Honouring our Differences

This week’s syndicate group topic was honouring difference, which they narrowed it down to honouring culture. Culture is a strong part of people’s lives. It influences their views, their values, their hopes, their loyalties, and their worries and fears. So I’ve learnt that when you are working with people and building relationships with them, it helps to have some perspective and understanding of their culture.

We then discussed the four fold way major principles that integrate ancient cultural wisdoms into contemporary life ( the warrior, visionary, healer, teacher). While discussing these, I have learnt that it is very imperative to be conscious of how you show up as an individual.

I had loads of fun and learnt a lot about presence, about “showing up” and not just arriving. Presence is everything, it determines how people will perceive you and how they will respond to and interact with you. Showing up is about being present, being aware.

What an awesome experience, I had a lot to take in from this class.

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