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When first inspired some years ago, to develop out of the ordinary travel opportunities for women, it was the stories and experiences of others from all walks of life that I loved. These inspiring stories of everyday life gave a sense of history and contribution, a sense of place and a sense of being, both on a personal and collective level.
…… They also gave an affirmative life purpose…
For when one has purpose there is a connectedness that often spans generations.
This connectedness creates vision.
Long term vision is integral to future generations holistic well being, both for individuals, whanau / family, and as local and global communities .
When we recognise the contribution of others and those who came before, only then, as communities, can we move forward in positive and learned ways.
As stories are woven intricately, a balance of life’s finely textured fibres hold our communities together with core values that honor spirit, acceptance, apology, respect and care for others and our environment.
With this in mind, the textures of an old worn Maori ‘kite’ or basket of knowledge still held together by the weavings of old hands felt as one with my inner spirit. It was what I wanted to share on my Road Less Travelled experiences. Often in subtle ways these everyday stories are woven today on these journeys. As each person takes away their own story to share with others, positive ripples go forth and together, positive change occurs at many different levels. As we recognise experience, contribution and age, learnings and wisdom become precious.
Old wise hands created a flax basket that would span the generations and the knowledge it contained, revered.
Go share your stories for all are unique,