Presence and Encounter: How We Meet is as Important as Why

May 19, 2014 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

by John Thackara,, May 2014

As we change the way we govern our communities, our cities, and our ecosystems, a variety of different actors and stakeholders – formal and informal, big and small – need to work together – often, for the first time.

Working with people unlike ourselves is not an option. We have to engage with new partners and actors because they connect us with knowledge and experience, resources, and process expertise, that we lack – be they fishermen or farmers, lawyers or birdwatchers, makers or coders.

We’re dealing with a nightmare: a global system that’s depleting the planet; a system that takes out more than it puts back; a system that allows no time for natural systems to replenish, and revitalise themselves.

If we reproduce those ecocidal behaviours in our own movement, and in our own lives, counsels Banks (Sophy Banks, Transition Trainer), we’ll not be in a good shape to complete the journey.

This is why we need, consciously, to grow a culture that enables all of us us to feel empowered, to be seen, to be appreciated. Read more HERE>>



Entry filed under: Community, Heart/Soul.

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