If you are reading this you are alive and in development:
Life, where it is not exhausted, is incapable of stagnation” (Keyserling)
We cannot avoid development but we need to choose whether we want to shape our own development or have one imposed upon us*.
We have been reminded recently that if we are not concerned with our own development – there are powerful forces that are not squeamish about shaping it for us.
The good news is that we already have a development approach – we all have a sense of who we are and who we want to be – it may be hard to hear amongst all the noise and confusion of modern life but it is there – and there are things we can do to help each other be ourselves.
Walks in development help us remember who we are and explore the authentic creative development that occurs when we align who we are with each other and the wider world. We all need people who can walk alongside us and remind us that we are not alone.
Access is a development issue, as is exclusion, homelessness, inequality, climate change etc… None of these issues exist in isolation. Anything that impacts on our capability to be ourselves is at heart a development issue. If you’d like support to tackle the causes and not just the symptoms then Ask me about Strategic approaches to creative development and how we can create sustainable social change.
- Only in development can we be fully ourselves
- Only when we are fully ourselves can we truly support each other
- Only when we support each other can we create lasting change.
Let’s walk in development together!
*‘Is it better to take part in a conception of the world mechanically imposed by the external environment… or to work out consciously and critically one’s own conception of the world and thus, in connection with the labours of one’s own brain, choose one’s sphere of activity, take an active part in the creation of the history of the world, be one’s own guide, refusing to accept passively and supinely from outside the mouldings of one’s personality?’ (Antonio Gramsci)