Holding Each Other and Ourselves with Care

Holding Each Other and Ourselves

For many of us, these are challenging times.  For some of us, the past few months of lockdowns and restrictions have also brought many positives.  At this time, it’s important to keep our balance – to remember that we experience both great suffering and great beauty – that is our human condition. Our task is…

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We Are Reponsible for Creating the World we want to see

We are responsible for creating the change we want to see

Taking responsibility for our own thinking and actions, nurturing our critical thinking abilities, ensuring we inform ourselves through a variety of perspectives sourced from a wide range of people in our lives, not just from media sources, exploring and challenging our own ideas….all of these are necessary to cultivate a practical and grounded focus on…

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Reflections

Reflections

As we reach the end of a calendar year for many people in the world, here a few thoughts: Focus on the positives. Being aware of bias is just the beginning. What’s important is that we use that awareness to change behaviour, Knowing that humans apparently have an inbuilt bias towards the negative, it’s up…

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Creating Positive Change: Anger and Compassion

Creating Positive Change

When dealing with large scale issues – climate change, systemic injustice, or changing an organisation’s culture – we can sometime feel powerless. A natural response is righteous anger, as in the sense that “those people – the people in power — just don’t get it. They are (or the system is) the problem.” At such…

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Hope for the Future

Hope for the Future

How often do we see the future depicted as a bleak, dystopian, de-humanized place? To leave a film about the future encouraged, motivated, inspired, and refreshed is a rare experience. The film “2040” provides just such an experience. A hybrid feature documentary film chronicling a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas…

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