Faced with a precarious economy, a culture of overwork and over consumption, and a global situation of expanding inequity, poverty, war, and ecological peril, it is tempting to become numb and complacent. It is easy to assume a narrow focus by concentrating only on “me” and “mine.” Such solutions, however, weigh heavy on our individual and social consciences, eventually causing division and destruction.
Eventually, we all reach points in our lives where we seek to understand our own roles and responsibilities—however humble—in making the world a better place. Developing spiritual awareness through a deep understanding of self, a healthy orientation to others, and a full appreciation of the world at large requires an ongoing commitment to interior formation in addition to professional development and intellectual training. A focus on spirituality is all too often overlooked, isolated, or simply ignored.
STILL HARBOR’S RESPONSE
Still Harbor exists because of the inevitability of and lack of preparedness for the moments in our lives when we suddenly feel the need to find greater meaning in our work or acknowledge the desire to deepen our connections with others and to the world at large.
Our programs facilitate and teach integrated techniques of reflection, discernment, and action with the goal of uncovering sense of purpose, pursuing innovation, and cultivating resiliency in people and organizations grappling with these all too often overwhelming issues of complacency, narrow focus, cynicism, and lack of direction.
Using an approach that links discernment to action, the individuals and organizations we work with are able to open themselves up to insights, approaches, and collaborations that can become part of the solution to today’s most pressing, real-world, human-created problems of injustice and inequity.