THE IMAGINE MANIFESTO

IMAGINE a place bursting with authenticity, vulnerability and trust.

A place where you are enough.

Free to be.

Show up imperfect.

Incomplete.

Say what you have to say.

And, even though your voice is shaking, know that it’s okay.

IMAGINE a place where others feel free to acknowledge that we too like you are still struggling to figure this whole thing out.

Who we are.

What this world is all about.

We too like you are all still in the midst of becoming a better version of ourselves.

IMAGINE a place overflowing with inspiration.

Innovation.

Ideation.

Change.

Bristling with hope again.

IMAGINE a place where learning is more valuable than knowing.

Questions more than answers.

And, saying “I do not know” is not the ending but the beginning of a conversation.

Full of nuance.

Complexity.

Systems thinking.

IMAGINE a place abundant with two-arm hugs and handshakes.

Bridges.

Opened gates.

“Welcome” Mats.

Smiles.

Waves.

Come on ins.

IMAGINE a place where the circle always widens so you can sit in.

Join with others.

Convene.

Connect.

Think big.

Catalyzing.

Bold.

Unreasonable.

Idealistic thoughts.

Or, simply sit.

Listen.

Be.

Enjoy the reverberating energy that attends “combinatorial creativity”.

IMAGINE a place where you can gather to build a world that is more.

More just and livable.

And, not just for you and me.

But, for every living thing.

IMAGINE a place populated with people who are clear-eyed not naive.

We know that sustainable social change is an obstacle-ridden-long-term-incremental-political-process.

We know that it’s gonna take more than us.

We need a diverse-intergenerational-coalition-of-kick-ass-human-beings.

We know that sustainable social change is a life-time’s worth of work.

Sometimes more.

But, we commit.

Even when we’re elderly we’ll still be planting trees.

IMAGINE a place where the only bias is for action.

And, where the “S” on our chests stands for “Solidarity” not “Superman”.

We did.