“We never know how our small activities will affect others through the invisible fabric of our connectedness. In this exquisitely connected world, it’s never a question of “critical mass.” It’s always about critical connections.”
– Grace Lee Boggs
“Relationships matter: the currency for systemic change was trust, and trust comes through forming healthy working relationships. People, not programs, change people.”
– Dr. Bruce D. Perry
“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Central to our practice of honoring the connectedness of all things is our deep value for the interdependence of humans upon one another and with the earth. Our communities, our connection to non-human creatures, to ecosystems, and to the planet, rely upon our deep investment in attuning to our inherent connectedness to our earth. Centering the depth of our connection to one another, to our communities, to land, to water, to air and to the Earth means that we seek to embody ways of being that are regenerative and holistic, rather than extractive, hierarchical, colonial, or severing of our vital connections.
We commit to doing our work from a place of shared humanity, finding the ways in which each of us is connected through a shared desire to have meaningful, full, healthy, and loving lives. We recognize that, as many historically marginalized communities and cultures already know, interdependence is not a weakness, but a strength. It is this very sense of connection and shared responsibility that leads us to do our work using transformative justice processes.