A poem by Janeena Sims about the collision of our senses and emotions in the simplest moments
Justin Wise reflects on what becomes possible when we can find ways to release ourselves from the grip of comparison.
Active Hope is not wishful thinking.
Active Hope is not waiting to be rescued
by some savior.
Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life
on whose behalf we can act.
We belong to this world.
The web of life is calling us forth at this time.
We’ve come a long way and are here to play our part.
With Active Hope we realize that
there are adventures in store,
strengths to discover, and comrades to link arms with.
Active Hope is a readiness to discover the strengths
in ourselves and in others;
a readiness to discover the reasons for hope
and the occasions for love.
A readiness to discover the size and strength of our hearts,
our quickness of mind, our steadiness of purpose,
our own authority, our love for life,
the liveliness of our curiosity,
the unsuspected deep well of patience and diligence,
the keenness of our senses, and our capacity to lead.
None of these can be discovered in an armchair or without risk.
To hear Justin Wise and Lizzie Winn reflect on this source, you can listen to Episode 57 of our weekly conversation project, Turning Towards Life.
Justin Wise shares some of the deeper intentions behind our work, writing and the freedom we hope to bring about.
Sue Braithwaite reflects on what is created when we gather with others and the meaning within our name.
Justin Wise reflects on the poem ‘St Francis and The Sow’ and what it can teach us about supporting others to flourish.
Lizzie Winn explores what to do when you’re completely stuck.
Lizzie Winn explores how showing up as whole in our lives can be an act of sacred rebellion.
Justin Wise explores the life-giving possibilities that might be born from anxiety.
Inspired by the hopefulness of the Jewish tradition, Justin Wise reflects on inhabiting the tension between how things are and how we believe they could be.
Justin Wise reflects on ways we can each increase the light around us and between us.
A poem by Justin Wise about the ways we hide ourselves and what that costs the world around us
Justin Wise finds wisdom for modern life in one of humanity’s ancient artefacts.
Justin Wise reflects on the act of hoping.