Saturday, March 31

Pronoia

A wonderful book I've been reading while exploring these changes in my life is Rob Brezsney's Pronoia. Or, as the full title says: "Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings".

In the book, Rob tells the story of having been challenged at Burning Man one year. Like so many voices, Vox Feminista is one I'm familiar with, Rob was on the "the world is going to hell in a handbasket and we really need to change" bandwagon. He's basically a funny, community-oriented, good-natured guy, so these new friends challenged him to bring that to his message of change.

The resulting book is one of crazed, rejuvenating playfulness. Exercises about looking at things backwards and inside out; turning expectations and paradigms on their heads; connecting with people in surprising, loving, intimate ways.

I am finding this book a great leavening agent for my perspective and life as I go through this project of thinking deeply about my life and its impacts. I will be using the Pronoia tag for posts on observations about what's working, what's fun, and what's positive in this process of change.

4 comments:

Mrs. Pivec said...

Hmmm. This may be something I need to check out! I am bad at getting into a funk about it all.

Just found your blog from No Impact Man's sight. I'll be back to read more, but can't now; Spring Break is over and homeschooling awaits.

Nice to "meet" you by the way. Come over and visit sometime! :)

chesterfoster1980 said...

I read the Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings book from Rob Brezsny several times. And I love to read it over and over again. It's somehow makes me think and realize the true essence of life. So nice! Denver CO real estate

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amberdixie17 said...

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