Gaia is the word for "unity-of-life-processes". The experiment here is to unify the various threads of voice and sense of self together into an undivided unity. Spirituality, economics, politics, science and ordinary life interleaved.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Support the solution, a dream:

I had a dream last night.

In the dream a tyrant ruled an ugly city, at war against a beautiful red-gold dragon. The city could not rebel against him militarily, by force, but a small group of old women and little girls applied the Gandhian economic solution: weaving and shoe-making as a spiritual solution.

Eventually their courage earnt them a say in the tyranny, and everyone realized that living in this war machine was silly and the dragon merely wanted her life back, living inside the cave that was the city. The people went back to the pastures and the dragon laid the egg for a nest of beautiful emerald green dragons.

The skilful means this dream teaches is significant: don't battle wrong, falsehood or "evil"; instead, build the everyday habits you need, the weaving of everyday life and the shoes to walk the path of the future.

Build peace and peace will come.


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