The term interbeing is coined by the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Interbeing means the connectedness of all beings and thus goes beyond interdependence. Interbeing means a bit more than that, actually understanding everything as one. Everything is one.
In interbeing there is no such thing as "the other".
I discovered interbeing as an approach to a sustainable way of life through Charles Eisenstein. In his book Climate he explains that overcoming the climate crisis must not be a fight.
If we continue to think and act in the same paradigm as before, there will be no real change.
Charles argues for a paradigm shift in which the changes needed for a better world come from a place of love, confidence, and compassion, not despair, disconnection, and struggle.
My approach starts there a bit before: before I can see, understand and love the supposedly "other" as part of myself, I must first be able to see, understand and love myself.
Therefore, the philosophy of The House of Good® is entirely based on the basic idea of Interbeing. Compassion through personal growth to yourself. Compassion for all animals and all beings on the planet. Because...