If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. (From the book “The One-Straw Revolution”)
All great changes are preceded by chaos.
If I am selling to you, I speak your language, if I am buying, dann müssen Sie Deutsch sprechen.
(dann müssen Sie Deutsch sprechen = than you have to speak German)
For me, food sovereignty is sovereignty over your life, livelihood and health. We are interconnected, therefore food sovereignty is an ecological process of co-creation with other lifeforms. It begins with seed sovereignty: saving and using living seeds. It involves care for the land and soil. We cannot have food sovereignty if we do not feed the soil organisms. Food sovereignty is based on organic farming and avoiding chemicals and poisons. Food sovereignty includes knowledge sovereignty, economic sovereignty and political sovereignty.
If it can’t be reduced, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from construction.
I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world – indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Ein Zahnrad è quella cosa che fa funzionare i clock. (19 March 2008)
One person can make a difference and every person should try.