Crossing Borders Community
We are a Learning Movement of engaged,
vibrant, diverse people who want to:
Connect deeply to self, others and the world.
Gain insight by questioning our own perception.
Learn life skills through creative collaboration.
To enhance Personal Wellbeing.
To belong to Nurturing Communities.
To grow as Emotionally Sustainable Changemakers.
We support participants:
Of a nurturing, global community that supports people:
To ‘know thyself’ through Deep Connections to self and Other.
To bridge divisions through Social Skills and Robust Empathy.
We need a Purpose Revolution*
To heal despair through Purposeful Action.
(*Note: The historic background for a Purpose Revolution is the Scientific Revolution
which leapt humanity to unprecedented heights of knowledge and technology, yet trapped humanity
in damaging behaviours that brought the species to the brink of self-destruction.)
Our Community is shaped by following Values and Actions:
WHO WE ARE
We believe that:
Nurturing Collective Intelligence
Many of us together
are smarter, wiser and more original
than Any of us alone.
(Inspired by Seth Godin)
We uphold that:
Difference is a Fact
Connection is a Choice
Belonging is a Practice.
(Inspired by Tamara Thorpe)
We affirm that we are living at a time
in which human capacities enabled an explosion of information and knowledge
while lacking the space to reflect, connect and integrate those human gifts.
We believe that our world needs nurturing spaces
to move from theoretical knowledge to practical integration (=wisdom).
(Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari)
In our experience:
Technology can isolate, traumatize, and mindlessly distract people.
Yet, when used intentionally it can also inspire,
nurture, and connect people deeply.
We empower each other by co-creating
caring, supportive, and collaborative Virtual Spaces.
Through Social Learning we grow through another person.
Through Experiential Learning we grow by doing.
Through Transformative Learning we grow by changing our perspective.
We co-facilitate dialogue processes through which participants:
deepen mutual understandings that support safe spaces
in which building trust and joined actions can become reality.
We nurture a Culture of Dialogue across Differences
by intentionally engaging curiosity, empathy, and emotional intelligence.
Learning through Difference
We support each other to respond actively
to oversimplifications and divisions within society.
We grow awareness that Dialogue is an Art
which must be cultivated to span division.
We affirm that conflict is naturally frightening
as it can be the death of relationship.
Yet, we belief that conflict can be the rebirth of relationship,
when we learn to process it constructively.
We aim to
Deepen Personal Connections
Enhance Creativity and Life Skills
Strengthen Belonging and Purpose
We believe that everyone has strengths and qualities.
Co-creating Participatory Culture
We witness, validate, and support individuals:
To Move Beyond passive observation and isolation with courage.
And to Overcome apathy and division with integrity
through the healing power of creativity.
We build trust in small Communities of Practice*
to respond to the isolation, fear and despair of our times.
(*Communities of Practice share a concern or passion and learn by interacting regularly.)
Copy of Training the Mind