Regenerative conversations exploring overshoot grief, grounding, and gratitude.

 

Doom

definition 

1.  A common feeling of ugh or dread upon realizing that technological progress and economic growth and development are the root of our predicament,  not our way out.

2.  A name for the anxiety and fear called forth when living in a coronavirus era that triggers an economic depression.

3.  The mid-point between denial and regeneration . . .  with or without us. 

 

 

Post-doom

definition

1.  What opens up when we remember who we are, accept the inevitable, honor our grief, and prioritize what is  pro-future and soul-nourishing.

2.  A fierce and fearless reverence for life and relative equanimity even in the midst of abrupt climate change, a global pandemic, and collapse of both the health of the biosphere and business as usual.  

3.  Living meaningfully,  compassionately, and courageously no matter what.

A post-doom mindset is a hard-earned and often fluctuating state of being. Classic stages of grief mark a well-worn path. However, mere acceptance of what is unavoidable need not be the endpoint. Michael Dowd (with occasional co-hosts) invites guests to share their personal journeys along this trajectory and especially the gifts they have found on the other side. Participants share personal stories, perspectives, and tools that go beyond emotional detachment, stoic resolve, and spiritual transcendence. For example…

What shifts in perception, understanding, relating, and identity become possible when we walk through a post-doom doorway? How do priorities, life-ways, and outer-world involvements shift and clarify on the other side? And how can such changes call forth genuine equanimity, even joy?

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