Eco Efficiency Conference Participants participated in Avatar Project

Knowledge brokering11 Jun 2010

The plenary meeting of the Egmond Conference on Friday morning June 11 included a Compassion Exercise, facilitated by the Avatar Project Team (

Participants contributed to ‘increasing the amount of compassion for others’, and by doing so got a ‘personal sense of peace’.

They focused on someone in the conference room, a stranger, from a distance, and repeated to them selves with full attention on that person the following thoughts:

1. “Just like me this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life”

2. “Just like me this person is trying to avoid suffering in his/her life.”

3. “Just like me this person has known sadness, loneliness, and despair:”

4. “Just like me this person is seeking to fulfill his/her needs.”

5. “Just like me this person is learning about life.”