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Stevie Wonder - Power Flower

crag-n-dale:

how you get to walker’s knob // thanks walker

crag-n-dale:

how you get to walker’s knob // thanks walker

(via appalachian-appreciation)

There is nothing to do. Just be. Do nothing. Be. No climbing mountains and sitting in caves. I do not even say: ‘be yourself’, since you do not know yourself. Just be.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via abiding-in-peace)

Leo Kottke - Sunrise (1969)

➜ GANAS - New York City

GANAS - an intentional community in Staten Island, NYC.  Learned about this from my friend Z. today.  I may someday meet his friend who has chosen to live in this community!

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From their website:

"Ganas" is a Spanish word meaning "motivation sufficient to act". 
We’ve found that solving problems together gives us the “ganas” 
and satisfaction that makes community living sustainable. 
The result is an environment that provides personal and
interpersonal challenges, creates rich opportunities, 
and truly embraces diversity.

Our purpose is to bring reason and emotion together in daily problem solving, in order to create our world, with love, the way we want it to be.

Ganas people dream of developing open minds with which to talk together and understand each other better. We want to learn how to cooperate, care, share resources, and welcome those who want to join us.

Ganas started on Staten Island in 1979. Our population has grown from 6 to about 75. Most of us think of ourselves as a bonded, caring, hard working, fun loving, extended family.

goddess-river:

skeletons-of-trees:

✨indie/spiritual blog✨

☽ ⁎ ˚ * ☀ Moonlight garden ✵ ⁎ * ☾
For all of us, the path of befriending our experience requires great gentleness and patience. As I recognized on my trip to the mountains in college, the deep and persistent tendency to think that something is wrong with us is a prison that prevents us from living and loving fully. Yet as we learn to meet whatever arises in our body, heart and mind with Radical Acceptance we discover a precious freedom. Rather than being identified as a defended and insufficient self, we come to trust what Buddhists call our Buddha nature—the awareness and love that are our true essence.
— Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance
➜ Robert Swann, The Community Land Trust: A Guide to a New Model for Land Tenure in America [PDF]

Robert Swann, The Community Land Trust: A Guide to a New Model for Land Tenure in America [PDF]

Discusses the evolution and historical precedents of land trusts.

➜ Peace, Civil Rights, and the Search for Community: An Autobiography
goddess-river:

☽ ⁎ ˚ * ☀ Moonlight garden ✵ ⁎ * ☾
Ruling Values

Peace, Beauty, Truth, Passion, Interbeing

Home sweet home?

Home sweet home?

The world is complex, but you can approach it simply. —Tanny Burton

The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.
— Ram Dass (via ajna-aakhu)

(via dancinginyourhead)

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