I was recently asked if I’d like to do my PhD in social entrepreneurship…in Te Reo Māori!. Which completely freaked me out. I’ve neglected my personal commitment to Te Reo Māori these last 4 years, focusing singularly on refining my business skills. I’m not sure why I thought it was impossible to do both, well, but I’d convinced myself, it was too much. Now, I’m eating humble pie, and returning to the programmes we wrote 20 years ago, to refine, rebuild and remaster my own understanding of the beauty within Te Ao Māori. (The Māori world). Along this journey, I’m falling in love again with the insightfulness of each Kupu (word). There is a request within Te Reo Māori to consider how one fits within the greater scheme of life. This gentle reminder that we are part of a much larger eco-system is very humbling. It’s done so graciously within the Reo journey, that you reconsider your place in your whānau, hapū, iwi, society, and even on this planet. Te Reo Māori for this reason, is more relevant than ever, as we all search for a way to connect to something greater than ourselves. This learning journey, is reminding me, that I am but one tiny fibre in a much larger mat, we are all weaving together. ‘Mā ngā whakatipuranga’ (For those whom are still growing).