natural economy

Invest your wealth for providing practical usefulness, don't store it for taking even more. Do the latter and you will eventually loose more than you had.” - Jama Poulsen


“Love means balance and unity. The whole world is disunited. Man is disunited. Every element of man's human relations is disunited, his industry, his government, ideology, religion, education, language, race and culture. Every institution which man ever built is divided against itself, just as every man who built it is divided against all other selves, –man against man– nation against nation.” - Walter Russell

“(…) the burdens of man are made by man in the image of his unbalanced thinking. Likewise the illnesses of man are fruit of his own making. Balanced thinking is an ecstasy which knows no burden, no fatigue nor imperfection. From man’s own unbalanced thinking emanate the toxins of fatigue, and divers sicknesses, and fears. Wherefore I say, come unto Me, ye self. Find rest in Me by being Me.” - universal One (via Walter Russell)


The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which; he simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.” – Gautama Buddha

“I do not particularly like the word “work.” Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think this is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.” - Masanobu Fukuoka

You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s procession that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite. (…) Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.” - Khalil Gibran


(todo: relation → habit-forming patterns → trust → love based economy, worker cooperatives, primary cooperatives (land, farming, housing, water, food, energy, waste treatment, item re-use / repair, community safety, healthcare, childcare, education, …), services cooperatives (product production, transportation, software, library, travel-hospitality aka couchsurfing, art), spiritual cooperatives, trade-currency cooperatives (local exchange trading systems and crypto-currencies, …)

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