A relocalizing mind sees that it can either prop up the old world - and have hardly any fun - or get on with the new
A relocalizing mind is the mindset that sees the need for a transition to simpler, smaller and more local. It goes about making a more resilient local community for everyone, starting from where you are. It's an outrageous possibility of personal and community transition to something that works better for us all. A relocalizing mind has it's own way to find the part in this change that really works for you.
It loves cooking up mutually enriching projects with neighbors. It imagines more local interconnections making more good stuff happen and it takes delight when they do. It's evolution's edge. It kows that its own fulfillment is tied up with that of others.
If you're here you're likely already exploring that mind.
One easy and versatile tool to tickle the relocalizing mind is the Transition Storybook, a Mindmap in time in which you use a "dollar store" notebook to dream up the future you want, and change it in real time as the future gets nearer. It's a way of externalizing and juggling the possibilities that float around you. Don't let the simplicity of this approach dissuade you from having fun with it. It's effective.
My job is to encourage you to get started, offer you the most powerful tools I've found and to offer support if you want it.
Your job, should you choose to take it, is to create, uncover, recover, or discover a story about your future that's more clear, more powerful, and m``````ore juicy than the one you have.
If you want to get started right now, go to the Transition Storybook page now and buy the dollar store notebook later. Or you can write a page on the future you want. Just let it come best as you can - write without thinking too much and get something down. Getting something down that excites you doesn't have to be the final thing (though it will probably have strong elements of what actually happens).
By the way, this is not an avoidance strategy, burying your head in the sand. It's an act of courage to envision and inhabit a future that really deals with the reality of our situation.
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Much more to come about working with the relocalizing mind, the evolutionary mind. One of the characteristics of which could be called Serious Play.