Sunseed is primarily an educational project and investigation in how to promote a more sustainable way of life and more respectful connection to nature. But it is also a full human experience. So the question of the day is : How has Sunseed changed your relationship with people, and what did you learn about human relations ?
JeeYun’s experience, volunteer for one month in Sunseed June 2014.
> So, tell a bit about yourself ?
“I am 38 years old, I was living in New York but I left everything to start a new page in my life and I was looking for an alternative life. For around 20 years I have been an artist and designer. I usually work with reclaimed materials especially wood and objects I’ve found .
> Why did you decide to come to Sunseed ?
I have been interested in alternative living since I was young. In the past I had some experiences but then I started a kind of business, I was making feather earrings, I was working all day long, and I was shocked about the contrast between me and my customers. I was just loosing myself with that business. I needed something new, something more simple and more relaxed.
> What do you think about this way of life, I mean to live in a community and about Sunseed’s philosophy ?
We should be living in a community ! When I was working in New York, with my feather earrings, I was alone and I realized how disconnected I was before coming here. I don’t feel anger anymore.I don’t feel any aggression against some people. I am feeling kinder and more understanding. Less judge mental.
I realized how important it is for me to work outside. I got again my artistic inspiration and my creative energy came out ! And, as well, I’m feeling healthier.
> Of your time in Sunseed, what are the experiences that you will share with your friends back home ?
It was my first community experience about the way life in a community should be ! Every aspect of my experience here has met my expectations of what an ideal community would be like
It is open to everybody. It is kind of like a new family, there is no weird religious aspects for example.
This way of life is a kind of revolution !”