Sometimes I wonder why I do some things. This time I wondered why I initiated the organisation of an event for International Permaculture Day, knowing full well that I have a myriad other things to do, including work on the translation of Rosemary Morrow’s ‘earth user’s guide’ into Greek (the first complete permaculture guide in greek), which will be coming out before September (it has to be out before Rosemary comes to Greece in September for us to co-teach a PDC!!)
On Sunday morning, I let the stress take over me. I felt we hadn’t done enough to prepare for the day, that we weren’t as organised as I wanted to be and as I normally am, etc, etc. When I expressed this fear to my co-organiser Elena, she reminded me of the times that we over-organise events and it doesn’t turn out as we had imagined. So, I felt reassured, I trusted and I let go.
What followed was what I would call “perfect flow”. As soon as we arrived at the Urban Farm of Halandri, 2 people were already waiting, eager and ready to help us set up. By the time I realised what was happening, I saw things getting done before my eyes, without me having to get involved. Continue reading