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Human Rewilding for organisations, communities and individuals.

What follows are some field notes gathered through my journeying over the last few years — they’ve helped me alight on the idea of wild potential as an organising principle and rallying cry for building stronger communities, growing brands that matter and transitioning towards a flourishing world.

Jo Ellicott Photography

A bigger sense of what is possible

We live in a time of transition. The old rules no longer apply. We have crossed a threshold into a new place — where there are no maps to guide us. …

Purpose as an unfolding thread and how to re-connect to it

Photo by Joanna Ellicott

Purpose in times of transition

In these times of transition and uncertainty so much is written about purpose — how we can live more purposefully and let it guide our actions / decisions / projects / work / life? In a sense we seem to see purpose as a practical and moral compass to guide us, help us make better decisions or at least stop us making bad ones.

It of course all feels more pertinent when faced with significant, life-changing challenges like the ones thrown at us in 2020. But I wonder if…

Build back better?

You hear a lot about change at the moment. We’ve been disrupted into new ways of being and the changes still seem to come. We’re being pulled across thresholds into new places to grow, new thinking, new feeling, no going back.

Build back better? Who knows? What’s better? Where’s back?

If you think new is going to be normal then you are probably wrong. Only change is normal, always has been.

With that in mind it is worth reflecting on how nature does change. 3.8bn years of constant innovation based on everyday disruption has lead us to where we are…

Photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash

One of the principles of a natural system is that growth is not linear and constant. For every period of rampant growth (spring) and a place of fullness (summer) there is also a period of letting go (autumn) and a place of stillness (winter). When applied to humans, the modern lives we have constructed and the values we share it is easy to see that we have become addicted to spring and summer energy and terrified of what it means to let go, to reflect and to lean into the feelings that this brings.

But just as nature is doing…

Mark Sears

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