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Good Word of the Day // Doing Without

“We are happy in direct proportion to the things we can do without.” Henry David Thoreau
Everybody Now Climate Emergency and Sacred Duty We’ve caused a turning point in the Earth’s natural history. Everybody Now is a podcast about what it means to be human on the threshold of a global climate emergency, in a time of systemic injustice and runaway pandemics. Scientists, activists, farmers, poets, and theologians talk bravely and frankly about how our biosphere is changing, about grief and hope in an age of social collapse and mass extinction, and about taking action against all the odds. On 19th October 2020, Everybody Now is being released by podcasters all over the world as a collective call for awareness, grief and loving action. With contributions from: Dr. Gail Bradbrook – scientist and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion Prof. Kevin Anderson – Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester Dámaris Albuquerque – works with agricultural communities in Nicaragua Dr. Rowan Williams – theologian and poet, and a former Archbishop of Canterbury Pádraig Ó Tuama – poet, theologian and conflict mediator Rachel Mander – environmental activist with Hope for the Future John Swales – priest and activist, and part of a community for marginalised people Zena Kazeme – Persian-Iraqi poet who draws on her experiences as a former refugee to create poetry that explores themes of exile, home, war and heritage Flo Brady – singer and theatre maker Hannah Malcolm – Anglican ordinand, climate writer and organiser Alastair McIntosh – writer, academic and land rights activist David Benjamin Blower – musician, poet and podcaster Funding and Production: This podcast was crowdfunded by a handful of good souls, and produced by Tim Nash and David Benjamin Blower Permissions: The song Happily by Flo Brady is used with permission. The song The Soil, from We Really Existed and We Really Did This by David Benjamin Blower, used with permission. The Poem The Tree of Knowledge by Pádraig Ó Tuama used with permission. The Poem Atlas by Zena Kazeme used with permission. The Poem What is Man? by Rowan Williams from the book The Other Mountain, used with permission from Carcanet Press.
  1. Everybody Now
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  3. The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation with AJ Sherrill
  4. Death to Life with John S. Bower
  5. The Power of Ritual with Casper ter Kuile

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Good Word of the Day // A New Poem

Yesterday I  Was In Love

It was perfect.

and I, perfectly In love.

Staring at this empty floor I am suddenly pulled back into my state of yesterday.

Is that available today?

Can we repeat such loveliness?

I was In love with…
…My boots.
…Nature’s Jukebox of breeze and bloom, sun rays and midnight rain.
…A meal that was enough.
…And Eyes that allowed me to see my child as my teacher.

Where do I begin today?

Just begin.
Again.
In love.

Final GTB

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