Connecting local responses around the world
Here is a gift from our colleagues in Assam.
“We begin to change when we realize that we have the capacity and the strength within ourselves to overcome our challenges. When this happens, we convert those challenges into opportunities. SALT helps us to see the world from this perspective.”
This short text captured for me the power of SALT.
My thanks to Ashok.
In my last post, I mentioned Usa. I am sure that there are many people who do not know Usa. She has been a source of inspiration to many people in the Constellation.
Here is a video clip that I recorded of Usa some time ago that explains why. I use it to explain to people why the Constellation does what it does: …
A reflection on Chapter 6 of our shared dream
“What makes us human?”
In the book, Jean-Louis says that his exploration with people leads him to conclude, “We are human because we are similar, we are proud of our origins and we aspire to a better life for ourselves and our families. We are human because we love our country and our community, because we want to live together in peace, because we love nature and want to protect it, and…Continue
A reflection on Chapter 5 of our shared dream
“Orgasm is not a crime”
“Whenever I am about to fall into the trap of judging people, opening the floodgates of anger, I often think of what Usa told me that day, ‘Keep appreciating strengths. What else is there?’ “
I have often thought of the advice of Usa, “Keep appreciating strengths. What else is there?” Well, what else is there? Is Usa saying that…Continue
A reflection on Chapter 4 of our shared dream
“No learning unless you act.”
Here is a short extract from Chapter 4 of ‘What makes us human?’
“To reassure themselves about the superiority of their way of life, Westerners are content to accept negative representation of poorer countries by their media.”
I want to give a different perspective to Jean-Louis here.
If Westerners are prepared to accept a negative…Continue