The Seven Stones Blog

We invite you to explore our thoughts, ideas and reflections on our journey through the maze of scarcity into our understanding of Sustainable Abundance.

The Truth About Sufficiency

By Gina LaRoche

I have just finished the Beacon Press imprint of Gandhi an Autobiography: The story of my experiments with truth (1957). Although I found M.K. Gandhi’s writing style a little irksome I am intrigued by his experiments and I wonder what, if anything, they have to do with sufficiency? What are my truths? What could my…

What is enough

By Jen Cohen

We got interviewed, fun!  And we got asked lots of juicy questions about sufficiency and sustainability so in lieu of a new entry we want to invite you to check out:  http://www.rbruer.com/a-question-were-not-trained-to-ask/.  YOu can meet our colleague RIch Bruer this way too.

Sufficient Transitions: Assets Inventory (Part 3 of 7)

By Shea Adelson

An Asset Inventory is taking stock of our non-monetary or intangible assets, the resources we have internally in ourselves including: spiritual, psychological and physical, as well as the resources available to you from your family, your community, previous experience, alliances and networks. Often when we do this, we discover sources of support we were not yet aware of or parts of our life had not yet considered something to appreciate.

Sufficient Transitions: Mourning (Part 2 of 7)

By Shea Adelson

Consciously moving through a transition is an act of Sufficiency. If we flow through our change – accept the end, the murky gap, and the beginning of what is new – if we allow the change and all our feelings about it, if we do not resist, but honor what occurs as our unique process and response, then we are in Sufficiency. Mourning is the action of letting go, the active rewiring in our brain and of our habits. I assert that mourning, like any part of the transition process, is an act of sufficiency. Mourning’s function is to make room for something new to arise. To do this, we investigate and unpack our associations with the person, place or thing that we are letting go of and let go of those too. What are you making room for these days?