it's up to us.


Saturday was our open space hui for unschooling/child-directed/whole life learning families, here in Christchurch.
I know, the title was a bit of a mouthful but language is important. Rather than create barriers for families, I wanted the words to be the bridge which allowed the right people to come together.
So the title was wordy and the people came - nearly 30 families were represented. Who knew so many local families would resonate with those particular words?

On reflection, what strikes me the most is how community helps us to move from "surviving" into a place where "thriving" feels possible.  
Where the vision we have imagined is reflected back to us by others who share a similar vision.
Where we feel inspired and motivated to take further steps towards making our own dreams reality.
Where we drink from the strength of those who have gone before us - their experience and their empathy.
Where we can sink back a little into the support and love of others, who understand similar doubts and fears.



And so the Open Space feels like a beginning.
That in itself is enough for me - beginnings are so often full of hope and promise.
I'm keen to see where the ideas will go and what will evolve.
As with most things, it's up to us. 

2 comments:

  1. “Rather than create barriers for families, I wanted the words to be the bridge which allowed the right people to come together.” — love this so much, and i am going to share it with a friend who is thinking hard about this subject.

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