These are difficult times, especially for those of us awake, aware and responsive enough to really feel what is happening around us. We need to be honest. There are times when each of us is challenged… we see the headlines in the news: the latest compounding catastrophic shift in climate, the latest extinction notification, the latest economic projections, the latest IPCC or Planetary Thresholds Report, the latest flashpoint of social unrest, the latest region of geopolitical strife, the latest techno-utopian proposal, the latest ill-informed political promise… and we think, what’s the point? Why would I go on? Will this make a difference?
It is times like this that we draw on others that also see and feel what we do.
Luckily not everybody we know is ‘down’ at the same time, and it really helps to have someone who can hold you, speak with you, co-regulate, encourage you, assist with a mundane task that would simply be too much right now…
Encourage – early 15c., from Old French encoragier “make strong, hearten,” from en- “make, put in” + corage “courage, heart”
This is a page where we honour those who have befriended us, guided us, assisted and collaborated with us, held us and encouraged us on our journey thus far. Thank you all.
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