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The concept of ‘pay it forward’ is a central theme in Active Hope. It plays a role not only in fundraising to develop free online courses and resources in Active Hope Training but also in supporting a shift in perspective that contributes to positive change in the world.
The starting point for ‘paying it forward’ is gratitude – where we experience appreciation for something given and want to express our thanks. Only rather than giving back to whoever or whatever we received from, instead, we ‘give forward’ to someone or something else. This way, sequences of giving and receiving can extend through time, and spread from one place to another.
When we consider all that supports us to live, whether people and human systems, or other forms of life and the wider systems of nature, we're not always able to pay back directly. For example, the plants and plankton that produced the oxygen we breathe may have died long ago. But we can pay forward, playing our role in supporting others and caring for the networks of life that support us all to live.
If you've appreciated what you've gained from the body of work associated with Active Hope, and you'd like to help pass on similar benefits to others, please support our work by donating to fund free places on this course, and to help us develop more courses.
We can offer this course free of charge thanks to the generosity of those who've donated to help us get started. If you'd like to support our work, please click on the donate button below, which takes you to the donate page of our main website at ActiveHope.info
With thanks to Carlotta Cataldi for artwork.