Practicing Inclusivity – A Workbook for Transformation
Virtually everyone knows about Inclusivity. The majority of people claim it as a primary value. But few actually PRACTICE it. This workbook exists to change that.
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We all have a common need to be connected to others for our own wellbeing. However, our differences and viewpoints get in the way. It’s only by being aware of and practicing “Inclusivity” that we can overcome our current situation and satisfy this common need. “Inclusivity” is a very specific term with a very precise meaning: “Inclusivity is the notion that an “I” is inextricably linked to a “you”. We are One.”
Virtually everyone knows about Inclusivity. The majority of people claim it as a primary value. But few actually PRACTICE it. This workbook exists to change that. Practicing Inclusivity exists to guide you on your path to creating a world that works for you and all other living beings in it. We can actually transform our complex societal problems through Inclusivity – but only if we practice it. The practice is much more fundamental and rigorous than just “liking” each other, protecting classes of people or even building an equalitarian society.
Shariff Abdullah and Leslie Hamilton have created Practicing Inclusivity as an outgrowth of Shariff’s insightful books The Power of One and Creating a World that Works for All, to provide a practical approach to implementing personal change and social transformation. While this approach is a personal journey, it is most rewarding when it is shared with others or in a group of people who are motivated to make a difference, ready to make a change and willing to shift their perspective.
The workbook starts with the practice of Inclusivity with oneself and moves to explore the practice of Inclusivity with others. It uncovers the profound impact of deep identity on both conflict and connection. Practicing Inclusivity, through exercises and discussion topics, presents a myriad of ways to understand and face the challenges we must address in order to create a world that works for all living beings.