Connecting local responses around the world
Since December 2020, I have joined a SALT training group which comprises of a group of wonderfully unique people.
These sessions are led by Rituu and Kausar Apa and have been a truly insightful journey so far. While I joined these sessions to learn about the SALT approach and how to engage and work with communities effectively, this experience has been so much more than that. Not only has it allowed me to interact and connect with a diverse group of individuals, every session has provided me with an opportunity to self-reflect and learn from my own life as part of the process.
During our last session, we were asked to think about a time in our lives when we did something that we felt proud off. This was to be followed by a discussion amongst members and subsequent reflection. This exercise made me feel empowered, as it allowed me the ability to relive certain situations in my life, whilst listening to stories of other members and collectively reflecting on them as a group.
What seemed to be extremely inspiring for me was that all of us had very different stories which were nevertheless, surprisingly similar – demonstrating how as humanity we can connect with others on a variety of fronts. Moreover, it also shed light on the power of listening, and how the exercise of listening itself can be inspiring, further aiding the process of self-discovery.
I look forward to being a part of this journey as it continues to unravel..