We believe that everyone is an activist in every moment, from the choices we make in the supermarket to the way we greet friends and strangers. Through personal action and human-to-human connection, we move mountains.
We believe that people are better when they connect, and these relationships are healthier when people feel whole. To make the world well, we must be well.
We believe that while many of society's problems may be new, many of the solutions to these problems are old and true. Mindful movement, meditation, spirituality, local food, composting, cooking, birthing naturally and dying with dignity, connecting with neighbors and living lightly on the earth. These things are old and true. The paths are many and the steps are tangible.
We believe global, digital communities have the power to drive local action. At Commune, we help expert teachers share their knowledge with the widest possible audience, then we provide social tools that empower participants to organize into on-the-ground groups. Societal change means dedication to the small shifts as much large shifts.
We believe personal growth and societal well-being are two sides of the same coin.
We believe that out of many, we are one.
What we practice is how we react. By weaving mindful movement and contemplation into our daily lives, we ground ourselves in the present moment and learn to walk through the world with clear eyes and easy grace.
To truly experience personal transformation, we must embark on a journey with honesty, compassion, and patience as companions. When we strengthen our spirits and heal our bodies, the whole community prospers.
If life is a voyage, then our bodies are the vessels. We fuel our continued empowerment by eating whole foods and correct our course with holistic medicine. Day by day, we learn to make nourishing choices as an intuitive act of self love.
Just as we cannot separate personal and societal well-being, neither can we elevate personal health over the health of the earth. Our actions determine the state of the planet we all share and the legacy our children will inherit.
We are all connected, and our neighbor’s hardship is our hardship, too. We must study where we can improve and then lean in with conviction. Knowledge, courage, and action are at the core of social change.