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.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Notes toward an essay on responsibility, part 5: Sponsorship

On Sponsorship and Responsibility.

Responsibility can be transmitted, as it were "energetically", from a sponsor to a sponsee. I use the words sponsor and sponsee because they use the same root word ('spons') as responsibility. So they resonate with me.

Here's how I view it:

Sponsorship doesn't mean giving a man a fish; sponsorship means teaching him how to fish by giving him instructions for making a fishing rod; sponsorship means being there when he needs further instruction and support and going out with him on his first fishing mission and celebrating with a meal together with his family.


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