THE 7-POINT POEGTAP 'HUMANIFESTO'
Seven themes for a joined-up approach to living a better life.
- Peace on earth begins with me.
- One world. One natural order. One humanity.
- Earth, ecology, stewardship and responsible lifestyle.
Goodwill to all people. Always.
- Teaching and training : wisdom learned and wisdom shared.
- Asylum, sanctuary and safety.
- Personal well-being : body, mind and spirit.
Click on these themes, or use the drop-down 'Humanifesto' menu at the top of the page, to explore these topics in more detail.
Our ‘Humanifesto’ is somewhat contrived, in that it is based on an acrostic using the letters which make up the word ‘POEGTAP’, itself an acronym of the angelic message of "Peace On Earth, Goodwill To All People".
Nevertheless we like to think that it encompasses the essential themes which go together to make up ‘a joined-up approach to living a better life’. These seven principles are very loosely framed to cover as broad a curriculum as possible, and of course there is a degree of overlap.
The Poegtap Community welcomes anyone who shares these concerns. Just drop us a line.
Poegtap begins with ourselves, by preparing us for this undertaking, and ends also with ourselves, since any change we are to be participants of has to begin with action by, and if necessary, change in, ourselves.
For each of us there will be some of these 'humanifesto' topics which come more naturally or easily to us than others; that interest us more than others; or that we think are more effective or important than others.
Nevertheless, it is our view at Poegtap that for a balanced ‘humanifesto’ it is important that all are embraced.
Together they signpost the way towards building a bit of heaven on earth, right here, right now.
In addition, it is our hope that those who participate will be able to contribute heir own experiences of what has worked for them, so that the knowledge base is increased.
We may think that there is nothing that we can do that will make any difference, but we hope to show through Poegtap that this is far from being the case.
A couple of well-known sayings to give us hope as we set out : “Every ocean is made up of nothing but tiny drops of water.”
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
(this second quote is from the Chinese Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu, who we shall be hearing from again).