MANIFESTO

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:

PURPOSE:

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*

VISION:

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:

Celebrating Diversity

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

Harnessing Knowledge

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:

Balancing Technology

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.

Inspiring Learning

Through Experiential Learning we grow by doing.

Through Transformative Learning we grow by changing our perspective.

We co-facilitate dialogue processes through which participants:

Initiating Dialogues

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

Transforming Conflict

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

Our Goals

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*

Our 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

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Copy of Training the Mind

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