Above is a 35-spread cross-section view of the 300-page Indigenous Voices book.
(Use the button located on the lower-left corner of the control panel to view in full-screen mode.)
[Check out: “The Human Story in Every Place,” a brief article that encapsulates the essence of this body of Work. … Here is some academic framework: The Societal ‘De’ of “Development:” On the Road to Nowhere or Somewhere. … I also explain some of this as a guest on a radio show called, “What’s Your Story?“]
This is a global issue. The economic market related decisions that humans have been making for generations are rendering, like never before, very tangible effects on our reality in terms of our natural environment and our overall societal functioning — some for the worse; some for the better.
I believe that we are at a pivotal point in our history.
This Indigenous Voices book is likewise the foundation for “The Moments’ Pause Project: Reminders of Our Natural Roots,” is a research, multimedia, and social capital building initiative that is tending to this world we all as a global community share.
During a global era of increasing political tension and societal unrest, this grassroots Project reminds us about our natural roots and about peace in social unity.
This is about momentarily slowing down from our seemingly incessant state of being “busy.” It’s about introspectively thinking before we entirely destroy our life-sustaining planet (and each other), and about meditating on the natural goodness that remains.
or with each older generation that the modern world is losing — their ‘traditional’ knowledge with them, amidst our supposed capitalist ‘development progress’ and a resulting homogenizing world culture — it is as though monumental segments of an ancient societal iceberg are sliding into the sea.
Can we take a moment’s pause from being “busy” and contemplate the significance of our varying cultures, the intrinsic value of our heritages, and about our capacity to live in harmonious community?
We are all indigenous to Planet Earth. Let’s take a moment’s pause then and tune into our more primal, indigenous, nature. Join with us in observing and preserving our natural roots. …