Sometimes the greatest seasons of growth are found in the awakening of imperfection.Amanda Viviers, Dear Creative Self
We are at the beginning of another school year and I forgot over the summer what it is like every day to see the same faces of Mums hurrying their children through the school gate.
It’s quite interesting the way that we see each other every day, but saying hi and acknowledging one another can be really difficult.
Inclusivity is the ability to see one another in the present moment without any prejudice.
Prejudice is defined as “a preconceived opinion not based on actual experience.”
As we walk through the school gate each morning, what if we tried to see each other as equal and smiled with no preconceived judgement?
Even when the eyes we look into are full of different experiences and stories, as we lay our defences down and see each other truly, that is where real transformation in the community begins.
Remember what it was like to be the one not invited to the children’s birthday party? What if there is a school mum who no one ever speaks to from pre-conceived judgement?
Inclusion as parents begins with simply looking at one another in the eyes and simply smiling.
Equality begins with many little decisions each day.
(Amanda’s latest book Dear Creative Self is designed to help you rewrite the way you engage in the creative process.)