It is my belief that we are all creators and fellow journeyers on this tiny planet in the cosmos, seeking to express our higher truth, wisdom, and love in the best way that we can. And, while we may play various roles in various arenas to assist one another on our various paths for growth, it all matters to our overall transformations and the evolution of the collective consciousness of humanity. It is also my belief that those who have been attracted to AHP share a common vision for assisting humanity to create and to sustain more humane societies..
While valuing the complexities of the human experience, as an Association for promoting well-being (mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually), we want:
- to promote an appreciation of our individual and collective human differences and uniqueness;
- to encourage creative thought and activities that focus on and support our individual and collective strengths;
- to challenge self-limiting beliefs, regardless of their source, that keep us stuck in unhealthy, unproductive, and inhumane conditions and circumstances (e.g., racism; sexism; mechanistic thinking); and
- to be a catalyst for positive change at individual and collective levels.
Interestingly, there is one common phenomenon that all cultures on the planet share. It is the phenomenon of setting aside special times to give thanks, for whatever reason(s). This implies that regardless of humanity’s wonderful perceived differences, there is a deep recognition of the power of gratitude for bringing people together.
The essence of gratitude is that we aspire to take no one and nothing for granted. And, in that spirit, it is important to be mindful of the moment-to-moment gifts that we all receive and give.
May you all have a wonderful time of sharing and being together.
Carroy (Cuf) Ferguson, PhD
President, Association for Humanistic Psychology