This time it is different! The New Year used to be a time of new resolutions and a fresh start. This year it is the end of the old that is central. As we enter Phase II of Kosmos with our new emphasis on the Internet, we find ourselves clearing out and letting go of the past years of accumulation. The amazing thing is that this is happening in our personal lives as well.
My house, also the headquarters of Kosmos, is filled with sawdust from the refinished floors. Our belongings are strewn all over awaiting delivery to Goodwill. We are in a mess! But we are not alone. As I speak one-to-one with my closest colleagues, I find they are in the midst of a major clearing out as well.
In short, we are emptying out and making space for the transformation to the new compassionate and thriving planetary civilization in both our personal and professional lives.
I imagine that many of you are doing the same.
Joyful Holiday Greetings to All,
LEARN ABOUT KOSMOS'S PIONEERING LOCAL COMMUNITY
Kosmos is proud to say that we are located in the Great Barrington Community area where the power of local communities is coming alive with the work of Susan Witt and theSchumacher Center for New Economics. We are also close enough to New York City to engage in our global work at the United Nations. This documentary tells the story of the pioneering community in which we are located.
We are awakening to how much power we the people actually have.
When we hear people despairing about how helpless they feel in the face of corporate power, we could refer them to this article. "It was a textbook example of a corporation looking to buy an election result. After spending $1 million in a failed attempt to stifle local energy freedom in 2011, Xcel Energy poured over $500,000 of ratepayer money into a ballot measure to hamstring Boulder, Colo.'s exploration of a locally owned alternative to the largely fossil-fueled monopoly utility…"
A major focus of Kosmos Associates is building world community and global citizenship for the new civilization. Ron Israel is one of our committed partners in this endeavor. Kosmos published Part 1 of this series on November 21, 2013. We highly recommend you readPart 2.
ARE YOU PROMOTING PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY, GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC JUSTICE?
Robertson Work asks us this question in a comprehensive article delivered at the UN Global Forum on Public Service. I met Robertson several years ago and was impressed by his years of dedicated experience at the UN. He exuded a presence that attracted me. I wanted to meet him and to learn about the wisdom his years of global experience engendered. You will learn why in this article.
A STORY ABOUT A GREAT WILD ELEPHANT By Christine Townend
Kosmos fell in love with Christine's moving story about a wild elephant from the perspective of the elephant and her reaction to his mistreatment. We had invited her to write about her long-time experience saving abused and abandoned animals in India. In addition to an informative article on animal rights inKosmos Spring/Summer 2013 Issue, we found a book of stories she had written. We wanted to share one of them with you.
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