Our Declaration of Interdependence is a reminder of what we promise to ourselves and each other as XL Citizens. This defines us not as go-getters but as go-givers. The declaration was written by Tahnee Wolfe, and was read publicly for the first time by 11 year old Teresa Hamilton on XL National Day.

Print out this text and we recommend you read it at the beginning of each day to enhance your spirit of effective giving:
 

The XL Declaration of Interdependence

I AM
Beyond fear, beyond ego, beyond limitation,
I AM

I STAND
Sharing this precious earth with nature and all living creatures,
I STAND

I FEEL
The heartbeats of my fellow citizens, beating in time around the globe,
I FEEL

I BREATHE
The same air breathed by the ancients, and breathed by generations to come,
I BREATHE

I BUILD
Wisdom, resources, an ever expanding circle of trust,
I BUILD

I SEE
The future that already exists within our collective dreaming,
I SEE

I GROW
My passion, my wealth, my connection with my community,
I GROW

I HEAR
The siren call of those in need, my heart deepening with compassion and love,
I HEAR

I GIVE
With generosity and grace, inspiring others to do the same,
I GIVE

I LIVE
Shining my unique essence, connects to my deepest purpose, fulfilling my boldest vision,
I LIVE

I AM
A Citizen
Born for this moment
Chosen for this extraordinary live
Connected by spirit to all who form this circle

I AM
A guardian of this sacred promise
I AM
 
This declaration is easy to memorise when you notice that the statements follow two cycles of five elements: Water-Wood-Fire-Earth-Metal (with each statement relating to spirit-growth-heart-earth-return), followed by a paragraph of five lines that also link to the five elements, and ends with the central promise-to-protect-the-promise.