Explore tools for critical reflection and spiritual practices to deepen your experiences.
Going beyond shock statistics and compelling imagery.
If you search online for information on any issue of global importance, you’ll soon encounter any number of related video presentations. Sometimes these videos are the work of advocates, scientists or other interested stakeholders. Sometimes they are relatively objective reports of the given issue. Sometimes they’re relatively raw footage from the real world—boots-on-the-ground activists sharing how and why they’re hard at work solving problems and saving lives. Sometimes they are genuine and heartfelt appeals for funding or calls for action from a variety of invested individuals, groups, agencies or organizations.
These presentations attempt to meet the needs of three distinct stakeholder groups:
Part of the inner journey is to use these encounters as springboards from which to move inward, in the direction of claiming your own responsibility and choosing how to respond. Spirit is connected with action. What is true and unique about you is brought to bear on problems and issues that most authentically reflect your beliefs, commitments, and life experience.
Consider the following questions as you process your encounter with issues of global concern:
Having encountered the issue, and evaluated it critically, how would you describe the beliefs and values you hold that move you in the direction of action?