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Sunday, 1 June 2008

Change The Dream

It's Sunday evening and I have just got home from a most wonderful day.

We spent our time looking at what was happening in the world and then dreaming up what we could and are doing about it.

Most of the 23 people there knew that we are living off our eco-credit card, "as if we are living inside of a dream, sleepwalking toward oblivion, while self-serving, shortsighted interests encourage our slumber with managed news, celebrity culture and other weapons of mass distraction".
But throughout the day the aim of the symposium was gently and persistantly made clear - "bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on the planet as the guiding principle of our time."

Indigenous people of South America who still live in their traditional Earth-honoring ways refer to our modern worldview as our "dream" and have urged us, for the sake of all life, to "change the dream of the North".

By watching not only what was going wrong but what courageous people all over the world are trying to do to help we were inspired to work out our own dream and our own plan to help the bigger picture.

It was an inspiring and uplifting day. If you get the chance to go to a Change The Dream Symposium (http://bethechange.org.uk/) take a chance and go. It will certainly change your dream and it may just change the world.
"Never doubt that a small band of committed people can change the world. Indeed, nothing else ever has." Margaret Mead

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