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Active Hope Active Hope by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone
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“By refreshing our sense of belonging in the world, we widen the web of relationships that nourishes us and protects us from burnout.”
Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone, Active Hope
“Active Hope is not wishful thinking.
Active Hope is not waiting to be rescued . . . .
by some savior.
Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life
on whose behalf we can act.
We belong to this world.
The web of life is calling us forth at this time.
We’ve come a long way and are here to play our part.
With Active Hope we realize that there are adventures in store,
strengths to discover, and comrades to link arms with.
Active Hope is a readiness to discover the strengths
in ourselves and in others;
a readiness to discover the reasons for hope
and the occasions for love.
A readiness to discover the size and strength of our hearts,
our quickness of mind, our steadiness of purpose,
our own authority, our love for life,
the liveliness of our curiosity,
the unsuspected deep well of patience and diligence,
the keenness of our senses, and our capacity to lead.
None of these can be discovered in an armchair or without risk.”
Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone, Active Hope
“By strengthening our compassion, we give fuel to our courage and determination.”
Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone, Active Hope
“In the past, changing the self and changing the world were often regarded as separate endeavors and viewed in either-or terms. But in the story of the Great Turning, they are recognized as mutually reinforcing and essential to one another.”
Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone, Active Hope