Tag: joanna macy

Radical Uncertainty

It’s walking the razor’s edge of the sacred moment where you don’t know, you can’t count on, and comfort yourself with any sure hope. All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we… Continue Reading “Radical Uncertainty”

Wednesday of Hope – Which Doesn’t Require Optimism

Since Active Hope doesn’t require our optimism, we can apply it even in areas where we feel hopeless. The guiding impetus is intention; we choose what we aim to bring about, act for, or express. Rather than weighing our chances and proceeding only when… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Which Doesn’t Require Optimism”

Wednesday of Hope – Active Hope

Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world. – Joanna Macy

Wednesday of Hope – Embrace Radical Presence

The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world. – Joanna Macy

Wednesday of Hope – Defining Hope

We define hope not as something you have, but something you do. You can see what you want to choose. You take a step and then another step, and you join people who are making that a reality. With that understanding of hope, active… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Defining Hope”

Wednesday of Hope – A Way of Living

Hope is not just a feeling. Hope is a way of acting and a way of living. – Joanna Macy

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is the Way

Hope is not just a feeling. Hope is a way of acting and a way of living. – Joanna Macy

To Be Alive

To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe — to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it — is a wonder beyond words. – Joanna Macy