Shifting the Focus from Cityscape to Landscape

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New book by Barbara Meyers calls for a change in perspective.

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To move beyond an industrial growth society to a life-sustaining society, technology alone will not suffice. We need to make a fundamental shift in our relationship to all beings on this planet, both human and otherwise.

According to author Barbara Meyers, we are at a crossroads on this planet.

In her new book, 'Common Ground, Uncommon Gifts', she urges us to take action to save the planet and ourselves.

Through stories, reflections and practices woven through the Native American Medicine Wheel, Meyers hopes to awaken readers’ senses, sensibilities and souls to answer profound questions about the meaning of our time on this planet. She urges us to shift our focus from industry to nature.

“To move beyond an industrial growth society to a life-sustaining society, technology alone will not suffice,” says Meyers. “We need to make a fundamental shift in our relationship to all beings on this planet, both human and otherwise.”

The book offers a grassroots approach to shifting from consumerism to balance and sustainability.

“In dismissing what the natural world can teach us about the circle of life – birth, growth, destruction, balance and sustainability – we have created significant imbalances that impact our daily lives,” says Meyers. “We live our lives in a circle from birth to death. Living with the right intentions allows us to focus our everyday experiences into bettering the greater community.”

Meyers urges us to recognize our common ground, rather than promoting lifestyles that support division and differences.

'Common Ground, Uncommon Gifts'
by Barbara Meyers
ISBN: 978-1-4525-5170-8
Paperback: $17.99
Available at http://www.amazon.com

About the author
A clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice, Barbara Meyers works with children, adolescents, adults and families and often draws upon the natural world in her work. A lifelong outdoorswoman, Meyers is hoping to shift the nation’s focus to the betterment of the natural world.

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