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  1. May 24, 2010 12:52 am

    Filippa, I found this post deeply moving…to follow your inner journey from hopelessness and disempowerment to living a life in which you are making a positive difference to the future of the Earth for yourself and your children. It really touched something in me and reminded me of the Deep Ecology Weekend I attended with John Seed last year where he conducted a process in which we were able to express our rage/despair/hopelessness etc about what’s happening to the Earth. So many of us feel hopeless and paralysed by the immensity of what needs to be done. All we can do is begin with small clear steps towards what we know is right. I am so inspired by my teacher Di Harwood who has spent twenty years regenerating and saving local bushland reserves and who is peaceful steady soul who never gives up. I write about her and some of these issues in my recent post ‘Spiralling Towards Sustainability’ ( Thank you for your honesty, courage and willingness to move beyond despair into positive action.

  2. christina Houen permalink
    May 24, 2010 10:40 am

    It is a wonderful journey you are on, Filippa. And this delightful photo shows the value of what you are doing, and why. The river, the trees and the rocks surround the children, who step through the water with care and absorbed delight. thank you.

  3. May 29, 2010 8:53 pm

    Thank you Christina and Nicola. It’s much easier to think of change through small steps. Also the idea of “participation” that Alf talks about really struck home for me: as long as we continue to participate in the current systems of destruction, nothing’s going to change. Loving your blog Nicola! xx


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