Warmth, fellowship, belonging, helping, safety
Towards a definition
I am at times surprised by the definitions people have of community. In the community development world people will often say, are you defining community as a place or by association such as the disability community or...
These five principles are the foundation by I which I hope to propose a unique way of looking at the experiences of community in our lives. Rather than seeing community as an ideal state of being or as something I have or do not have in my life, I would like us to consider community as a continuum of experiences.
I have long struggled to find an acceptable definition of community.I want to find a definition of community that allows me to embrace the moment, to experience it when I feel it. To embrace community as it is, in the now, how it is without judgment or comparing it to an ideal state.
My summer journey
This summer I am going to explore the relationship between joy and community and write about it as often as I can here at seeking community. Do join me – I would LOVE to hear your wisdom and experiences to help fuel my journey.
Though the Seeking Community space is a virtual one and not a geographic one, I can see that one of the common values is community-building What impact do we hope the discussion will have on our home communities, or vice versa
I confess, I have been down the Rabbit Hole without a Map for some time now. can see that this is a place where community-builders come to find each other, build relationships, have conversations, and- ? And I am hanging on a punchline and I wonder if any of you have thoughts about that.
Visiting communities and communitarians. Follow blogs January 7th – 15th
A good friend and amazing communitarian Will Winterfeld has invited me to go on a road trip with him to visit intentional communities in Memphis, Atlanta and Georgia. I’m going to blog often as we visit places where community seekers are working together for a better world. Follow my musings and adventures in my...
heeding the call to journey to the next level of our lives
happens when we consciously and care-fully leave jobs we have loved or projects we have birthed? when we realize we are simply unwilling to be small when the world is calling us to be at our full potential...
So far I have explored loneliness and fear - in this blog I explore happiness and draw some conclusions. Maybe it is simply a happiness thing. I want to be happy, to find happiness and fulfillment in life and a knowing that this alone feeling is keeping me from true happiness...
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