be the change
We are facing a crisis.
Climate change. Pandemics. Extinction of species. Including our own. Globalisation. Trade wars. Impact of AI. Gross wealth inequality. Social injustice. The rise of nationalism and the alt-right. Divided societies. Loss of trust.
“With racism, cynicism and intolerance on the rise, wages stagnant and faith that progressive change is possible declining even as resistance grows. Things look bleak. The propensity to despair is strong, but should not be indulged. Sing yourself up. Imagine a world in which you might thrive, for which there is no evidence. And then fight for it.”Gary Younge
But the crisis is not just ‘out there’. You are facing a crisis.
You don’t like what you see yet you don’t know what to do to change it. You’ve lost faith in politicians, priests, banks and brands. You know there is a better way. You just don’t know how to make a difference.
Do you want to change the world?
Then start with yourself. As Gandhi may have said “be the change you want to see in the world” but he did say “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change.” Or as my teacher, John Butler, says “To make whole, be whole.” Gandhi again “As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him … We need not wait to see what others do.”
The time for waiting is over.
Now is the time to change … starting with yourself. The Five Paths retreat on Lanzarote is a re-boot for the soul. It will help you reflect on your core beliefs which determine how you see yourself and the world. As the saying goes “You do not see the world as it is … you see the world as you are.” Over five days on the exotic landscape of Lanzarote and in the uplifting spaces created by César Manrique the retreat will inspire you to create a personal blueprint for survival. And shift your being from surviving to thriving. You will be the change you want to see. You will make a difference. You will find your place.
“We need another way, another world, but it’s impossible if we cannot do that from a place of being at home with who we are.”Johnny Sertin