Love. Actually. 365ideas4change number 91

We are enmeshed by the gross and the negative in modern media. We are freed only when we participate in the moment’s entertainment, noticing the detail, feeling the presence of the unseen, and expressing the yearning of all of life towards a state of Love.

In order to reconnect with ourselves, so that we can reconnect with each other, with nature and with our higher purpose, we need to strip away the facile façade insisted upon by modern western culture and media. We must be willing to be vulnerable to past pain, to others, to shattering and reconstructing our worldviews, and to the precarious nature of immersed engagement with inevitably unstable in-the-moment reality. Exposing ourselves to potential ridicule, defrocking the collective lies about happiness and fulfilment, we choose not to be the Emperor in his suit of invisible new clothes.

Science and technology are crucial tools to achieve sustainability. They are entirely inadequate without simultaneously changing our worldview of ourselves, our place in this life and in this world, and our relationships with everything. As individuals, as corporations and as organisations, understanding ourselves thoroughly and entirely is a prerequisite to repairing our relationships with nature, with each other, and at the root of it all, with our unique selves.

This is not therapy: examination of ‘self’ asks that you find the answers within you, facilitated by conversations. Steeped in the supremacy of rationality, current decision-making largely ignores our emotional, spiritual and physical intelligences. People at all levels in companies, and as individuals, are consequently paralysed by negativity and overwhelming challenges, any hope of action disarmed. Working from a place of our deepest values, your intimate connections and your highest needs, we unearth everything that gets in the way of expressing these meaningfully in daily life. Whether as a business or individual, the more familiar we become with our inspired purpose the clearer we become about enduring happiness and what will – and will not – deliver that. Through this process, our identities, so shaped by social mirrors, crystallise, leaving behind all that can be taken from us as mere impositions and poor imitations of who – and why – we are.

Our complete lives are a myriad relationships; as the centre of those connections in our life and in our business, we are entirely empowered to change them. Naked conversations  unearth in us the how, what and when of that change. At the root of that change, is Love.

 

About Julie Courtnage

With training in environmental science, I facilitate 'naked conversations' about sustainable wellbeing. Using facilitation techniques, systems thinking, art, music, writing, movement and photography, we explore the active creation of our uniqueness - personal and collective, as individuals, organisations and society - and our relationships with others, with sustainable wellbeing, and with genuine happiness. This journey of creation is a journey of Love. And fun.
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