How can we prepare to engage in politics and practice that could lie somewhere in front of us, but are not yet part of our daily lives? What skills can we acquire to do that more effectively?
When we foray into the new terrain "out there", what happens "in here"? If we can learn together how to build a world of individual and collective well-being, we might also know how to or be able to:
- Make more effective and valuable contributions
- Feel a renewed sense of hope and possibility
- Know about the history, methods and current state of social change efforts
- Engage in more meaningful connections with others
- Live life more fully from aspirations for our collective well-being
When exploring anything new, whether it be a new place, a new topic, issue or practice, guideposts and mapping can only serve us in the ways we are ready to use them. The challenges of what lies ahead, including the journey itself, require competencies that enable us to address the emotional and practical concerns of living in this precarious moment in history.