Alternative energies...alternative ways of living: sustainability

The great Osho said that a fish would not realize that its natural environment is water until it was taken away from it. Then, once the fish came back to the sea, or to a river, it would say "Ah! yeah! I cannot live without water. Water is my true element to survive".

Osho said we are like fish: we do not realize what our natural elements are until we are deprived from them. This is what happens to us: we do not realize that we need Nature, our Home, until we start destroying it. We do not realize that we need to eat natural food, without artificial preservatives, until we start to get sick. We do not realize that our true nature is Nature...until we have so little of it.

Fortunately, some wake up earlier than others, and they are already fighting to build a sustainable global community. We have many movements that support sustainable and healthy ways of living that are not eaten up by the economic powers yet (and I hope they will go on being independent from them, as much as they can be): Ecovillages, Rainbow Gatherings, Slow Communities and movements such as WWOOFing are some of them.
This summer I was in the European Rainbow Gathering in Greece, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Coming back to simplicity, to contact with nature, eating healthy and veggie, meeting wonderful people of all kinds, colors, and origins, breathing pure freedom away from electricity and modern civilization...I really recommend it!
Do you know more of these movements? Do you have direct experiences with any of them? Please share them with us!
I hope one day we can all say:

Welcome (back)  Home, brothers and sisters


  1. First I would like to say that this type of reflexions are very necessaries today.

    As Osho said we don't see the problems until they are too much near, and maybe they are walking over us.

    But I would like to make a commentary about our house (welcome home), and over our nature concept, because it seems that sometimes we aren't part of nature, and our technology and advances neither are.

    We should to recognize that we are nature too, like a river, like the trees, like the mountains, and also we have a great capacity to built and improve our quality of life, as you would be any other species of animals. The problem, in my opinion, reside in our incapacity when we are informed, because our position is very lazy, and our tendency is let others decide for us.

    I belive that we would discuss more and better on all these issues, and especially to take more individual responsibilities, far from groups that can cover the individual conscience.


  2. Thanks Alberto for your comment, l totally agree with you, basically we need to educate people on these things, I really believe education is the key.