A global summit that blends spirituality with societal transformation
As lawyers, we are often at the forefront of societal challenges – or perhaps we wish we could be. Many of us wonder how to be most effective in our efforts. As integrative lawyers, we long for more compassion, consciousness, and love in our interactions.
The Report from the NetherlandsA compilation by Ayni Smith and Kim Wright Published from Paris. Reports about Belgium and Paris will follow shortly. We're busy living those stories.
Many of us went to law school to change the world, to create world peace, to make a difference. We may not always have careers that do that and we may not share our passions in public - after all, we don't want to appear undignified, idealistic or grandiose. In private conversations, hundreds of lawyers have shared their secret hopes and dreams with me and I have seen many of them fulfill on those early dreams. I've seen the real bigness of lawyers, the power to be evolutionaries and world changers.
Are you living in interesting times? A lot of people have been telling me stories of challenges and missed opportunities that looked like sure things. I’ve been having such times, too. My car broke down on the cross-country trip, a major breakdown, my Swedish host became very ill and we’ve had to revisit my European travel itinerary, I had the flu, a very bad case that seemed to never end, and a few other unexpected challenges have arisen lately.
May you live in only the best of interesting times.