I’m reading Charles Eisenstein’s book, Sacred Economics. I’m including his great video on this post, which presents his ideas.
In his book, Eisenstein suggests that we humans are born with deep gratitude because life itself is a gift.
He has a point, and I’d like to try applying it to how we support small business. What if we changed our financial story from one of every man for himself to one of the more we support one another the more we have?
At CSC, we are using new technologies to build on old traditions of sharing resources in order to support one another. One day, when I was introducing Community Sourced Capital to a small business owner, she said, “We do that!” It turns out the Vietnamese immigrant community has a practice of lending circles in order to help each other get a leg up. How wonderful 🙂
So I’m kicking off this series with a question: what more could we do to create an economy that is a reflection of our gratitude for each other, the resources of the Earth, and life itself?
A photo I recently took of Occidental park in Pioneer Square, just a few blocks from our Seattle office. Taking a walk through Occidental always feels like a gift to me.