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The Essential Life Blog
Sometimes, it can feel like, as we endeavour to breathe goodness into the world, we are fighting a losing battle. With so much hatred, intolerance & negativity around us, the compulsion to turtle-up inside of ourselves becomes difficult to squelch. In times where terrorists, white supremacists & world leaders seem bent on dividing the world, investing in violence & hatred, for those of us who seek to help build a better world, it can all feel like too much.
In times when goodness seems to be in short supply, when our well of strength to keep fighting seems to have run dry, The Essential Life wants to create a space where we can fall back on the support of a community of like-minded people all fighting for goodness, tolerance, equality, fairness & a better world for the future. It is our hope that, through the sharing of our stories - stories of the times in our lives where we faced tumult & persevered, or stories of times where we experienced the goodness & love that humanity is capable of - that we will be able to build a community whose ties run deep. We want to facilitate the growth of a community that is a sanctuary in the storm of injustice. A community that is not only connected, but also supports one another in filling up our proverbial cups so that, each day, we can go out into the world, with our best face on & continue our quest to shine the light of connectedness into the world in order to be the change that we truly want to bring about.
The Essential Life's Inspo Well is a well of inspirational stories, anecdotes, news articles & quotes which prove that there is still goodness in the world. Not just that, however, the Inspo Well is about showing members of our community that there is MORE goodness in the world than there is evil.
If you have an inspirational story that you would like to share with The Essential Life community, we would love to hear from you! You can reach The Essential Life via email at info@TheEssentialLife.org, or you can submit your stories & articles here.
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