Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tending the Hearth

I talk a bit about permaculture zones: beginning with Zone 0 (the home) and extending further afield to Zone 5 (the wild spaces at the periphery of a permaculture space). Many permaculturists also speak in terms of Zone 00: the person at the heart of the work, the designer his-or-herself who acts upon and is acted upon by the space.

When writing here, I tend to concentrate on the Zones outside the door and on my work in the world. In my personal life, I'm a bit of a contemplative and a mystic. While those facets of my life may be implicit here, I don't often speak about them explicitly. Most times, it's just not relevant; permaculture is not an ideology, and can be practiced by folks of all stripes.

That said, I find myself wanting a space to write about other aspects of my life, most often how my contemplative practice and my homesteading intersect. I want to write more about mindfulness not only as a means to the outer work, but as an end.

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