Have you ever thought about the concept, “quality of thought”? For a long time now, I have been thinking about this concept. I think sometimes we are so used to complaining about all kinds of problems and challenges we face. The thing is, there is so much to do that we cannot afford to spend time complaining. It is right to be worried, but only so long as you do something about your worries.
When I was immersed in the INK experience I was able to confirm that these unique four days allows people to have the highest quality of thought. I was thinking that every person has the potential to be a hero; every person has amazing, breathtaking, inspiring stories to tell. If you ask me, having a better/higher quality of thought is one of the unevident things that would change this world.
This is what I felt at INK, a call to action through inspiration and admiration from the people attending this wonderful space that is filled with “anonymous heroes” from all over the world, willing to share and learn non-stop during four very nurturing days. At INK our “quality of thought” rises significantly because, instead of complaining, you are invited directly and indirectly to “change your chip”, to find another frame of reference that allows you to connect your thought to other actions that can actually contribute significantly from wherever you are. INK takes you to a state of mind where you can’t stay still waiting for something to happen. It touches the deepest fiber within each individual that is present. I could dare to state that everyone left there “not leaving” in the sense that today, four months after INK happened, our “quality of thought” has improved…
This marked not only my mind but also my soul. This resonates with me because it is what I do in life: teach children how to be better citizens, with better quality of thought that makes them change makers from those ages (6-12). I do this through Deport-es para Compartir (Sports for Sharing), an educational and civic program to teach children that they, along with all their potential, can have the best quality of thought. We translate the concept as thinking and acting upon the greater good.
Let me elaborate how. Children by nature love to laugh, play, interact and discover through their own language: games and sporting activities. Today we have inspired 45,000 children from diverse backgrounds in Mexico. My team and I dream of inspiring all children in Mexico and the world. We have observed that during and after Deport-es para Compartir (Sports for Sharing) children not only have a higher quality of thought and actions, but they also transmit this to their teachers, parents and all of their communities. In each DpC session children travel using their imagination (the power of the journey) to different, fascinating far away countries and identify similarities and new interesting facts to learn and appreciate cultural differences.
Children are all the hope we need in this world. Because of their potential, and if we give them the right tools in a meaningful way, they can develop the highest quality of thought and therefore invest time, effort, energy and passion into making this a better world for everyone from today.
We are currently working to systematize Deport-es para Compartir in order to share it with many countries and multiply the “quality of thought effect”…
Thank you INK for inviting people to have better quality of thought!!
By Dina Buchbinder Auron
INK Fellow and Director of Deport-es para Compartir
April 23, 2012