Purpose Statement

Exploration -> Experience -> Feeling -> Transformation -> Understanding

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Raison D'etre

MANAI’A EXPLORATIONS
RAISON D’ETRE

We strive to be fit and whole:

  • We nurture our bodies. We are athletes. We are vegans. We integrate into ourselves only what is nourishing.
  • We nurture our minds. We study. We question. We are critical thinkers.
  • We nurture our hearts. We feel. We strive to be emotionally whole individuals, at peace and full of compassion.
  • We take responsibility for ourselves. We own our light and our shadow.

Il faut aller voir. We explore:

  • We explore the exterior world; land, sea, and sky.
  • We explore the interior world of heart and mind.
  • We explore the human collective, conscious and unconscious.

We experience:

  • We are sensual. We see, smell, hear, taste, touch and are touched.
  • We feel emotions, especially awe.
  • We empathize.
  • We witness, experiment and learn.

We understand:

  • We strive for truth, realizing we will never achieve it with our symbols and metaphors.
  • Our understanding of nature, the human collective and ourselves evolves.
  • Our understanding of the relationships between nature, the human collective and ourselves evolves.
  • Ultimately we understand how to live better.

We transform:

  • We change our thinking, believing, behavior, our way of being.
  • We live better.
  • We become more fit and whole.
  • Our joie de vivre increases.

We advocate:

  • We advocate for the voiceless.
  • We advocate for social and environmental justice.
  • We are good citizens and stewards.
  • We advocate for better living.

We are storytellers:

  • We advocate by telling stories about our explorations, our experiences, our understanding and our transformation.
  • Our stories are engaging because they convey our awe and our joie de vivre.
  • Our stories inspire people to live better.
  • We speak, write, photograph, and video our stories.

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