This post was inspired by the AoH UK gathering last Saturday in London.
Our world is more connected than ever and it is getting more likely that people have at least a friend or two in places where an accident or natural disaster occurs. Some will have family and other stronger links, of course, but my point is that you are likely to feel closer to a place where there is a person you care about even if it is geographically far away from where you are right now.
This surely happens to me - in the recent event of the earthquake in Japan, a country that a dear group of friends live - I was reflecting on what I could really do despite being physically away.
There are many things that we can do locally - here in the school the kids (everyone, not only the Japanese kids) started a campaign to raise money for aid, for example. Many others donated or shared their prayers through the web [You can see the little bar popping up out on the top of this website].
These are all important actions that show people care, but my feeling is that there is more beyond charity and the facilities of online clicktivism [activism by clicking around the web].
images from shapeshift and TPH Canada
post orginally published at http://augustocuginotti.com/from-far-away
I appreciate you thought about Japan. Even people in Tokyo, not a strict area, have not assimilate what we feel. And some are not ready for go on to next step.
I really feel we were kept by safety environment. Safety 1st, than we can find the space with authentic myself. Dialogue may help a lot!! I found out through having dialogues with more than 10 times and about 100's.
Please still continue praying and time will come when we need your help being here in Japan.
Resonate much with this Augusto - thoughtful write-up .. As in Systems Thinking, if we begin to see this as a far side of a ship in trouble and believe that being in the same ship, we ought to help and be mindful about, there is much that we can do tapping unto collective consciousness to spread awareness/send some real time help and energy and reach out ..
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