Week 5 – The Journey
They say that every journey is a round trip. Our intention to have an impact on the world through global projects will see us travel far in terms of knowledge and creatively. We wish to animate our creations with a sense of purpose and reconnect with others and ourselves throughout the journey.
This week we explore some of the infinite dimensions of our sense of self and connection with the world, so that our projects constitute our own and collective expression.
In order to assemble the teams for the development of our global projects, we ask that you please complete the following survey on your preferences, regarding those themes and topics that you are most interested in and what you would enjoy doing within the projects:
Many thanks for your work in developing the futuring statement:
Advancing technology to open different possibilities for sustainable improvement towards the welfare of our planet.
As we discussed yesterday, this futuring statement will constitute an aspirational vision for our projects, which we expect will target the creation of such a future. Let us know of any changes or suggestions to futuring statement (missing words, anything you might not agree with, or any comments that you wish to share before we adopt it for our projects.
Unlocking Your Purpose
The following exercise is based on Richard Leider´s blog post “Three Steps to Unlocking Your Purpose”.
As we move into the creative phase, it important to try to come to terms with our sense of purpose and what gives meaning to our lives so that we can express ourselves authentically in our projects.
Connecting with our true selves and our purpose is something we should revisit throughout our lives. We invite the adults in the group to also complete this assignment, which is completely anonymous. We will not show any individual answers. We will summarize and highlight any common themes that emerge from the responses.
Why do you get up in the morning?
Take a moment to be with yourself, try to block any distractions, and engage in some grounding activity that allows you to be relaxed, engaged and alert. Answer the following question:
Note how you feel when answering the question, especially regarding whether the answer comes to you immediately or not.
The big questions
Richard Leider suggests that Gifts + Passion + Values = Purpose
Try to answer the following questions, without dwelling too much on the words themselves, this is not a writing exercise but rather one where we are trying to ask ourselves some important questions.
Expressing Ourselves through Service
In any process of self-discovery, we truly find ourselves when we give of ourselves to others. An authentic form of expression is in our service, rendered as one of the sacred values in many cultures.
Please watch the following video.
What do you think of what is suggested in it? Please share reflections on how the message is presented?
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