In an era of mass global diaspora, there is a need for cultural intelligence, empathy and compassion. These are only realistic human traits if there is a clear understanding of the juxtaposition of self to other (in a culturally diverse context).
Apart from the practical and material challenges we face, there is now, more than ever before, a need for individual and community development, resilience and support.
Moving Cultures – Moving Stories: The Culture Compass, is a unique developmental and support process that draws on a broad range of cultural influences in providing insights into how we view ourselves and, importantly, how we relate to others.
A major part of the program is a clear deconstruction of our own lives via the Culture Compass process (facilitated by Sebastian Flynn) to help us to assess the degree to which we are able to realise our full potential based on our personal background and innate talents.
The Cultural Conversations and Storytelling aspect of the program (facilitated by Liliana Maria) explores the origins and power of storytelling and its important role for good leadership within a business or organisation. The final section of the Cultural Conversations and Storytelling program has a focus on understanding the critical interplay between Sympathy, Empathy and Compassion.
‘A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.’
Albert Einstein on Compassion (1950)
Sebastian Flynn: https://www.sebastianflynn.com.au/theculturecompass
Liliana Maria: https://www.movingculturesmovingstories.com/about