The earth community, the Life Community, is not the property of any one religion or group or part of the world; it is the Commons that embraces us all, our planetary home. And it needs us as never before. It calls to us to become, not heroes but community builders, builders of home, gatherers and embracers, bearers of hospitality, keepers of the shared space that nurtures us all. It calls us not to go forth and come back laden with honors but to honor where we are, who we are, and from that place to reach out to connect to and honor each other in the community of life.
We need more everyday heroes. Heroes are ordinary people who take a stand for what is right.
We need more everyday heroes like Sumner Davenport, Brenda Mueller, Cherryl Stewart and others who take a stand for human rights. These heroes act with integrity, look fear in the face, go the distance, stand against oppression and endure the cost of disappointment, betrayal and sometimes, pain.
These everyday heroes experience immeasurable rewards for their journey. We all have the opportunity to be everyday heroes. These women show us it is possible.
"To win, you have to believe you can do it. You have to be passionate about it. You have to really "want" the result - even if this means years of work. The hardest part of any big project is to begin. We have begun - we are underway - we have a passion. We want to make a difference."
Last log book entry of legendary yachtsman Sir Peter Blake, winner of the Around the World Whitbred race, America's Cup winner 1995 & 2000 for New Zealand, and previously head of Jacques Cousteau foundation.