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Taking Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance by Suzanne Stoddard, Ellen Augustine

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chapter15Together We Are Whole

Suzanne Stoddard

new ways to create a support networkwhile beating the high cost of living

We are faced with having to learn again aboutinterdependency and the need for rootedness afterseveral centuries of having systematically—andproudly—dismantled our roots, ties, and traditions.

—Paul L. Wachtel

We cannot deny our connectedness as we build ourseparateness.… When we link up with others, weopen ourselves to yet another paradox. While surrenderingsome of our freedom, we open ourselvesto even more creative forms of expression.This stage of being has been described ascommunion, because we are preserved as our selvesbut are shorn of our separateness or aloneness.

—Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers,A Simpler ...

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