Thursday, May 22, 2014

Reflection on Contribution

Christoph Quarch-Reflection on contribution

It was a great experience for me to participate in the 2nd  of Humanity Forum and to share some insights of mine concerning the general Topic: The Power of Love and Compassion in Governance and Leadership. On Friday, 11th April, I had the honour and privilege to contribute my reflections in the section "Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality". Doing this I focussed on the issue of language: How can we talk about love without talking about love but in love? I noticed: It happens so easily that speakers fall into their usual jargon, e.g. when religious leaders speak about "love and compassion" as a stereotype. How might a fresh and authentic language look like - a language in which the word "love" triggers a particular vibrations within our souls and hearts? That we so rarely experience love in our social institutions might have got something to do with the simple fact that usually there is a language of hostility, competition and technocracy. What actually seems to be required is a new kind of "Universal Poetry" (F. Schlegel), which enables people to talk in a pure and authentic way.

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