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Symposium: Living Your Passion and Purpose in the Face of Humanity’s Greatest Challenge

FINAL CB Symposium FLYER

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A High Sierra Conversation With Carolyn, Janaia Donaldson, And Ivey Cone

Grief Is A Doorway, With Carolyn Baker

The Geography Of Sorrow: Francis Weller On Navigating Our Losses

Grieving Together 2

In this culture we display a compulsive avoidance of difficult matters and an obsession with distraction. Because we cannot acknowledge our grief, we’re forced to stay on the surface of life.

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Crazy, Angry, Joyful, Depressed: Extinction Radio Interviews Carolyn

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness, By Emily Eshfahani Smith

Contemplation 2

Being happy is about feeling good. Meaning is derived from contributing to others or to society in a bigger way.

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If We Have No Future, Why Grieve? By Carolyn Baker

Grief 4

From my experience, conscious grieving has two consequences that the world has never needed more than it needs them in this moment: Gratitude and love. When I deeply connect with the reality of planetary ecocide and grieve it, I become unspeakably grateful for Earth, and I love it on a deeper level than I could have imagined. In other words, grieving is an act of generosity.

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Loving, Living, And Preparing With A Reluctant Partner, By Carolyn Baker

Conflict

What matters in the story of our human relationships is not whether they lead to “happily ever after” but who and what they make of us. All relationships are our teachers, and this is especially so in a time of societal unraveling.

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The Great Grief: How To Cope With Losing Our World, By Per Espen Stoknes

Grief

Contact with the pain of the world, however, does not only bring grief but can also open the heart to reach out to all things still living. It holds the potential to break open the psychic numbing. Maybe there is also community to be found among like-hearted people, among those who also can admit they’ve been touched by this “Great Grief,” feeling the Earth’s sorrow, each in their own way. Not just individual mourning is needed, but a shared process that leads onwards to public re-engagement in cultural solutions. Working out our own answers as honestly as we can, as individuals and as communities, is rapidly becoming a requirement for psychological health. To cope with losing our world requires us to descend through the anger into mourning and sadness, not speedily bypass them to jump onto the optimism bandwagon or escape into indifference. And with this deepening, an extended caring and gratitude may open us to what is still here, and finally, to acting accordingly.

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Is There Life Before Death? By Carolyn Baker

Wild Dancing

As the conversation about Near-Term Human Extinction (NTHE) grows increasingly deafening, I notice many people behaving as if they are already dead—and in fact they may be. Do we have 15 years, 20 years, 50 years? Should I move to another location? What’s the point of doing the job I now have? Why even have health insurance if I’m not going to be here anyway? And on it goes…I have no problem with preparing for the future. I’ve been writing books on that topic for about six years. The future has come to meet us and smack us upside the head on just about every level imaginable. And…living primarily in the future takes a terrible toll on us in current time. In fact, it strip-mines our lives in the here and now and guarantees that we become “extinct” long before NTHE does its dirty deed.

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