Pearls of Wisdom regarding "Real" Community

 "Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do.   With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation."

                                 --  Margaret Mead      (Famous cultural anthropologist)

 . We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been - a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.  COMMUNITY.  Somewhere there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats.  Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.  Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that must be done.  Arms to hold us when we falter.  A circle of healing.  A circle of friends.  Someplace where we can be free.
Starhawk, Dreaming the Dark     ..
  .The day will come when the idea of community will spread through the world. Gather together those of you who share high ideals. Pool your resources.  Buy land in the country. A simple life will bring you the inner freedom.   Harmony with nature will bring you happiness and peace of mind known to few city dwellers.   In the company of other seekers of the truth it will be easier for you to live in meditation and collective unity..
                                           - Parmahansa Yogananda -- Indian Mystic


    "When the Buddha reappears,
                                     it will be as a community."

                            Thich Nhat Hanh,    Buddhist Teacher

"The future, higher evolution will belong to
those who live in joy, who share joy,
and who spread joy."

                     Torkom Saraydarian  -  A Turkish spiritual
                                        teacher of the Ageless Wisdom

  "Eventually, meditation will make our mind calm, clear, and as concentrated as a laser which we can focus at will. This capacity of one-pointed attention is the essence of genius. When we have this mastery over attention in everything we do, we have a genius for life itself: unshakable security, clear judgment, and deep personal relationships."
            --     Eknath Easwaran was a spiritual teacher. For almost forty years, he taught Passage Meditation and his Eight Point Program as practical tools for living high ideals in the home and community.


"Enlightenment must come
    little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm."
                                              - Idries Shah

Creating a stable foundation within the present culture,
upon which we can truly begin building a new culture that works!
.... where, among other things, relationships work !

"Real" community... the fullest and most vibrant expression of life...
"Tell the truth and support each other's dreams!"

The hope for me out of all of this is very simple.
I create the very best, the most complete, the healthest
and the most spiritual relationship with you,
"I tell you the truth as best I know it now
and I also
Support you in achieving your dreams!"