Eddie and Ranjana Appoo created this page in response to a common question that shows up at workshops, “What can I do for…?”
The plan is to build a resource of empowered suggestions and possibilities that:
- Provide you with practical solutions
- Signpost you to useful information
- Focus on Sustainability
- Support Humanity
- Align with goodness
- Share a bit of news about what we are up to, what our friends are up to and how together we are bringing about positive change
Please email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to answer them here. A friendly caution, we are quite comfortable being open and honest about saying, “We don’t know”.
Q: What can I do for staying calm under pressure?
A: Exhale and then inhale gently. Your breath is the most calming accessible power you have. The more conscious you are of it, the more space you will create in your life. Another favourite practical exercise to detach from stress and stay clear, focused and calm under pressure is what we like to call infinitising also known as the “infinity exercise”.
Infinitising is a visualisation exercise that you can do anywhere at any time, to find out more about this exercise go to https://liberatingtouch.com/detachment/.
Q: It all feels so hopeless, climate change, war, disease, famine, what is the point of doing anything?
As long as you let your fear shadow your thoughts, then it will feel hopeless. As soon as you focus on love, possibilities open up and anything is possible.
Here are a couple of links to Thich Nhat Hanh’s thoughts on how important it is for us to focus on love. These are enlightening.
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: only love can save us from climate change
Thich Nhat Hanh’s statement on Climate Change for the United Nation
Here are 8 steps you can take to make an impact NOW
- Practice Detachment
- Be Patient
- Opt for plastic free options
- Choose Love
- Become a Vegetarian
- Let go of resentment and regret
- Plant trees