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Community and Trust

I have been thinking a lot about communities of late. Last week I wrote about trust, connectedness and kindness to exlplore some of these ideas. Community Sue, my wife, is reading Donald Epstein and Nathaniel Altman's book The 12 Stages of Healing. We have been discussing the ideas in the book in relation to wellness. I was attracted in particular to Donald and Nathaniel's discussion of community as "a way of being" that has a number of facets that include: Bodymind Primary relationships Shared interests Donald and Nathaniel observe that: It is human nature to draw boundaries or imaginary 'circles' around our lives. Some people draw these circles...

Community

During the CCK08 course we spent a good deal of time talking about groups, networks, communities and collectives. Thereafter we discussed complexity, chaos and randomness. This week in Mongarlowe all these concepts merged in our community's response to a bush fire. A fire is burning in the Budawang Forest and yesterday our community was briefed by the NSW Rural Fire Brigade about the potential dangers of the fire breaking containment lines. Source: ABC News We are fortunate that Mongarlowe has its own Bush Fire Brigade. Many of our friends in the community are members of the Brigade and I have had my...