“…All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”


This is a time, like so many times before us, where change is happening at a rapid rate; climate is changing, our environment is changing, our relationship to the other is changing. We can easily feel disconnected from self, from other, from the natural world. Despair and cynicism often set in, but if we listen closely we can hear the longing of our deeper selves…a deeper wisdom…an invitation towards another way of being. If we can remember that we are not alone…but kin to everything…well, I imagine anything is possible.

Some of the folks helping to change the planet in Portland:

Interfaith community in Portland: https://www.leaven.org

Gift Economy communities: https://buynothingproject.org

Vipassana Meditation: https://www.dhamma.org

Thai Forest Meditation: http://www.pdxdhamma.org

Some folks helping to change the planet beyond Portland:

Author/Gift Economy advocate: https://charleseisenstein.org

On an economy that works for everyone: http://ourfinerfuture.com

On emergence and community: https://berkana.org