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06 May 2013
Sitting at a Berlin pavement café on a sunny Sunday morning, the 4 people at the next table are discussing religions, referring to "Catholics", "Protestants", "Muslims", "Jews" and a "wonderful meeting of all religions" that is coming up somewhere soon.
And I'm thinking, "What nonsense!"
 
"People" is the appropriate common descriptive term.
"Catholic", "Protestant", "Muslim", "Jewish", etc are simply constructed names for constructed beliefs.
Religions don't meet. People do.
Using such terms to describe a group of people necessarily excludes all others. It's divisive.
We are surrounded by the conflict they cause, and have been for hundreds of years.
 
The barriers we need to take down are those in our minds.
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02 May 2013
All boundaries are imaginary.
We create them in our minds.
We often then proceed to construct physical and social boundaries based on those we've created in our minds.
Once we create a boundary, it becomes real.
Notwithstanding this, they remain imaginary.
 
When we realise how these boundaries hinder us, we frequently talk of building bridges to overcome them.
Perhaps bridges are not the answer.
 
What if we work on removing them from our imagination?
 
Welcome to the conversation.
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26 April 2013
The intention is always significant – at the beginning.
On its own, it remains a dream.
There is plenty wrong in the world, just as there is in many individual lives.
 
There is much talk about doing good in business. And much of it is sincere.
There is even more talk about doing good in the non-profit sector.
So much is well-intentioned, yet just talk.
Many individuals on a change path will relate to this too.
 
While talking and reflecting is pleasant and maybe even exciting, to have meaning, it requires action.
 
For yourself: discover a purpose, build a platform, dream and create a vision and then walk the path.
 
For a group: find a common purpose. Build a common platform, based on a common vision ... And yes, we need much more too to effect change.
 
Do you feel invited?
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