There are several things on my mind that I would like to talk with you about again. First, I feel a momentum in peace movement that I not only want to happen, but is necessary to sustain our lives. Secondly, I believe helping people learn how to economically convert their cars to bio diesel or how to sustain community farms are progressive steps in the right direction. What I’ve learned is that with everyday actions, education and honesty in business practices, we can start the healing process the planet needs. I look forward to continuing to talk with you about practical ideas for WHAT YOU CAN DO as an individual.
Here are three ideas to stimulate your thinking:
1. Recently, I had an opportunity to participate in a personal conversation with John Perkins, author of the bestselling book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. This book really touched me. Last year, after reading his book, I wrote, "Personal responsibility is my theme this year. I love how Mr. Perkins takes the blame. I take the blame as well. Everything I do to feed the machine has to stop. I have recently pulled all of my retirement from any companies that have to do with war or oil. I have also been investing in my home to reduce my own dependence on resources." I've made many changes in my life since then. Several members of the Global Dialogue Center community had a chance to talk with John Perkins about issues that were on our minds now a year later. Two things --- I hope you'll listen and be inspired to read the book and share it with your friends. It is truly a wake-up call for everyone. http://www.globaldialoguecenter.com/johnperkins
2. I personally try to break down the walls of country or family or next door. When I over-identified with my country it got me into trouble. I started to fear others. I wanted my side to"win". The only way any of us win is if all of us win.
3. One of the ways I try to help change things is by changing my desires. I do not need the next greatest T.V. or car. I do not need to keep filling my life with debt and plastic! The getting arrested part is just a way to help open others eyes.