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It is with HOPE that I start this new website!  It is with HOPE that I look for the opportunities and potentials around us in this time of deep change. 

 I want to use this site to tell about the many initiatives, insights, challenges and inspirations that are available today to help us evolve ourselves, our organizations and our planet.  I will share what excites me around this issue.  Maybe you will also find it inspirational. I will also share my own journey into this field which has not always been easy.  These are exciting but difficult and challenging times that call forth many feelings.  Perhaps you will also find HOPE here.

I will post resources, videos, links, opinions, events, book summaries and quotes and anything that I come across that could help us become more aware of what is going on and what we can do about it.

I am hoping that you will also participate by sharing  what you notice that is a positive step forward into the future by posting on the Facebook Page. Let’s focus on what we can do and be inspired by role models.  Let’s dare to notice what is going on and meet our future standing together. Let’s work for our own evolutionary development of our ways of seeing and thinking, acting and impacting.

I hope you will tell your friends about this initiative and help me to make it useful and helpful through your feedback.

I have come across this African legend several places recently in relationship to our current challenges.

One day a terrible fire broke out in a forest. Frightened, all the animals fled their homes and ran out of the forest. As they came to the edge of a stream they stopped to watch the fire and they were feeling very discouraged and powerless. They were all bemoaning the destruction of their homes. Every one of them thought there was nothing they could do about the fire, except for one little hummingbird.

This particular hummingbird decided it would do something. It swooped into the stream and picked up a few drops of water and went into the forest and put them on the fire. Then it went back to the stream and did it again, and it kept going back, again and again and again. All the other animals watched in disbelief; some tried to discourage the hummingbird with comments like, “Don’t bother, it is too much, you are too little, your wings will burn,  it’s only a drop, you can’t put out this fire.”

And as the animals stood around disparaging the little bird’s efforts, the bird noticed how hopeless and forlorn they looked. Then one of the animals challenged the hummingbird in a mocking voice, “What do you think you are doing?” And the hummingbird, without wasting time or losing a beat said, “I am doing what I can.”

In one version the hummingbird’s action so inspired the rest of the animals that together they managed to put out the fire.  Like the hummingbird, let us each do what we can and be inspired by each other.

 

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