HK heartbeat | #872 : 13 April 2018 | Read online
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This update is all about conscious choices.
After years of feeling like a lone voice in the wilderness of the urban jungle, we are suddenly surrounded by an enthusiastic group of new arrivals ready to save the planet, one conscious decision at a time.
Case in point: following on their success in Singapore, organizers of the Bali Spirit Festival are bringing The Conscious Festival to Hong Kong for Earth Day weekend with a new Unconference for industry professionals and special Film Screenings over the 3-day event at PMQ in the heart of Central. A few spaces are still available in the marketplace.
It's been a while since I've shared an update and I will be back with regular notices when I return to Hong Kong from our farm on the Canadian prairies where I am supporting my mom and saying farewell to my dad. He had a good run -- 92 years -- and a very good death. Last month, he was still out playing cards a couple of times a week and not missing a beat. He left his body on March 31, 3 days after being admitted to hospital with a small stroke and less than 30 minutes after asking for the tubes were removed. We are blessed.
He taught me everything I know about zero-waste living and mom has decided she will spend time out in his shop finishing up his many and varied recycling projects when she wants to feel close to him. With plenty of wisdom gained by our pioneering ancestors who settled in winter miles from nowhere, our farming family knows a whole lot about not wasting a thing.
It feels good to see our old practices become fresh and new again.
What old is new for you?
Everything is connected.
"To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge." Benjamin Disraeli
18 (6:30-8:30pm) Kwan Yin Meditation with Acushla
20-22 The Conscious Festival
22Earth Day Mysterious Cleanup
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