Evolving Through the Marriage of Spirit and Activism
~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~
During the last twenty or so years, there has been much time, effort and study spent on spirituality and personal growth. Libraries and book stores (both brick and mortar and online) continue to be filled with self-help books, with more being published daily.
Yet we are experiencing unprecedented ecological, economic and cultural crises. From oceans of plastic, air pollution, and deteriorating ozone layer, to climate change, melting ice caps and the threat of nuclear war, our very existence is being threatened on a global scale.
It would appear that sitting around meditating and contemplating our navel is not enough to solve the massive challenges we face.
Quite frankly, we are rapidly running out of time.
I don’t know about you but I’m open to suggestions on how to move forward.
Hopefully our guest this hour can offer some viable options. With us is TERRY PATTEN. Terry speaks and consults internationally as a community organizer, philosopher, and teacher. Over the last fifteen years, he has devoted his efforts to the integral project of evolving consciousness through practice, and facing, examining, and healing our global crises through the marriage of spirit and activism.
Patten is also a social entrepreneur involved in supporting restorative redwood forestry, innovating new technological alternatives to fossil fuels, and creating new currencies for a sustainable economy. Most recently, he is the author of “A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries.”
His website: TerryPatten.com