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From Personal to Global Trauma: The Through-Line

From Personal to Global Trauma: The Through-Line
October 11 / 2018

A guest blog by Sarah Peyton

When Kim was a tiny person, maybe three years old, just when our human sense of actually existing-as-a-separate-being-with-a-self starts to emerge, Kim lived in a family where people were frightened, and angry, and sometimes kind, and sometimes scornful. When Kim would start to dance, …

Increasing Prospects for Collaboration Even before Starting

Increasing Prospects for Collaboration Even before Starting
September 15 / 2018

I’ve been in the collaboration “business” for about 20 years now, working on all levels, from the most internal inner conflicts, to the most ambitious efforts to create at least a model of what local to global collaboration could look like. Up until the last few years, the bulk of …

Matching Resources to Needs: Learning to Receive through Participating in “Money Piles”

Matching Resources to Needs: Learning to Receive through Participating in “Money Piles”
July 13 / 2018

Embracing the consciousness of togetherness, of caring for the whole, of interdependence, is immensely challenging in cultures that are not based on these values, regardless of where we are positioned on the power map of the world. Most especially, I find that those of us living in modern settings are …

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part 2: How

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part 2: How
May 15 / 2018

In my last blog post, I introduced the idea of stepping off the line we all live on, where most of us are constantly trying to get ahead, and described the value I see in aiming to step off the line and what we can gain by doing it: reclaiming …

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part One: Why

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part One: Why
April 27 / 2018

One of the potent images of our modern, competitive era is that of a long line we are all trying to get ahead in. Our spot in the line determines our access to resources to sustain our bodies, souls, and families. On a recent Facing Privilege call, one caller I …