Way of Nature Programmes
Partnering with Nature: Working as one to rise to the challenges of our times, in our personal and our professional roles.
A theme coming through in my conversations with those in organisations focused on environmental impact, or “Doing Good in the World” is that motivation for impact often stems from fear or guilt and occasionally even greed. My concern that these motivators are not enduring. Once the fear or guilt subsides, or the money moves on, so do we. However, when Love is the motivator, it is enduring. As a daughter, wife, mother and friend, I know the lengths I will go to care for and protect those I love. That love exists due to an intimate knowledge and the uniqueness of each of those specific relationships
The same goes for Nature and our environment. It consists of very individual and specific beings, each with their own unique needs. It’s up to us to get to know them. This is not a new concept, as many of our iwi and other indigenous friends would agree. We can all have this deep connection with the land and all the beings in and around it. It is a privilege, a responsibility and an utter necessity to include nature as a stakeholder.
I invite you to take responsibility to develop that intimate relationship with each and every aspect of the environment that our work impacts, to ask and to listen to what is needed and to include this information in our planning and decisions.
The Partnering with Nature workshop has been designed to give you the experience of dropping into a deep connection with nature, to be able to ask and to listen to what is needed and to include this information in your service to the world. It is designed for the those who truly wish to make a difference in their work.