Communes and Family Life

Discussion in 'Back to the Garden' started by kris_p, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. kris_p

    kris_p Member

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    Ever since I went to Shambhala this year, I've seen how thousands of people, all different and individuals in their own way, can live and get along with each other. Even though this was a 5 day music festival, I think it sort of related similarily to communes and the family life back in the past.

    The vibe, the feelings I got from being there. Everything was so peaceful, enjoyable. Everyone (or at least almost everyone) got along with each other, helping each other when needed. You could be yourself without anyone caring. It was amazing, and I can't wait till next year.

    But anyways, back to the real meaning of this thread. I'd like to hear how it was living like this. I'm not sure exactly how communal living worked, although I have a fair sense of what went on.

    It sounded like such a simpler, easier way of living. Are there still a lot of people living like this nowadays?

    Anyways, any feedback is appreciated. I'd love to hear your stories and thoughts!

  2. lovelightlisa

    lovelightlisa Senior Member

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    communal living is everywhere. what do you mean how it was...
    you're talking about a lot of people living together right?!
    i'm living with 40 others currently
  3. Tessa

    Tessa Member

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    I would LOVE to live in a commune someday...
  4. m6m

    m6m Member

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    Social-interaction is magnified in Communal scenes.

    Unfortunately, raised in a hyper-competitive Hierarchical Civilization, We're habitually controlling in Our anxiousness.

    We carry that around in Us, and Communally spread it around.

    The Ego paints a good social mask, especially when motivated by the un-spoken status seeking of sexual-competition.

    Even spontaneous interactions are usually sacrificed for an anxiously exaggerated show of social-life.

    All this making empathy more dificult than One would wish for in a Communal scene.

    I guess, if We had been raised in a native Tribal culture, We would NOT need to exagerate Our Communal relationships. because they would be far more secure and whole.

    I see a lot of un-fulfilled potential out there.

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