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Want or need a boost, some encouragement, some reality?
This is part one of six, here are all six. It is a talk by Rob Hopkins, given this March at Findhorn in Scotland. If you read the tags at the top of this post it says all I want to say, and hope you choose to take the time to view, what must be one of the most important talks ever.
If you are unable to watch video, due to slow internet connection, here is a review of the talk.
From the review: Rob began by sharing a little about his background. When he was 21 years of age, he visited India and Pakistan and at that time knew nothing about sustainability. Something resonated with him in India about how they'd developed and incredible system of agriculture high up in the mountains, where people ate fresh, unprocessed foods and they were healthy and happy. It was for him an extraordinary place, the happiest place he'd ever been...
...The first principle - visioning is the power of creating visions for the future and painting them in such a way as to entice and draw people. Renowned scientist
and visionary, Peter Russell, talks about visions as being like a whirlpool in front of you that draws you to it. Rob thinks this is something in the environment that we fail to harness, particularly when we talk about climate change. We paint a picture of something ghastly and then try to persuade people that they really don't want to go there, rather than painting a picture of a low carbon world in such a way that you can almost smell it and taste it, and the idea of not dedicating your life to moving towards it seems fairly hollow....