Our roots run deeply but is everybody able to present a timeline of his/her ancestors?
I attended a ceremony of the black community history in New Brunswick on Feb 2nd. It was hosted by The Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area (Magma) at a beautiful art gallery La Teraz in Moncton, NB. This ceremony was very inspiring and the speakers presented us a timeline of the black community in NB since 1800 or so.
The most important, as says one of the speakers, is who you are and how you can contribute to your community. My contribution to the discussion was about immigration and roots and how can we go deeply to find our roots. We are all immigrants if we can go deeply to our roots. Moreover, if we consider our diversity as a wealth, we can learn from each other and make strong connections with different people regardless our religion, our skin color or our roots. This earth is so diverse and her beauty is in her diverseness. I quoted from the General Governor of Canada, Michaelle Jean, when she received her Honorable Doctorate at the Université de Moncton in 2009: “Everybody can have a place in Canada“.
Joel Kimmel said is the video bellow about Ontology: “The quality of life is determined on no so much you’re doing but who you’re being and why you are doing it that has the impact on your life…”
Margaret Young stated: ”Often people live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it works is actually the reverse. You must first “be who you really are” then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you want”. In this inspiring video from TED talks, the speaker emphasized that there is so many things to be happy about. We do have many highs in our life but between them there are some bumps and lumps and after-all, we do have only 100 years in this life to enjoy our achievements.