Sustainability can be defined as: Capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting resources or causing damage.
Sustainability is about setting up systems that can continue indefinitely, that endure. While the term is typically applied to green power or building techniques, it really begins with how we take of ourselves and each other.
The Sustainable Life is one in which Physical and Spiritual Health provide us with the energy we need to be a positive force in the world. In my mind, sustainability is about balance.
To find balance in our world, we must first find balance in ourselves. We begin by taking care of ourselves, then our immediate surroundings or family. From this position of strength, we can affect positive change in our community and greater society.
The challenge is to find balance in our personal lives. For many people the demands of work and basic survival are often at odds with the things they cherish most. This separation or disconnect is multiplied over and over again until we find ourselves in a world of endless war and ecological ruin.
The one way we can change the direction of the world is to take control of our own lives, setting an intention that fosters and empowers the things we care about, which in turn give us strength, clarity and purpose.
Each of us follows a different path in our lives, yet we all share a common humanity. In my time as a student and a teacher in a community recognized from the beginning as a school of change, I have identified key components which I believe can help create a life of sanity, happiness and fulfillment.
I will outline in these writings and through these retreats, key elements and goals that you can apply to your own life, things that will allow you to manifest a sustainable life, beginning with the text below this introduction.
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