Changing Our World from the Inside Out
We work with people working to change the world ... and seeking to liberate themselves in the process.
We have all been short changed, if not outright harmed, by the many injustices and inequities in our society. Those of us who have marginalized by race, class, gender and other forms of oppression. And, yes, even those of us who have been advantaged by how history has situated us differently. Impacted by dynamics of power and dominance, EVERYONE's integral well-being and development has been thwarted: our sense of self has been distorted; our sense of purpose, unclear; our inner being in search of alignment with our deepest values and highest principles.
This balance and harmony, the very qualities we seek to foster in our social and environmental justice work, are all too often not present in our own lives. Nor strong within our organizations and movements. No surprise there. The urgency of our people's struggles tend to occupy virtually all our time and our attention, leaving little energy to tend to the critically important inner dimension of well-being—the dimension of being that, consciously or unconsciously, guides how we do our work. The dimension within that can reveal whether or not we are "walking the talk" and "practicing what we preach." If we are, or not, putting our critical consciousness into action in all aspects of our lives.