Open the Gates to Your ЯeVolution

The art of happiness is to serve all.

When the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power 
the world will know Peace. - Jimi Hendrikx.  
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The Revolution of Love itself may not be televised, but on last night’s (23/OCT/2013) edition of BBC’s Newsnight, viewers may have witnessed the start of one. Russell Brand, actor-slash-comedian-slash-Messiah, in his newly acquired capacity as guest editor of the New Statesman’s just-published revolution-themed issue, was invited to speak with Jeremy Paxman why anyone should listen to a man who has never voted in his life.

Engaging in what would-be a fiery debate, Russell proclaimed “I don’t get my authority from this pre-existing paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people. I look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to humanity.

"But before we change the world, we need to change the way we think."

Read his Manifest at New Statesman

Humor and openness - Russell in Australia

--- Eisenstein: While we might for very good reasons choose to use money, we may not actually have to. To break free of that illusion requires a profound shift in our perceptions, habits, and core beliefs; a shift in our way of being in the world, even in our sense of self. The monetized life is a life that separates people from community and from Nature, channeling our interdependency through an anonymous medium. Money promises that, if only we acquire enough of it, we can be independent. We can be independent of the people around us: “I don’t need their help – I can pay for whatever I need.” We can be independent of the nature around us: “If the water is polluted, I can buy it in bottles. If the soil is toxic, I can buy organic food from afar. In the worst case I can afford to move away.” 

Here, then, is another illusion: we cannot actually achieve independence via money. All we can do is transfer our dependence from one place to another: from the people and places around us, to money and the distant institutions it associates us with. In fact, we are connected beings, utterly dependent on the rest of life to sustain us. Civilized humanity has denied that dependency for a long time, seeking lordship over Nature, transcendence of Nature. Money has been part of that illusion of mastery. But today we are moving into an ecological age, seeking to rejoin the circle of life in all its dimensions – ecological and social. read more

Continue with an interesting interview with Dean Clifford. - then read page 2 and page 5 of this blog.