In January this year, about a hundred of us came together in Auroville to collectively reimagine wealth and economics in our personal lives, our organisations and communities, our country and the world. We enquired on
How do we expand our idea of wealth to include its multiple forms?
How do we rebuild our economy based on relationships and trust?
What is the worldview that can help us heal from the false notions of scarcity and move us to experiencing abundance?
How do we redefine ownership as trusteeship?
Here is the link to the detailed report of the gathering.
So much has happened since then. COVID has flagged off a new era which is seeing more and more individuals, organisations and communities coming together seeking to understand what went wrong with our conception of the machine-like social and economic structures we have created and inhabit, and how we can reimagine and transform them.
Through this newsletter, we attempt to weave together the many conversations and news about the different initiatives and experiments that are aspiring to build back the real economy. Real economy because what we now have is an illusionary one based on false notions of scarcity, of infinite natural capacities and of wealth. A real economy will restore its rightful place as a subsystem of and in service of Ecology and Society.
We also aspire to weave together the personal with the political, the organizational with the systemic, for we believe that Change needs to be integral for it to shift paradigm and to sustain.
This being the week of Gandhi Jayanthi, we launch this news portal seeking the blessings of Gandhiji who articulated among the most powerful, comprehensive and compelling visions for how to organize our economy so that we may live peacefully and harmoniously with each other and with the Earth.
We invite you to contemplate and journey with us in all the creative ways that you can!