In kaj naj rečem? Na prvem Zmenku se je zaiskrilo. Čutiti je bilo, da smo v resnici vsi globoko zaljubljeni v Slovenijo in da prepoznavamo ter celo že zares vidimo in prebujamo njene skrite moči. Zaiskrilo se je tudi v kreativnem soustvarjanju našega medsebojnega povezovanja ter prepletanja, ki ne ostaja več le na ravni besed, temveč v spodbudnem okolju, polnem ljubezni in navdiha, aktivno načrtuje nove aktivne korake, in kar nekaj teh je danes že stopilo v konkretne nove akcije. Združene moči, podeljene zgodbe navdiha, skupna doživetja in poglobljeni razmisleki, uglaševanje različnosti, skupno kreiranje vizije prihodnosti ter izražanje te skozi umetniški izraz... wow, kakšen nabor moči za premik. In wow, kako navdihujoča je naša država in njen potencial v skupnosti uglašenih posameznikov. Kam plujemo? Verjamem, da s plamenom, ki ga je zanetil prvi Zmenek...zasije strastna trajna Ljubezen....in da vse aktivne povezane iniciative uglašeno uresničimo navdihujočo prihodnost. Ne le za nas, temveč tudi za vse naslednje generacije.
Vse najboljše, Slovenija!
A day before our Statehood Day we had a Date. O yes. A Date with Slovenia, as the two-day event was named. It was created with mission to connect all the actors that are active on the field of sustainability for more than 20 years... The event was organized by Umanotera, Slovenian Foundation for sustainable development, together with Slovenian Association of Facilitators, SmetUmet Association, Studio Selfish and Orehov Gaj. So, how was the First Date?
The Date has absolutely opened huge sparkling feelings all around and the fire started burning. It came out that actually, we are really deeply in love with Slovenia, our country (especially when also sharing the results of our 'Appreciative Slovenia' interviews) and we are really starting to see and awaken to our strengths and potentials. The fire kept rising in power when we started to really connect and collaborate from fully open-hearted level and stepped into creative and inspired community dreaming and envisioning Slovenia in 2035. That has not stayed only in words, but we have already made some very active new steps and commitments towards making this true. We saw that this is so much easier to do in the supportive environment of community, full of love and inspiration, embraced with nature and our own readiness to step a step further towards Good future. Uniting strengths, sharing inspiring stories and good practices, harmonizing the differences, being together, deep listening to each other, dreaming together the future we would all like to live in, opening to meaningful possibilities, circling, creating art & crafts while developing new ways of thinking and action and having fun...wow, what a huge pool of power for moving forward to a new way. And Wow, how inspiring our country really is and how big is the potential in the community of harmonized individuals.
So, where are we going? I believe that with the flame that raised from our sparkles...this first Date turns into a passionate and sustainable Love, that will connect all those great active initiatives and make them step together in harmonic way to make our dream country come true one. Not only for us, but for all the future generations.
All the best, our dear Slovenia!