vision statements receive a lot of derision, though diana leafe christian (author of creating a life together) has stated that she has never seen a community succeed without one.

a vision statement gives you something to fall back on and rally to if you otherwise can’t make a decision. it provides a point to return to in order to find common ground.

some weeks ago sunflower river created our vision statement:

“Joyfully creating a sanctuary wherein we embody and promote sustainability, spirituality, adaptability & safety within our selves, community, our land and Gaia.”

what does this statement suggest to you? how does it sound? i’d love to hear input and ideas.

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