“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”. African Proverb
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 of the news, the latest compounding catastrophic shift in climate, the latest extinction notification, the latest economic projections… 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 us, held us and encouraged us on our journey thus far. Thank you all.
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I first got to know Anne and Neil on a 2021 New Year’s Eve, Deep Adaptation Zoom call. I remember playing music on this call and seeing the tears glisten in their eyes after hearing one beautiful piece and I knew I had found kindred spirits on my journey. Their warmth, humour and tender hearts drew me in and since that time we have connected many more times over Zoom for long chats. I have assisted them in refining and developing their website further and got to know David as well in the process and I have so enjoyed being part of this team and helping them bring forth this amazing service into the world. I will continue to hover in their orbit and be part of the unfolding Courageous Conversations.