Why and how I work
Building civil society has always been tough. With today’s upheavals and disruptions it’s tougher than ever.
With my 70th birthday celebrations behind me, the conviction I felt in my teenage years is still with me but is now finding a new form of expression. My vocation continues.
Although I am just one person, I know my thoughts and actions influence a world - that bit of the whole world I am in contact with.
So I live as well as I can today and part of that is helping you to do the same. Notice the past but do not be limited by it. We can be in touch with our best selves and lean into the future to sense what is emerging for us and the good of all.
Every day, I do my best to enjoy my practice of making my influence a creative, life-sustaining one which invites profound systemic change at all levels, from personal to everything I touch. Living well and serving civil society is part of that practice.
Cultivating this practice in thought, speech and action is the best way I know of protecting myself and living well. It is also a way of responding to the tendency towards hatred, anger, prejudice and fear and other destructive behaviour, in me and in others.
Money, reciprocity and what goes around comes around
I am ready to help you fulfil your intention to build civil society. To sustain this motivation, I would like to receive from you what you would like to give and can give.
We may do this by my asking you how much money you would like to pay me. Or, as you are creating civil society, you may prefer to ‘give it forward’ by committing to give an hour for each hour I give to an individual, team or organisation also working for a better world.
One way or the other we will create a reciprocal and mutually respectful working relationship.
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