Community - The Big Picture

When I refer to ‘Community – The Big Picture‘, I mean both that which brings a degree of perspective to our personal lives, as well as considering our place in the world at large and the contribution we can each make.

While Family is the first unit of belonging, each of us seeks connection in the broader sense through the communities with which we associate. In good times and in bad, it is both the shared concern and the celebration of their joint achievements that builds and strengthens community spirit at an individual and collective level.

Whether it was the tribe or the village, at one time, we all belonged to a group of people with whom life and all its ups and downs was shared. Now, as much as at any time in our history, we need once again to build solid and engaged communities where all members of the group are seen and cared for and from which we can contribute to a better world.

I believe that if we are here at this time, then we have a particular destiny, individually and collectively, to become enlightened… to lighten up and lighten the load so that we can pass on to the present and future generations an environment that is not only physically healthy but emotionally healthy too. I look forward to being a part of facilitating that process.

Take Action

Among the many organisations working toward positive change, here are a couple…

Avaaz – www.avaaz.org

A 70-million person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. ‘Avaaz’ means ‘voice’ or ‘song’ in many languages.

Get Up! Action for Australia – www.getup.org.au

An independent movement of more than one million people working to build a progressive Australia and put people back into politics.

Responding to Trauma and Loss

I originally compiled this list in response to the natural disasters of 2011. With the collective trauma of COVID-19 impacting all our lives, I offer it now with the intention that it might be helpful not only for the road ahead but also…

The Difference is YOU!

On ‘Day for Daniel’ in Australia we are reminded of the power of one… that all it takes is one person who is willing to stick their neck out, to put a stake in the ground and say “Enough is Enough, this cannot go on any longer, I…

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The Difference is YOU!

If we see something that doesn’t work it’s our job to do something about it… to speak a new possibility that dissolves the feelings of helplessness and despair.

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A New Order of Things

At this time so many of our systems and institutions including those that impact our relationships are in a state of chaos and sorely in need of transformation!

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A Call to Oneness

Mother Theresa’s work was so powerful for she knew the secret was connection! She taught people to reach out to the lonely and homeless rather than fear them.

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Hang On To Your Hat

Individually and collectively, we have been given enormous challenges, and we are here now to learn how to deal with them. That’s called growth or evolution.

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