2007: Issue 5
Embracing Sustainable Change
Extra Ordinary Living….. embracing sustainable change. My new company name and by-line. In my last ezine, I announced that I was branching out on my own, continuing to collaborate with David on our myriad of projects, while claiming a vision and direction that is all mine. Scary, gosh yes. And exhilarating for it is my creation, not someone else’s that I am simply joining as I have historically done.
My first mistake into this venture is not realizing the significance and commitment of the process of designing the logo; selecting the colors; designing the website and the ezine template, etc. I have some wonderful talent advising me, yet they keep reminding me it is my choice. And therein is where the feeling of terror and exhilaration meet for it would be so much easier for them to decide. But would it create the sustainable change I am seeking?
Over the past three years, the essence of my work, professionally and personally, has been about change, sustainable change. Not change for change sake as the old adage goes. There is enough of that going on all around us. Rather change that takes us to a new, desired and envisioned state. Change that has a purpose. Change which results in the creation of new habits and better by-products for our efforts.
Or Buckminster Fuller Institute’s definition:
Sustainability is founded on two key principles: acknowledging and accepting a responsibility to the future and understanding the interconnectedness and interdependency of all that exists on our planet. It has macro and micro implications, and a myriad of applications to each and all of our collective lives. For me, it also has a very strong spiritual component.
It is with all this in mind that I have selected embracing sustainable change as my new by-line and business purpose. I hope you will continue on this journey with me as we strive to accept Gandhi’s challenge to be the change we wish to see in the world.
And I will endeavor to address them, one at a time. Hoping the same momentum that the leaders of the sustainability movement are generating will become mine.
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