Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Old Path and the New Way

We are evolving from a consciousness where we need to be taken care of to where we take care of ourselves and others.

The need to be taken care of allowed the evolution of mass processes over long distances regardless of cultures or bioregions.

The awareness of our ability to take care of ourselves is causing different requirements to come to the forefront.

Localizing food, redeveloping local communities, and recognizing cottage industries are bringing us forward into a new appreciation of ways we can take care of all of us.

Because we know about worldwide resources, but we feel so impersonally toward them and vice versa, we are now at a point to appreciate and utilize our local resources in many new ways.

After the shock or transitioning to local resources, I expect a completely different set of relationships to emerge.

© 2014 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, September 15, 2014

Not Your Advertising Budget

My husband has had a dream for over fifty years, since he was about seventeen.

When we began courting, about twenty-eight years ago, he shared his excitement about his dream and we spent hours over all those years detailing every aspect of it.

I have watched him continue to commit time and resources to his dream.

And finally, watched him break the last hold, the last obstacles to accomplishing his dream.

It is not his “advertising budget” or anyone else’s capital investment, or even a bank loan that is bringing it to pass.

It is the overcoming of every tendril of self-doubt built up and perpetuated by life experiences.

Finally, after all these long years, the necessity of choosing between the dream and the self-doubt forced the issue.

I am amazed and privileged to witness this action and I tremendously respect the man behind it.

© 2014 Kathryn Hardage