resources for ecozoic living
The Community of the Cosmic Person is founded on the conviction that learning to be present to the planet in a mutually beneficial manner can be activated. This extraordinary idea from Thomas Berry can be turned into a better way to love the earth with one simple shift in our thinking:
shifting our focus for earth activism from striving for outcomes (feeling driven to change the world)
to investing in the human-earth relationship itself (feeling drawn to participate in the flourishing of the whole community of life on earth).
It's a simple shift, but it isn't necessarily easy. Problem-solving feels active and full of purpose and letting it go can feel like giving up.
Participating in the flourishing of the whole community of life on earth is just as active as problem solving plus this appreciative approach yields greater energy to keep you going.
On this page you'll find resources from within and beyond the Community of the Cosmic Person that can help you make the shift to learning to be present to the planet in a mutually beneficial manner and find new energy for your activism.
RESOURCES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OF THE COSMIC PERSON
make the switch
Join the Community of the Cosmic Person Conversation group on Facebook to meet and connect with others who are finding a better way to love the earth by participating instead of problem-solving. [Read more about the appreciative approach.]
You'll discover that people are still organising, protesting, advocating, and fighting for the planet but with fresh energy and restored hope. Ask questions, share your insights, join the conversation.
Spend time contemplating Ecozoic Living.
Subscribe to the YouTube channel for a quick hit of daily inspiration.
activate the framework
Take the Certificate Course in Ecozoic Living: Learning the Framework.
(Launching 21 December 2017)
The second certificate course, Living the Framework, is in development.
Subscribe to the quarterly newsletter.
Follow the Year in the Life blog.
the ecozoic era
'Thomas Berry is one of the most eminent cultural historians of our time. Here he presents the culmination of his ideas and urges us to move from being a disrupting force on the Earth to a benign presence.'
the blurb from Book Depository
the journey of the universe
Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker 'tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples.'
the blurb from Book Depository
nature and forest therapy
'Forest therapy, also known as shinrin-yoku and forest bathing.... Simply take a slow walk in the woods. Take in your surroundings through your senses. No need to think or analyze, just relax and let your natural sense of enjoyment guide you.'
from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs website
the new universe story
'Reimagine the universe story and reframe the human connection to the cosmos in this dramatic and expansive film. Filmed on the Greek island of Samos, the birthplace of Pythagoras, JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE is hosted by evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme, whose stories awaken us to the beauty and complexity of our planet.'
from the PBS YouTube Channel
on being podcasts
"On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors.
from the On Being website