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  • Reading Benjamin Weinberg's story reminded me of my time in a spiritual community in Scotland.

    We lived with fifty other long term residents in a building that had once been a hotel. It was called Cluny College and the local TV licence office could not get it into their heads that no one owned a TV in the whole place.

    Each month they sent a notice demanding that we each pay for a TV licence. The Findhorn Foundation wrote and told them we were a spiritual community and did not need to use TVs. They were not believed.

    We were told just to ignore the notices.



    image: a baker friend in the community kitchen
  • It was very liberating for me not to hear the news twenty four hours of the day and just take a step to the side of life and sit in peace.

    When we left the community we vowed not to have a television in our new house, so we would not be sucked into the horror and confusion spread round the world every minute of the day.

    We have time now to sort out our own feelings, improve our communication and enjoy the moment.

    2nd image: playing the Transformation Game
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