“Standing on the shoulders of giants”

Above is a phrase that Anneka Deva (@annekadeva) reminded the new catalyst Bham cohort of last night.

It was the best phrase to end a day full of discovery. We discovered what each other has to offer and what we share in common as we begin this partnership to make interfaith more common amongst younger generations.

Most of us did not see ourselves as leaders, and perhaps we still don’t, but Pastor Peter taught us that

“leadership is not about YOU

I love this thought as it reminds me that I cannot be responsible for anyone else, I just have to do my best to be a model citizen and a model human being – displaying the traits that I wish to see in others.

Ironically, the course also began on the anniversary of the 9th Guru’s martyrdom for religious freedom. Now that is a perfect example of modelling what you expect from others as Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji never gave in or lost faith in what he knew was right.

All religious teachers (Gurus, Prophets etc) were “giants” in leadership, their work is a shoulder or platform from which I can learn to excel. They showed leadership in action and I hope I can learn from them and follow in their footsteps.

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A new day, a new challenge, a new start… 

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