Seventh generation thinking
Seventh Generation Thinking gives a longer-term perspective for truly sustainable actions; starting with ourselves, in every choice we make.
As stewards or visitors on the planet, we believe in acting with respect and care; for the preservation of life and advancement of awareness.
Inspired by the Native American concept of the ‘Children’s Fire’, where the fire central to community decisions represents descendants seven generations into the future; we support the ‘End Ecocide’ work of lawyer, the late Polly Higgins: an international law that will hold corporations to account to avoid more damage to the planet’s ecosystems.
Through lives immersed in convention we have observed the need for new channels of understanding if we are to truly see and step-up-to the challenges and opportunities of our times.
So many modern metaphors which subtly root our Western thinking stem from a Cartesian worldview. However, we perceive that to reconnect to Nature’s Laws we need ‘emotionally intelligent’ and 'ecologically intelligent' languages.
Daniel Goleman has built his research to include principles for knowledge-of and empathy-for all living systems.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a helpful framework for global progress.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -Anais Nin
Our work is based on principles found in holistic science, systems thinking and deep ecology.
We need oxygen from plants to breathe, clean water to keep hydrated, healthy soils to grow our food. Within us, the circulatory system, the digestive system, the respiratory system and more – function without our conscious effort and involve teams of other living organisms such as bacteria.
We would not survive without the interconnected relationships we have with other living organisms. Seeing life through this lens, allows us to cultivate awareness and empathy for all of life – human and non-human.
We believe in new economic models that have WELLBEING at the centre. Our definition of advancement is not growth or speed, it is depth.
We serve balanced life-sustaining and empowering livelihoods that are good for the planet, community and ourselves. We embrace every moment with full awareness so we can respond with what is needed, from a resourced and unbiased place.
We are inspired by Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef's Human-Scale Development model, the Common Cause Framework by the Public Interest Research Centre, Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics, and Gift Economy principles among others.