11 minutes | Oct 16th 2019

Barbara Cecil & Dahr Jamail: Hope Is An Avoidance Of An Essential Risk That Needs To Be Taken

This is a segment of episode #215 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Transitions: There Is Infinite Hope, But Not For Us w/ Barbara Cecil & Dahr Jamail.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWceciljamail Read Barbara Cecil and Dahr Jamail’s 'How Then Shall We Live?' series at Truthout: http://bit.ly/2M2g9Ek Excerpt: 'Well I'm looking out the window right now and aware that there is a young man that has left his career as a librarian at the Sonoma State University. He had a very good job. His mother was a librarian so he was like really cool with his family. And he came to a point where it was unbearable. The politics in this situation and the fit for his spirit and the misfit of focus for this time. And he picked up with his partner and moved up here and is living in a what looks like a civil war tent that they have kitted out with a stove. They're going to weather the winter in it. And he is learning permaculture. Not everybody needs to take this risk. Not everybody can take this risk. But I have a feeling there is a risk for everyone because business as usual has gotten us into the mess that we're in and if hope somehow relates in any way to the continuance of business as usual — we will not see the risks that we need to take to change course — because this where we are.' Barbara Cecil is the author of ‘Coming Into Your Own: A Woman's Guide Through Life Transitions.’ Barbara Cecil’s Master’s degree in speech communication and human relations has supported her in her calling to assist individuals, groups, teams, and organizations toward the full manifestation of their creative potential. Dahr Jamail is an award-winning journalist who (formerly) reported on climate disruption and environmental issues for the online publication Truthout. Dahr is the author of multiple books, including ‘The End Of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption.'
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