Soon it will be Spring in Japan, a time for a new awakening - new
growth - transformation. I hope it finds you well and feeling
positive about the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead.
We are witnessing an incredible time in the Earth history - the
breakdown of the world’s ancient ecological systems, the destruction of forests and the changing climate, the melting down of major economic systems, the increasing chasm between rich and poor in both money rich and money poor countries. We are partly trapped and partly willing participants in this economic system that causes so much destruction and suffering - but as it becomes more obvious we have reached a turning point we may have best opportunity to pause, breathe and choose a different path.
But what should we do? Where do we find the courage and strength to keep our eyes open and our hope alive? How can we survive? Do we
really want to survive? What does it mean to be 'Alive'? Can our
children grow up in mainstream society and not be caught by the
‘consumer fever’. What is the best way forward with clarity and
honesty? How can we tap into the abundant energy that sustains life on this beautiful planet – being like a tree that reaches straight to the sky but moves with the wind?
These are some of the questions I ask myself in this slow forest life and I would love to share this discussion with you.
I am planning to visit Japan from 17 April until the 7th of June
before returning to El Milagro in Ecuador with Pacha and Yani. I
would love to speak and/or perform while in Japan and it would be
great to meet you again. Depending on your interests, I would be
happy to talk about practical themes on living a Slow Lifestyle of
Health and Sustainability (SLOHAS) as well as about the Sloth Club’s project work and volunteering in Ecuador. Could you organise a
concert or talk? Would you know of any other person, group or venue that may be interested in holding an event? Please let Naoko Baba
know at the Sloth Club know if you can help in any way. All funds
raised will support the El Milagro project and our travel costs in
returning to Ecuador.
Let’s choose to have hope and see a positive way forward, in our own lives and for our precious planet. I look forward to sharing energy, new ideas, laughter and song with you soon.