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A List to Live By

A fellow journeyer of life sent this to me and I loved it. Absolutely loved it. He was in a small town in Washington State named Troutlake. He said it was posted in a cafe in town. These are definitely some people I could get with!

In light of our recent economic crisis we’re all sharing in, it’s causing many of us to question life, our purpose and what really matters in life. Things like money, work, consumer goods, and fancy cars are being replaced with things like sharing, gardening, volunteering and community. Maybe crisis really is our friend afterall?

Nevertheless, I want to aspire to live by more of these. I need things like this to remind me of a direction and to keep me from just thinking about myself all the time. I think this is amazing and totally fitting in my world today.

My favorites are:

Learn from new and uncomfortable angles, Garden Together and Play Together.

The one I want to move most toward is “leave your house know your neighbors.”

Check out the list – what are your favorites? How is your life moving toward these?

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Life Together

I’m hard-pressed to find story better than that of “Team Hoyt.” It’s not a new video, but it’s worth watching again and again.

I complain. I wish for better. I ask for change. And I look for more.

Then…I watch.

I watch the story of Team Hoyt and it all goes away. All my wants and desires leave and I become present, in the moment…complete.

What I appreciate about this video is how it brings life back into perspective, when it so easily gets away from us.

The story is one of a journey of life together. Our culture breeds individualism. We’re continually being separated from nature and one another. Life is so much more rich lived out together, but so much around us aids us to self-protect. Self-protection may be at the very core to all that separates.

I have a great friend that said, “I want to become less dependent on institutions and become more dependent on people.” I thought that was beautiful.

And I couldn’t agree more.

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