In order to navigate in our lives, we need a compass for our inner world - where we process thoughts and feelings - and the outer world - where we participate with others. It is crucial to get to know our depths, tell our stories, share our visions and engaje in meaningful interactions with a conscious mind and an open heart.
By nurturing our own humanity we nourish the world's humanity. Our society needs to change core values in order to thrive with dignity together and in collaboration with nature. Meaningful change stems from our minds+hearts+souls.
What moves you?
How do you relate to people?
How do you live meaningfully?
Who will you become? . . .
Questions I invite you to explore
Here I am! My son took this snap when
we were in Brussels. We were joking about
posing and modelling. I never thought I
would use this image; but we had so much
fun, and he is such a good photographer.
What the heck... let's use this fun blogger photo.
Allow me to introduce myself. I'm a woman, daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, psychologist, psychotherapist and immigrant. I am a curious person, sometimes bringing too many questions to the conversation.
Our society tends to create groups out of professions, and we are inclined to feel safe when surrounded by people we know talking about subjects that are familiar. Adults have little time to explore new exciting topics, unrelated to our areas of expertise. We don't feel entitled to discuss health issues if we are not doctors or market economy if we are not economists; other people know more about those things, they will fix them. Yeah, we are a bit boring and rather predictable.
I understand that we create our world based on our life events and how our minds and our consciousness can process these experiences. And unless we are in touch with our inner world; our emotions, feelings and thoughts in a gentle and respectful way, we cannot make the transformations we desire. It inspires me to form questions about the economy, awareness, freedom, culture, health, love and so on and encourage new connections amongst those themes, so we can allow ourselves to explore different realities.
Vital Kompass invites you to open your eyes so that you can challenge yourself with curiosity and acceptance, reorienting yourself in a path of meaning, being and becoming. The idea of it developed slowly, in 2017, after having lived in London for two years.
To know more, check out the post "From Vital Compass the workshop to Vital Kompass the website and podcast", in the Explore page.
If you want to know more about me professionally, just click on the link below.
Photo by Theo Prade
Photo by Theo Ferraz Prade
Vital Kompass is a project that explores and relates different fundamental topics in life, navigating through a variety of subjects with respect and curiosity. It invites you to explore our minds, hearts and souls in an open gentle manner, thinking creatively, sharing experiences, questioning
"Vital compass is an inner force that helps us connect meaningfully with our own journey in life, our experiences, aspirations and inspirations."
I first heard the term "vital compass" from Tatiana Grinfeld, an amazing and brave human being. At the time, she was being treated for GvHD (Graft-versus-Host disease) after enduring many years of treatment for leukaemia. She said that she had long wanted her life to return to the way it was before the disease. It took her some time to process all she was experiencing to finally understand and connect to her own "vital compass", to be able to move forwards cherishing her past but wanting to live her present in the best possible way. She was an astonishing inspiration for her family and friends.
"Vital Kompass encourages questioning, creative thinking, compassion and joy."
Vital Kompass has been transformed and reshaped to a website-blog and podcast experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. It stems from an urge to voice myself and to hear others.
Photo by Priscila Prade
Conviviality Nature Mind
Economy Education Meaning . . .
During the coronavirus pandemic I keep thinking about ways to continue the original Vital Kompass project (face-to-face workshops). It is taking me sometime to understand that, if I am feeling that there is an urgency for change at so many levels, I also have to be willing to change my projects. I felt resistance within me; worried if I was going to be good enough to present the topics, my views, talk to different people about challenging themes in an open considerate way. As a therapist, I was concerned about what I should say regarding my own life; would it be ok to expose myself in this way?
So many questions and some (maybe more than some) insecurities...
In spite of all that, or perhaps because of it, I feel it is time to put myself out there and make my small contribution in gearing the world towards a more humane and ethical way of being.
Check out the Podcast and let me know your
thoughts and feelings about it.