For six years I worked in climate advocacy. I researched how to mobalise ourselves, and politicians, to halt climate change.
Because good policy doesn’t come out of thin air. Policies start as ideas, batted around by a bunch of people trying to please a bunch of stakeholders. Laws are a manifestation of the minds of those who form it, and of the wider system and culture they are part of. The same system you and I are part of.
Which is why changing hearts and minds is inseparable from changing the world. I’ve spent a lot of my time trying to change others’ minds. Persuading those with power to open their eyes, to do the right thing. Because we need each other. We can’t do this on our own.
Only, what I came to realise was that I had to start with myself first.
My own mind and my own heart. Because the best teaching we’ll ever get is the events and experiences of our lives, if we’ll only listen to what they have to say to us.
And that’s what the Climate.Emergence Blog is for. To emotionally process what on earth is happening to us right now, and to share the journey connecting the personal and the global. Let’s see what emerges, and if we can’t be a little kinder to ourselves in the process.