As a species, we have survived countless conflicts, upheavals and disasters (manmade or otherwise). We are survivors. And just as we have survived on earth, the earth has survived us. But is survival all that we are capable of?
Certainly, it takes great strength to survive. But surviving is often a reactive mindset. As if we are subjected to the conditions of life and all we can do is to survive it.
“I want to do more than survive,” is something I not only hear a lot of from those around me, but also in the articles that pop up on my facebook feed, sharings at events and even in books from the library.
I argue that if survival is enough, then there shouldn’t be this deep-seated longing, yearning, for something more. And the UN agrees!
The UN calls the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) ‘a plan for prosperity for people and planet’.
Prosperity, to prosper. That means going beyond surviving.
It means thrive and thrive together.
So we hope that through this newsletter and our upcoming events, you will feel #EmpoweredToThrive. I say ‘feel’ because you already have all you need to thrive, you just need to believe it. =)