Community Glue :
A Cooperative Living Necessity
A photo essay illustrating the importance of group activities to a well-functioning community.
Community Glue is genuine fun.
It is here that you share good times and love one another.
Share in harmonious activity.
Participate in accepting everyone.
Participate in accepting everyone’s contributions.
Community Glue is one of three crucial pillars outlined by Diane Leafe Christian in her book, “Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities.”
The other two pillars are effective project management and effective process & communication skills which we’ll get into another time.
“Rudolf Steiner said that shared physical activities — when people move the body and vocal chords — bonds people at such deep levels that their connection tends to last.”
It requires a lot of time and energy for a community to thrive.
By sharing what you have, you will have everything you need.
Shared beliefs, shared rituals, shared projects, shared fun & play, service projects, shared communication parties, shared meals are all examples necessary to bond you with your brothers and sisters living in community.
Have an open space for running into each other and for communal gatherings. Sing, dance, play music together, tell jokes, have game nights, play sports, be active and open yourself!
Be present, care for others, gift to others, share resources, and perform acts of kindness selflessly!
Love yourself so that others may love you.
I hope you enjoyed this article.
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