I do believe that we mindful veterans are among the social fabric weavers as discussed in this piece.
This is a timely and powerful piece on how Americans can move past our present tribalism, partisanship and hate to mend the fabric of society. Don't always agree with Mr Brooks but this is one which should be read and heeded. Let us move from what he calls 'hyperindividualism" to "relationalism" in America, declaring a "Declaration of Interdependence".
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Within religious Buddhist contexts I have experienced the joy of intentional community, but here in Baltimore I've not found any such thing for secular mindfulness folks like myself.
Does one just have to decide, fine, I will _create_ the community I want?
I'm not sure I am interested (or even able) to commit the time required to build such a thing.
Is it worth it to just start? I'm a great starter. And maybe someone who is not a great starter, but a great "keep-going-er" will swoop in to save the day when I head back to the West Coast?
Or would starting something that then disintegrates, would that do more harm than good by way of disenchanting folks?