Self-sustainability is comparable to having a nest
Like all other species on planet earth, us humans are also in need a dwelling place where we can peacefully exist, rest and dwell undisturbed.
Unlike us humans, all animal species are able to build their own dwellings on Earth. They do this either individually or in larger communities, and thereafter they spend the rest of their lives focusing on Living.
This is the birthright of all sentient creatures. We humans have forgotten this very natural ability.
Somehow, in the process of building our own nest, we become in-depth for a lifetime and have to work most of out lives to pay this off. Doesn’t this seem a bit unnatural and disempowering?
Contrary to what many may believe; this holds back on our productivity and creativity, and thus common welfare.
Imagine if instead of being in constant survival-mode all of us humans where in constant thriving mode; where everyone would have their basic needs fulfilled so that we would not need to work for survival and instead put our work into the things that we love.
The basic needs being: Food , shelter from extreme heat & cold, clean water and sanitation.
Then work would not feel like a ‘must’ or a competition as it does for most humans today.
Instead, work would be self-actualisation and self-realisation.
The quality of our products & services, and our productivity would radically increase, not to mention the level of well being and education for everyone on earth.
Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune.
But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born.
And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life,
And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.
Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger.
And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine.
– Khalil Gibran
The idea of self-sustainable living & the Earthship movement is an approach to start remembering our very natural ability to build our own dwellings, reconnect to our birthright and inspire humanity into a new dawn of abundance, creativity, joy and common well being.
There are no limits to the level of abundance & creativity that this would bring us as a whole.
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