Here is Kedar’s story:
Creating Cultures of Peace (CCP) is not only training for me; it is also a way of life. It helps me to see others and myself with respect, love and care, which is an important aspect in my practice to live a peaceful life.
There were three highlights for me during the CCP training in Thimura, Nepal in 2018. First, know my core self. Being aware of my core self helps me to love myself, it helps to make better decisions, and leads to a respectful and loyal response based on facts, feelings and truth. Second, I am better able to understand and manage my emotions. Noticing emotions, understanding their roots and releasing them from the body heals and enables me to handle situations non-violently. Three, peace is possible when I practice. Practice is the most important aspect of living peace.
I believe that every dispute can be resolved with the gentle dialogue. Among violent and non-violent ways, I choose non-violent one to handle situations in my personal and professional life. I need more practice so that I can share the tools and experiences of creating peace with others. I decided to join online CCP training with FPT AWP with the hope that I will be able to share my feelings, learn peaceful ways of living and develop a peaceful approach to my work with CWN and colleagues. In online training, I feel that I have more friends to share and learn in building peace within myself and in the workplace.
CCP training helped me to present myself with honesty, loyalty, fact and truth in my workplace. It has helped me significantly in resolving internal disputes. It also helps to build healthy relationships- in family, work team as well as beneficiaries.
I plan to continue to participate in online training. I review and prepare training sessions and assignments. I have begun to realize the value of having a good companion to strengthen my practice and grow together. Some months ago, we organized a CCP basic training for our colleagues and community members at Shanta Ghar in Hetauda. Then, due to sickness, I missed the opportunity to co-facilitate. I hope we will have training in Hetauda again when the lockdown ends.