Be the change you want to see in the world.

(Mahatma Gandhi)

Dear OSMA friends, colleagues, followers,

We are heading towards the end of this remarkable year, during which we were suddenly profoundly affected in our comfortable, affordable and plentiful life by a tiny nuisance, a virus. In our part of the world, the statistics of virus infections and virus caused deaths are far from encouraging, revealing that, despite all the available knowledge and immense advances in science and technology, we are very vulnerable as a society. Science will in the end provide a solution to the present problems, but the experience with Covid must make us reflect on our way of life, our existence, on future social challenges, on our lack of respect for nature and much more. As we’ve already said in NL1 “we can also view the virus as a catalyst for a necessary transition from the present human awareness to another – from separateness to community, from competition to collaboration and from nature serving humanity to humanity as a part of nature”. It can be seen from the rich human history, that in the end we will overcome this Covid situation. We will sincerely mourn all the unwanted victims of the virus, but we will be enriched with new experiences, and hopefully will build a better world together.

In October and November 2020, OSMA Academy was ready to offer its first leadership programs at its venue on Island Krk. Due to the pandemic we had no choice but to postpone those programs. Instead, we provided free online events under the title “OSMA Seed-Planting” to give a short insight into the leadership programs which were facilitated by our expert trainers and moderators. You can easily access the list of all sessions here.

As a finale, in December 20th 2020, OSMA Academy organized an online “OSMA Gifting Celebration” to mark the time of celebration, to be together with families and friends and to give our special presents. The celebration was a pleasant and merry event, with sixteen people contributing songs, stories, poems, videos and views, their personal gifts to the OSMA Community!
You can feel a spirit of the Celebration here:

Dear friends, colleagues, followers, dear OSMA Community,
We will soon enter 2021! Let us wish, hope and strive together that the coming year is filled with friendship, kindness, happiness, that it will be transformative and inspiring. The OSMA Community will do its best to make it so.

INSTEAD OF A CONCLUSION

A POEM LIVE THE QUESTIONS
by Rainer Maria Rilke
(December 4, 1875–December 29, 1926)

I want to beg you, as much as I can, dear sir, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

Editorial Board: Dr. Branka Javornik Cregeen, mag. Marjana Lavrič Šulman, mag. Hermina Krt

Your OSMA Academy Team

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