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Why do I dream of living in a commune?

A life worth living does not involve 40 hours a week working for money in a world plagued with loneliness, fear and inaction.  A commune is not nearly as extreme as the progress I’d like to see in the world.  Love and joyful experience are fundamentally more important than accumulation of material wealth.  Let us put ourselves to the most fulfilling possible quest of pioneering the work of being alive and relating to ourselves and each other.  Find highest value in relationships as our ultimate means to feeling joyful, alive, and loved.

Isn’t a commune a bit extreme?

I admit a propensity for the esoteric. I like weird extremes. Experience thereof is part of my life worth living. But my community dreams are not like any other hobby, travel adventure or cross-country relocation.

A commune is not nearly as extreme as the progress I’d like to see in the world.

Revolution

My vision for community embodies my desire for a widespread revolution in our priorities as living human beings.

Love and joyful experience are fundamentally more important than accumulation of material wealth.

I do not believe even our most dedicated individual efforts for self-improvement and world change have a large enough impact within the structure and against the momentum of the world as we know it.

Society

supports us in our growth and collective progress

I am not suggesting that our modern world is bad.  It is not my call in life to judge others and attempt to fix from my lone perspective.

It is the very gift of our modernity, education, communication, rights and safety that supports us.  Our society supports our growth and collective progress.  And I’m grateful.  And it’s time for next level.

This is a call to embrace these gifts of our minds and hearts and freedoms.  Embrace life not as passive consumers.  Take deep purposeful steps towards a better world.

Let us put ourselves to the most fulfilling possible quest of pioneering the work of being alive and relating to ourselves and each other.

Priorities

Cut out the middle man of money. Work with the system and grow conscious community. Use creative tactics for revolutionizing what we prioritize and the way we interact.

Find highest value in relationships as our ultimate means to feeling joyful, alive, and loved.

Where do we start?

We start here, now, with conversation.

Community requires relationship. We must reach out. We must listen and be heard.

Community Podcast

I’m excited to announce that Chris Denton and I will begin podcasting about community next month. I’m grateful for this opportunity to hold myself accountable to my dreams and learn with you as we progress together in our relationships and communities.

Call to Action

I’m excited that you’ve been with us thus far.  There will be much more to come.  Please reach out with any questions or comments you have and please share this news with anyone who may be interested.

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