Marley Berry-Pearce, Suffolk Park
Many of our Shire’s diverse population care little for the wellbeing of wildlife and the connection to land and spirit maintained for millennia by Arakwal people.
Jeremiah O’Toole, in his response to your editorial mentions that young people leave the Shire. Sadly, we do. But we also return.
A good golf swing, or footy kick, requires some sort of follow through. We must, as a community, begin to think about our follow through on spirit, and environment. Where are we planting our standing foot, and where is our boot or club going to be when we’re finished?
I know being able to live life day-to-day with a strong work ethic is not something borne out of poor spiritual practice. Fearing the unknown only leads to paranoia.
What if the Councillor job description included spiritual connection to the land, deeper understanding of what it means to live in a community, shared cultural knowledge and mental clarity about shared goals?