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It's a Journey

I spent most of my 20s exploring spirituality and part of that time wondering how by using certain spiritual principles I could make the world a better place. But it always seemed to be just about the "woo woo" and not enough about concrete action.

I spent most of my 30s exploring activism (both active and the armchair sort, such as this blog), but most of what I got involved in seemed to really miss some type of spiritual intention (at least on my part). Somehow I knew that at some point I'd be looking at a way to combine these two phases of my life.

Now, just entering my 40s, I may have found that next step, or a pathway to help me move in that direction. I had a wonderful conversation with a very amazing woman and her project recently : Urban Village Salt Lake City (ning community here)

Maybe this growth (dare I say evolution?)  will be something I explore here. I think it will mean that I'll be spending less time focusing on the negative and more time focusing on a new consciousness. Or at least trying to find a balance between not ignoring the important issues, but looking for a way to concentrate energy on positive change. It will be a challenge.


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Mar. 16th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'd love to hear about what that conversation covered. Was it spiritual?

Ecovillages/urban villages is where I seem to be heading, in my activism/life's work. If I wasn't dealing with a bunch of personal stuff at the moment, I'd be diving right into getting involved in Urban Village SLC, I think. I intend to, later on. So I'm right behind you. =)
Mar. 17th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
Oh and how did you end up talking to her?

I'm just curious, and I like a good story. =)

We should have a chat sometime soon.
May. 19th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Dear Jen,

I just have a quick question for you but couldn't find an email so had to resort to this. I am a progressive blogger. Please email me back at barbaraobrien@maacenter.org when you get a chance. Thanks.

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