Way 30: Celebrate!
Congratulations on making it all the way to #30 of 30 days/ 30 ways!
Whether you did all of the Ways or only one or two, give yourself a pat on the back, take yourself out the dinner (remember to bring your own to-go container for leftovers!) or otherwise find a way to honor you. This amazing individual you saw in the mirror 30 days ago is committed to staying awake and engaged in protecting life on this planet, not just in September, but for the rest of your life. Truly cause for celebration!
Pause for a moment.
Think back over the last 30 days and identify the single most important learning you’re taking away from this very rich month. Kindly write/post it in the comments below so we all can get a sense of what transpires when more than 1,000 committed people in 40 countries take something on together.
Why Do This Way?
The purpose of these 30 Ways was never to solve global warming in a month. By now you’ve likely realized that reversing global warming isn’t about finding a silver bullet that will solve everything, or even following a set of rules handed down from an authority like the United Nations or Project Drawdown. It’s about choosing, every day, every moment, to be awake and engaged; to be in constant inquiry; to live in connection with the natural world; to embody both the fortitude and humility needed for us, as humanity, to find our way to right relationship with the rest of life on this planet.
This is a long game we’re playing, and seemingly small things like celebrating a milestone are helpful if we’re going to stay the course.
Engaging with This Way
In the 20 years that Pachamama Alliance has been in existence, devoted to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet, we have rarely come upon a more helpful touchstone for staying the course than Satyana Institute Co-founder Will Keepin’s Principles of Spiritual Leadership. Please accept this copy as our gift.
At Pachamama Alliance we’re certainly excited to celebrate you and everyone who participated this month! Below are some reflections taken from the 30 days/30 ways comments from your partners around the globe that highlight the inspiration, commitment, and heart of this beautiful community.
What are you celebrating as 30 days/30 ways comes to a close?