Connecting local responses around the world
M. L. Prabakar of SIAAP was facilitating the final evaluation of NARI SAKSHAM, a federation of sex worker CBOs in Andhra Pradesh, a month ago when I learnt something very valuable, and striking.
He was facilitating a dream session, and began by sharing his dream of yester year – childhood days, thatched house with holes in the roof built alongside three coconut trees; the incident of fire on the table by spilt kerosene. How today he has come a long way. Even today his mother is not able to believe the way they have come forward. His father would have believed but his father is no more. Though he did not actually have a dream he had a strong motivation to “make the world look at him one day.”
The moral of MLP’s story is we must DREAM BIG! He extolled members of NS to have Unrealistic Unimaginable, and Unexpected dreams instead of being grounded in the present or past, which makes you see realistic dreams which in fact are not REAL dreams.
Only then the Unrealistic Unimaginable, and Unexpected dreams will shape our present towards it, as shown in the bottom arrow of the diagram.
Hope we all will be able to dream BIG as Prabakar taught me.