Flourish, Meaning, Hope and Flourishing

  Human flourishing is easily posited as a goal, but how does that shape our experience? Grammatically, flourishing is a present participle, implying an ongoing activity. Those we identify as flourishing consistently have a multi-dimensional positive experience, not necessarily in material or external criteria, but in their inner world. Often this inner flourishing sustains them …

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We will make a better world…

Movements that achieve big shifts in systemic social change need rare people. It needs thinkers simplifying complex issues. Passionate activists chasing outcomes. It needs compassionate entrepreneurs funding the work[G1] . It needs administrators; not bureaucratic stumbling blocks. It needs positive media narrative inspiring people to join. Networkers bringing more and more people on board. Mostly, they …

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Flourishing Humanity

I’m sure it’s not just alliteration or even the hint of a rhyme in the first syllable, but the word flourish usually triggers a mental image of a flowering plant in all its glory. It shouts colour, vibrancy, rapid growth, inherent beauty and attractiveness to all. There is nothing bland, ordinary or faded about it. …

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