Hope Beneath Our Feet

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2010-09-07
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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The environmental tipping point we approach is more palpable each day; we can no longer ignore the effects of pollution, climate change, deforestation, or species extinction. But once we accept that environmental upheaval may be just around the corner, how do we live our lives right now? How can we replace despair with hope, apathy with action?

Author Biography

Martin Keogh is the author of As Much Time as It Takes: A Guide for the Bereaved, Their Family and Friends. He teaches interpersonal communication skills using improvisational arts and partner dancing. The founder of The Dancing Ground, which produces conferences and symposia on gender, race, and mythology, he lives in North Easton, MA.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
What's at Stake
Commencement Addressp. 3
Awakening to Our Evolutionary Responsibilityp. 8
The Original Human Vocationp. 11
Living with Losingp. 15
Humanity's Rite of Passagep. 24
Why Bother?p. 29
A Way Forward
Letter from the Futurep. 41
A Way Forward in an Uncertain Futurep. 49
Living with Purpose in the End Timesp. 53
Love the Things We Lovep. 58
Gandhi Then and Nowp. 62
Inspiring and Sustaining Action Over Timep. 68
Taking Single Steps
Dusting Off the Energy Solution in the Basementp. 73
Every Day We Choosep. 76
With the Turn of a Key, I Can Make a Differencep. 82
Shut Up and Votep. 86
One Piece of Paperp. 90
A Five-Hundred-Year Planp. 93
Little Steps to Big Leaps
Fight It Head Onp. 99
Become an Urban Homesteaderp. 102
To Build a Better Future, Start with a Better Questionp. 106
Getting Ready for Changep. 111
Thinking Like an Islandp. 115
The World Is Falling Apart! What Should I Do?p. 122
Challanging a Corporation to Clean Up Its Actp. 125
Nothing Else Mattersp. 132
The Body of the World
Eyes Wide Openp. 137
The Healing Power of Naturep. 140
A Sense of Place-A Sense of Selfp. 145
Body as Placep. 150
Morality Is a Somatic Experiencep. 158
Earth Rightsp. 166
Indigenous Mindp. 170
Balanced Engagement
Wonder: A Practice for Everyday Lifep. 177
Embodying Changep. 183
The World Doesn't Need to Be Savedp. 188
What Keeps Me Alive: Making It Realp. 193
In the Climate Era the Personal Is Politicalp. 197
Coping with New Realitiesp. 201
Meditations on Living in These Times
Eden Is a Conversationp. 209
Fostering Light in Dark Timesp. 213
From Mourning into Daybreakp. 217
Walking Up from Despairp. 225
River Godsp. 232
Questions for a Sacred Lifep. 238
To Do the Will of God, Come What Mayp. 243
Hope in Challenging Times
To Endure Climate Chaos, Live Dangerously and Cultivative Hopep. 247
Fighting Fatalism about Warp. 253
Little by Littlep. 256
The Grandmothers Speakp. 260
The Ultimate Miracle Workerp. 265
The Challenge of Building Sustainablyp. 269
The Optimism of Uncertaintyp. 277
Sabbaths: VIp. 283
Gratitudep. 287
Indexp. 291
About the Editorp. 303
Permissions and Copyrightsp. 304
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