Tag: joanna macy

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…

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…

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