Be the change you want to see in the world.

(Mahatma Gandhi)

Dear OSMA friends, colleagues, followers,

We are entering 2021 with most European countries being under some sort of lockdown. Covid-19 is still at work reproducing itself, even mutating, and causing harm to its host, us humans. Preventive measures are in place but having only moderate effect and multiplying despair, loneliness, the need for closeness, for hugs, for a return of old “normalities” in our everyday life. It has a long way to go, though, before we reach any sort of “normality”, and even that may not necessarily be what we think we are seeking. It’s time for deliberation and reflection on our own being and society as a whole, to create a world that is kinder, friendlier and more pleasant to live in for every human being, regardless of background, political persuasion, religion, ethnicity or personal orientation. This is also the mission of OSMA Academy. Despite being stricken by all these preventive measures at the very beginning of its existence, it is striving to overcome all these limitations. OSMA Academy remains faithful to its primary mission – to contribute to the wellbeing of us all. We’re doing well!

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To finish with the words of the young Amanda Gorman, a young American poet and activist:

The new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.

Notices:  

  • After extensive consultations with OSMA Academy Team, the decision has been reached to cancel all scheduled events and programs at its venue on Island of Krk in spring 2021 due to the current situation.
  • During the spring 2021, we will provide several on-line events, similar to the Seed- planting events we organised in the autumn 2020, to give a short insight into the leadership programs, seminars and coaching. Notices will be sent out in due time inviting you to re-join into OSMA Community.
  • Now, we are all hoping that the situation in autumn 2021 will be better and more stable and allowing us to carry out some of the activities we have planned for, but these times need more innovative planning which we are carefully considering!
  • You are warmly invited to blog to read and share some of the deliberations!

Instead of a conclusion

Two poems from Andreas J. Harbig,  Founder & Executive Director 4 Sight Solution, Switzerland, who joined December 2020 online “OSMA Gifting Celebration”:

Sterntaler

with a pale sickle
reflected in mirror-deep
shining eyes
we unravel
the pitch-black sky
emptying out
innumerable unthinkabilities
like a rain of fiery starry sparks
on brittle zeitgeist

bewitching disenchantment
when the fearless
with childlike courage
dare to escape
through shadow walls
into the light

To a new beginning

with every beginning
the unfulfilled desires
of all things past
conjure up
plunge into the clouds
allow the wind’s reins
to slide
surrender
giving away oneself
to new worlds
unconditionally
becoming
more sensitive
for our soul’s sake
now

Andreas J. Harbig
English translation from his book of Poetry and Photography “Schattensalto”, 1986

Your OSMA Academy Team

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

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