problems.
The rest of our "culture" however, trains us almost from infancy to fixate on problems, which serves to keep so many stuck in apathy and fear, unable to see a sane way forward.
I used to think that it was my sacred duty to immerse myself in problems in order to thoroughly understand them.
I dove headlong into poverty, ill health, gender and race issues, narcissism, abuse, depression…
Now I realize that way of thinking is a fool's errand...not to mention extremely egotistical.
Intuitives and visionaries all over the planet are heralding 2017 as a year of Action - of putting our hands in action to create the visions we've been learning about, speaking of, and dreaming about for the past year (or 10+ years).
The time for theory has expired, and the time for ACTION - for putting our knowledge and skills into practice - is upon us.
It's time to get out of our heads and fully inhabit our bodies: flaws and all, imperfections be damned.
Any movement forward is still movement. It all counts.
Our physical body is our first home, and this planet we live on is our second.
Both require our attentiveness and nurturing. So go take a walk outside. Feel the sun on your face. Plant some seeds. Meditate.
I have a lot of knowledge and skills to help others, and I'd be willing to bet you do too.
HOWEVER - Geoff Lawton (permaculture mastermind) and Leonie Dawson (hippy biz guru) BOTH say that knowledge without IMPLEMENTATION is useless.
So let's get up and go DO the things we've all been talking about.
"Your ACTIONS express your PRIORITIES." - Gandhi
"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." Mother Teresa
"Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple." - Bill Mollison
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