Sometimes I find it easier to think that the change I need to make cannot be yet made. That it is dependant upon something external to me. I think, if only I lived in a different area, or I had a different relationship, or a different job. Then I would be able to live differently.
There have been times in my life where it has been important to change some of these things. But there are other times when I use this kind of thinking as an excuse for not making a change, or bringing about a change, where I am now, in this moment and place.
This is the thought I was left to contemplate after talking with Amy Churchouse, founder of The Good Karma Network. The Good Karma Network is about helping people connect with other people in their neighbourhood. Using tools that anybody could pick up, Amy seems to have created a movement that people are crying out for. We are often told of the disconnection our devices are bringing into our lives. Ironic then that Amy has taken a social network tool and is using it to enable neighbours to reach out and help each other, to talk to their neighbours face-to-face, and to understand each other a little bit better.
I often think that in order to create more connection in my life I need to move somewhere where that connection already exists, like an intentional community or a co-living house. While these would not doubt enable great connection in my life, I wonder what I could do now to enable greater connection within the context I am currently in.
Amy and I had a great chat in her Kensington study, and I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation.