This site is about RELATIONSHIPS and how our relationships ultimately bring about FULLNESS OF LIFE.
The four relationships focus areas are:
- our relationship to self - INTEGRITY
- our relationship to other people - COMMUNITY
- our relationship with a significant other – INTIMACY
- and our relationship with what we deem as Divine – SPIRITUALITY.
It is counter-cultural. We face a headwind. But we will prevail because we are hopeful. Optimism is knowing there will be a better world out there. Hope is working to make that world happen every single day. Start your day with good news like this page. And report a good day at the end of it.
So we begin. Today.
- SILENCE. We reflect on the value of silence in the world. This is an ongoing collective reflection, and we’d love for you to add your voice into this conversation! The world is becoming so hateful and divisive, that it is more and more difficult to be silent — to find inner peace. But we need silence in ourselves— in order to contemplate and see things better, deeper, and in order to have a wider, longer view of things. We also need a collective silence in society — to be able to put up a mirror to the world and say, “Hey, this is what’s happening! We’re all doing it the wrong way!” Or maybe to realise that we are on the right track. Or that we are on the way to something good, something better. This collective pause is what we need most in the world. It is interesting to note that the best leaders of society this world has known are the ones who have found silence in themselves, and in turn have spread this silence in their leadership: people who are self-reflecting, self-effacing, who have not been afraid to face themselves, and have led not with the force of their arms but the strength of their spirit: men and women like Nelson Mandela, Confucius, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, John Paul the Great, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Marcus Aurelius, Zarathustra, Mohamed the Prophet, and Jesus Christ. We are therefore encouraged to let this site be a way for this silence to spread, first because our own process of writing is inward— we go into our own silence to write our message, and then we hope you will read our articles in silence, or with music that will help you read in a more reflective manner.
- Friends and readers-who-have-become-friends who have given us encouragement to continue to write, and who have submitted their own articles and posts. Their articles will be posted in the coming days and months.
- Seven Generation Sustainability. This is an ecological concept that urges our current generation of humans to live sustainably and work for the benefit of those who will come after us–seven generations into the future. It originated from the Iroquois – who urges their Council of Elders to contemplate the faces of their great, great, great, great, great grandchildren — the unborn of the future Nation –when they make their decisions today: “What about the seventh generation? Where are you taking them? What will they have?” As we explore relationships and fullness of life, may we never forget the generations that come after us. It’s a good question to ask yourself once in awhile if only to see how we all fit and are connected together in this universe: How will my decisions today impact the future generation? What will they have? Where am I taking them? Is my quest for fullness of life wasteful and deprivative of the future?