Humane Advocacy: 150 Years

December 5, 2019

Our journey begins and ends with the idea of the human condition, the Beauty of Imperfection. 

Our first image, Kintsugi, highlights that imperfections, when illumined, are adornments that symbolize resiliency and compassionate sensitivity. This final image, a seemingly imperfect circle (enso) intimates that completion is in the giving of one's Self (i.e., nagori,the principle attached with the first Kintsugi image).

In our global journey, the culmination of the benedictions, the quotes "Arise, my Soul, why sleepest Thou..." to "I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own Being", is Humanity. 

Therein lies our brightest promise:  that I care, you are not alone and we transcend together.

Guest blog created by The Nourishment Projects

Editors Note: During our 150th anniversary, through a series of special monthly blog posts created in partnership with The Nourishment Projects, Bright Promises Foundation has explored the idea of Humanity and Humane Advocacy around the globe, starting in Japan, then in Bhutan, then India, then Iran, then Byzantine, then Italy, then England, and continuing West to our home, Chicago.