At Knowmads, we believe real change starts from oneself. Without a deeper understanding of ourselves and what we truly care about, we won’t have the foundation to create a better world. Our mission is to be of service to individuals and organizations seeking to create positive change attracted 12 participants from five countries, who gathered over the past two weekends to explore questions that are dear to their hearts.
They started out by gaining clarity on who they are: their life journey, passions, values, talents, and a question that’s alive in them. For some people, it was the first time that they realized their strengths and gifts that they can offer to the world. For others, the Powerful Question workshop helped provide clarity on inner turmoils and blockage that had been hindering their pursue for a brighter future.
After personal development, participants learned about Sustainability and their impact on the world around them. The four Sustainability Principles and the application of them were eye-opening for some participants, who had never thought about the impact of producing a seemingly simple object such as a bottle of water, a mug, or the hidden cost of animal agriculture and its implications on climate change.
Later, participants were guided through a process where they defined their current purpose and dream. Imagine living your dream life in five years. What will it be? Where will you be, and how do you feel?
Exciting projects were born or further developed as the result of the program. We have a participant wanting to open life coaching courses, a couple starting their Learning Space for kids to embrace their creativity, someone using creativity to raise awareness about human rights, someone planning non-violent communication workshops for children, and someone starting an online platform to connect people who have knowledge to offer and people who are searching for it, and so on.
When we dream big, we might hear a voice inside that tells us to tone it down because we won’t achieve it. That’s the purpose of the Limiting Beliefs session, to help participants identify what challenges or obstacles could stop them from living that dream, and whether or not those challenges were true, or merely preconditioned, stressful thoughts that refrain us from even trying.
The program of Knowmads Lite Team 2 has ended, but the journey continues as each of the participants goes out into the world with more confidence, clarity and the courage to make positive change, and the reassurance that when they need support, the community will be at their backs.
It has been a beautiful journey for us at the facilitation team as well – thank you for all of your presence, dedication and trust. <3