A Sickness of the Soul

“There is no doubt that, at this time in history, Western civilization is suffering from a great sickness of the soul. The West’s progressive turning away from functioning spiritual values; its total disregard for the environment and protection of natural resources; the violence of inner cities with their problems of poverty, drugs and crime; spirialiing unemployment and economic disarray; and growing intolerance to people of colour and the values of other cultures – all of these trends, if left unchecked, will eventually bring about terrible self-destruction.

In the face of all this global chaos, the only possible hope is self-transformation.

Unless we as individuals find new ways of understanding between people, ways that can touch and transform the heart and soul deeply, both indivenous cultures and those in the west will continue to fade away, dismayed that all the wonders of technology… and all the planning of the global corporations will be helpless to reverse this trend.”

~ Malidoma Some “Of Water and the Spirit”

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A great project out of New Orleans by Candy Chang:

“Many cities are full of vacant storefronts and people who need things. My New Orleans neighborhood is still without a full-service grocery store. So I made these fill-in-the-blank stickers to provide an easy tool to voice what we want, where we want it. Just fill them out and put them on abandoned buildings and beyond. The stickers are custom vinyl and they can be easily removed without damaging property. It’s a fun, low-barrier tool for citizens to provide civic input on-site, and the responses reflect the hopes, dreams, and colorful imaginations of different neighborhoods.” – from the website