Human rights is about being able to live in environments that support our everyday needs as well as allow our individual skills and innate potential as humans to flourish .
Elephant: ‘The power of consciousness that gives us the ability to survive in the world’ connecting us to our family, tribe, community, earth (Redmond 55:2004)
Culture is where the heart is so I believe. No judgements, expectations or the need to put on masks to conform or to prove a point. Just raw, utter, nakedness, no filters, revealed through real connection with land, people and animals.
‘Projections’ is a term Swiss psychologist & mystic Carl Jung uses to describe how, what we like or dislike in others is the aspects we admire or need to work upon ourselves.
I met David In a community in Bolivia. It was a broken down communication of Portuguese & English, but that didn’t falter the exchange of good vibes that were sparked.
We discover we have the same taste in groovy beats, and that grooviness lead David to bring out the juggles. In a moment, I drop what I’m doing, capturing the ZEN that sways In his dance.
The Inca civilisation was successful because it did not conquer but maintain and integrate other cultures it came across. It was the greatest empire of human history.
However, with the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the Inca empire was destroyed, mainly because of the sickness and diseases the Spanish brought with them.
Quechua was the dialect of the Incas and is still spoken by indigenous people across Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Argentina today.