Saturday, November 28, 2009

Eco-friendly land you can buy!

I found this today - Project Jacaranda. Its a project where people can buy and develop eco-friendly property in Kodai. It seems quit cool but will need further investigation. It's a great idea though.

Urban Sustainable Living

I came across Patti Moreno and her when I was working at a communications company. She's brilliant. In the middle of New York City she grows her own food! She's worked out how homes can be sustainable even in an urban context!

You must check her out.

I guess, Another world is possible!

Is another world possible?

I have been thinking that I really don't want to live the urban life as it is now. I don't want to have to spend 3 hours in traffic everyday to get to work and back. I don't want to have to work primarily so I can pay for the auto, the gym, the house, and food. I don't want to have to run the rat race and get better at certain skills just so I can get ahead in this world we have created. I am not that kind of person and I don't want to be.

I want to actually LIVE life, not live from weekend to weekend. I'm going to be 30 next year and as far as I can tell, that's half my life done! And I must say I'm not terribly satisfied with the life I've lived so far. Sure there are many things to be grateful for - family, home, marriage, friends, but there's still so much missing. And I feel that if I keep going on the path I'm going I will end up regretting most of my life.

Somethings got to change! I need to find another way of living. Can I do this in the city? I don't know. Right now all I can think of wanting to do is be home more, grow a herb garden, do something creative with my hands - like my sewing, or cooking. I want to meet friends and family who I have had no time to meet in so long. I want not to be consumed by my job or my workplace. I want to not have to engage with the assholes of the world and waste my time being depressed about them.

I want to live a life that has more quality. And for me that means family, friends, generosity, love, peace, security, laughter, and being human.

I need to find another way to live this life. I cannot do it like the masses. I cannot deal with that. There's got to be another way. Got to be another world.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Search for Meaning

I've just finished reading Victor E. Frankl's book Man's Search for Meaning. Dr. Frankly was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School.He survived the Holocaust and was at Auschwitz, Dachau, and other concentration camps.

In his book he talks about how a person can still find meaning and a will to live even in the most desolate of conditions. Not everybody can do it but everybody has the opportunity to.