Sacred Activist

The Sacred Activist – Be the Change

I think the most useful phrase you could ever repeat to yourself as a mantra is this: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. It’s often attributed to Gandhi, but actually what he said was this: “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man […]

The Sacred Activist – Taking yourself out of the system

This interview by Jeremy Paxman of Russell Brand seems to sum up for me the the conundrum of the politically aware and intelligent person in the current climate of ever increasing fascism and reduction of personal liberties. Mr Brand is explaining why he doesn’t vote, and it is an extraordinary piece of footage. As a […]

The Sacred Activist – Scientists, Placards, Memes and Revolution

So I was reading this article this morning: Source: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/10/29-4 Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by New Statesman How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt by Naomi Klein and it got me to thinking, what is the best way of conducting a revolution? I’ve just read ‘Les Miserables’ and I’m not sure we […]

The Sacred Activist – going beyond the dominant paradigm

So if you want to really make a difference to the world, there’s a few things you will need to do. The first of course, is self awareness. Whay are you doing what you are doing? There’s an element of ego in all activism, and you need to be very aware of your motivations, so […]

The Sacred Activist – Avoiding Burnout

The Sacred Activist – Avoiding Burnout

It’s something that any activist who has been around long enough will either have experienced themselves or know someone who has. It’s called burnout, and it is a combination of exhaustion, frustration and depression. It is insidious in that it creeps up on you until suddenly one day you have a breakdown, an explosion, or […]

The Sacred Activist – If not you, then who?

Sometimes it is very easy to look at the problems around the world and feel that they are too big for one person to make a difference. You are right, but you are also wrong. One person in the right place, at the right time can make an incredible difference. But how do you know […]

The Sacred Activist – Follow the money

I’ve referenced Russell Brand’s rant about revolution here before, but I think it needs to be said that in my opinion, the revolution is already happening. It’s very quiet, bloodless and entirely transformative. Unlike other revolutions which involve barricades, fighting, and in the end, not much change, a true revolution comes quietly and involves large […]