What is Cosyland?
Cosyland is based on the observation that it’s not so easy to live our cooperative human nature in our current social and economic environments.
At first sight, it’s a platform where you can find other people and communities who are interested in sincere cooperation. You can also find coaches and mentors who help you working on discovering and developing your own cooperative nature. And you can find community events, workshops, and relevant information all around this topic.
If you are responsible for an organization or a team, you can also find tools, resources, and consultancy for improving your cooperative practices.
The Cosy Marketplace
Within Cosyland, there is the Cosy Marketplace. It works a little different to normal marketplaces. You can offer things for Cosycoins, our own internal currency. But you cannot buy anything for your Cosycoins. Instead, you can share your needs. And then other people can use their Cosycoins to make you a gift according to your needs.
Likewise, you can use your Cosycoins to make a gift to other people, simply by browsing through the needs that they have shared.
The key is that this practice of giving and receiving is not transactional. You make your gifts unconditionally, and others are making gifts to you unconditionally. And the good thing is that Cosyland is a safe home, where we can just try out how natural this unconditional giving and receiving actually feels.
A real trust community
One important point of Cosyland is that you can trust everyone who is there. To enable that, there is a process for arriving in Cosyland that involves being part of a real, on the ground community of real human beings.
The basic income
Every human persons who arrives in Cosyland starts receiving a basic income in Cosycoins. For this, we cooperate with the Circles Project. You can spend these Cosycoins by making gifts on the Cosy Marketplace. And you can earn Cosycoins for offerings things or services there and for making active contributions to Cosyland.
A Common Ground for Mindset Shifts
Altogether, Cosyland is designed to be an open, common ground where we can find (and find out) what we need to develop our sincere cooperative nature. What’s there is collectively shaped by the diversity of people, communities, and organizations who join.
Instead of competing for things, status, money, likes etc. we cooperate to produce meaning, connections, and safe homes for all who arrive.
In this sense Cosyland is a common creation to which we all contribute simply by being sincerely ourselves. Together, by all being ourselves and respecting everyone else being themselves, we protect us from the pressures of distrust, judgement, and forced insincerity, which we often can find in current societies.
Because we all contribute to creating this safe home, we can leave these old mindsets behind and replace them with trust, generosity, and gratefulness.
And as much as we succeed in building this safe home, we should always remember that Cosyland exists in this world. It’s not a place to which we just flee from this world, on the contrary, we get new energy and inspiration by constantly reaching out to the people who are still stuck in old competition and scarcity mindsets, and by supporting them so that they can arrive as well.
Together, we help transforming this world into a place where we can all be at peace with ourselves and nature.