Welcome again, family!
I am thoroughly appreciative to allow you who have been readers, commenters and sharers of the Reflection Phase of this blog. We will have a few more posts of that kind over the next couple weeks, and again in the future, but for the next while it has become apparent that the most timely thing is for us to now engage in an Action Phase.
What that means is that what will be most valuable for those of us here looking to see the world become a better place in this phase is learning WHAT YOU ARE PREPARED TO DO. There are iterative processes of theory and action going on here. Without some theory, we have little to focus on and test…without action, we don’t get to see if any of it is practical. It is time to do something.
The challenge of the team at Steady Flow will be to develop and craft content that asks good questions about the systems that exist in our neighborhoods, towns, cities and countries. The challenge that we pose to you is to consider and share your learning about questions such as these:
1. What do you need to see change most about your life or where you live?
2. WHAT ARE YOU PREPARED TO DO to improve those things?
3. What concrete support do you need to improve conditions in your environment?
4. What can you do to shake off the shackles of passivity and voyeuristic patterns, and rather plug in to the people around you and start building something truly just and connected?
This is just an intro to where we are going for a while. I will understand if some folks don’t feel prepared yet to engage in action, but I encourage you to participate in discussions and share your concrete learning as you feel ready. This phase is not about being comfortable. It is about flexing muscles that you may not have worked in a while, if at all. I am willing to give my all throughout this phase, and it would be very encouraging if you “builders” out there would join me in this growth process. You will likely begin to hear some other voices arise in this space, and if you’d like to join the creative team, please comment saying so, and you will be contacted by email.
Regardless of your race, gender, economic bracket or education level, I believe that all of you are noble, and capable of amazing things if you stand up to do something.
Let’s give it a try.