Speaking globally (in the new times of a forthcoming orders) the environment is changing rapidly, the demographics are changing rapidly and the necessity to adapt is increasing by days.
As a global-multicultural society the need to reflect all the shifts in our communities and lessen the imbalances which are quite imminent on the big picture of our global family.
The need to develop reflective transformations in the perception and the understanding of the differences in our cultures is increasing. It is not just the languages, the traditions but the whole perceptions of the cultures in general as this is what will help us lessen the miscommunications and go forward to a positive multicultural environment.
Every communities basics consist of culture, ethics, morals and visions.
What motivates a community on a small scale is - compassion and understanding - from there the development of all different activities and goals is much more content and easy to get to. What we need to learn first of the basics and of the understanding is the compassion and the acceptance that even if every person is completely different still we meet at the point of compassion. The first thing to be aware of is - beneath every behaviour there is a feeling and beneath every feeling, there is a need.
If we develop the capacity to detect and distinguish the need, the path to understanding, acceptance and connections is not that long.
What keeps a community strong?
Few simple things - trust, reliability, compassion, and common goals.
"Make each other Up"- a very profoundly described matter in the works of Anna Wierzbiska (1999) - who makes the suggestion that while all normal human beings have "feelings" - lexicalised in the English language these " feelings" are not Universally Available in the mental life of all the people around the world.
This is where the study of the connections between the culture and the psyche is absolutely essential and necessary especially now in times of global uncertainty and changing demographic waves.
" It is not a measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society " (Jiddu Krishnamurti)
Don`t we all want to live a healthy life in a healthy environment, in a healthy society - land-wise, people-wise, climate-wise, food-wise? Part of the answers to these questions lies in the understanding and acceptance of everyones’ religions, traditions, language and culture and these are the foundation bricks to building our future communities of contentment and wellbeing.
Andriana Andreeva (Adi)