Network

“One drop of water will not arrive at the ocean. One drop of water will evaporate along the way. But if the drop of water joins the river, then the whole river will go to the ocean. Alone, we cannot go anywhere. But if we have a community on the same path, a Sangha, then we can go anywhere. We can transform an ocean. We can transform the planet.” (Thich Nhat Hanh, Awakening of the Heart)
George Floyd protest
Protest against police brutality. Portland, Maine, June 3, 2020.

We cannot fix the problems of the world by ourselves alone, but they also cannot be fixed without us. We have, in other words, the power to come together and the responsibility to do so.

It seems natural, therefore, that a website called One Home Planet would allow its readers to connect with each other around common fields of interest.

This is just a project for the time being, but the basic idea is to broaden the discussion to the main topics underlying the videos shown on the website.

Obviously, these videos already have their own discussion thread on Youtube, sometimes with definitely valuable contributions. As on any other social platform, however, such a “discussion” usually ends up in a series of definite statements being thrown at each other. What about, then, participating in an on-going, open, and constructive exchange, that would offer some depth rather than stay at the superficial level of already made opinions?

How can we be sure that this will effectively be so? Because you will be the facilitator/moderator of your own group, if you are so inclined.

This project will be launched at the beginning of 2021 and, in the meantime, we have to organize things a bit. The first step is to register so that its viability can be assessed. If you are also interested in becoming a facilitator, have questions, or would like to share some ideas, please use the contact form. I will be happy to answer you as soon as I can.

This registration is entirely independent of the OHP newsletter subscription, available here.