OUR PHILOSOPHY IS TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY TO:
simple skills with an open mind and open heart. These skills include: non-judgement, acceptance, gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, presence, listening and patience.
behaviours and patterns with patience, acceptance and forgiveness.
to bring more love to yourself, to people in your life and to the community of humans with whom we share this planet.
When we love ourselves wholly, we have a greater ability to give and receive love with others. If we can create this shift in ourselves, perhaps we can:
- See the beauty of the earth more clearly and feel called to protect it.
- Be open to different points of view, with a willingness to listen respectfully and with curiosity.
- Understand other people better, and feel more empathy.
- Set a good example for others.
- Create a stronger sense of love that is felt by the people with whom we interact.
- Become less critical of ourselves, feel more whole, and have more of ourselves to give to others.
“For me, love is not about froufrou New Age-ism. It's about a way of living and honoring the interconnectedness of life and accepting our responsibility and our power to change the world for the better.” - Julia Butterfly Hill
Mindful living is going about our days with intention of having greater presence, intention to nurture a greater connection to ourselves, others, and the earth.
“Be mindful of the very moment you are living. Start exactly this second. You don't wait until the children get out of the house or when the sun comes out. Create something better.” - Alexandra Stoddard
Interconnectedness provides a framework for our community to explore the ways in which people, nature, and objects interact with one another to form a complex whole that operates as a system. It also reinforces that everyone and everything has a purpose, is worthy of respect and caring, and has a place in the grand scheme of life.
“To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself. Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn