002: A chat with Chris Brogan.
Intro Song = "Arcane". Outro Song = "Firebrand". Both by Kevin MacLeod. Available under Creative Commons Attribution License.
* Last month I attended New Media Expo, to learn about podcasting.
* While there, I met Chris Brogan, author of "The Freaks Shall Inherit
The Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits and World Dominators" (affiliate link), due out March 17, 2014.
* For entrepreneurial mentorship, I recommend the Owner Mastery Foundation Group (OMFG).
* Monchu = Okinawan for "one family."
* Jill blogs about permaculture at www.withintenttolive.blogspot.com.
Shadow behavior. Seeking a savior. From ourselves.
I want to loose a LOVE story, about Nature's GLORY,
and how She gives us EV-E-RY-THING.
Everything we've ever sipped, eaten, worn, written on, lathered with, lived in…
ALL of our basic needs are met by Her resources.
Rich forces of good, wood, vegetable, fruit, oil, cotton, seasonings, paper, pigment…
where do we think these commodities come from?
Wal-Mart? Not originally. The earbuds or speakers you're using
to listen to this RIGHT NOW,
were sourced from something deep down inside Her.
It's right to pause... and calmly reflect on those gifts. With thanks.
She offers up PHYSICAL ELEMENTS for our human experiments
and, honestly, the least we can do is respectfully acknowledge
the Living Source from which our luxuries flow.
If we could hear the pulse that beats behind the purchase,
would we feel differently about it?
This episode really resonated with me!
2/16/2014 10:30:31 pm
If one word could be credited the cause of our collective ecological amnesia, I believe that word would be "separation." And I hope each episode will, in any small way, create a Sweet Remembering of our primal, terrestrial connection :-) You give a full + fantastic elaboration above. Thanks so much for that, Jill!
2/17/2014 07:49:23 am
Hi Erika, thank you for another interesting podcast. Chris Brogan's comments carried a lot of meaning. I especially enjoyed and identified with the title for his new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth. While I've never considered myself a "freak" while others may have, the idea associated with that resonates with me. Your comment about letting your freak flag fly reminded me of a recent conversation with the young woman (she's 21 and I'm 66), Nikki, who cuts my hair. She asked if I used to have long hair and I brought up the David Crosby song (which she hadn't heard), "Almost Cut My Hair" and his lyrics,
That reminds me of my Dad, who opted to make a statement with his hair. He too refused to cut it and make it "neat" even though he was a manager at a prominent telecommunications company.
2/18/2014 12:43:00 am
Barry, I hope you'll let your hair grow long again. It'll give you renewed power. Remember Sampson? :-)
Clara I Gonzalez-Herndon
2/18/2014 10:14:52 am
2/19/2014 04:03:01 am
Clara, you raise such a great point! There *are* benefits and perks that come with "pretending to be a clone... not rejected by society..." Acceptance feels good. As does security. But only until the conforming asks you to betray yourself and your values. Then, it is most definitely time to fly the flag :-)
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