The foundation of quality of life services and programs at Globe Star is the philosophy, practice, and promise of Gentle Teaching.
These “3-P’s” reflect an inclusive and interdependent social vision, teaching that one is not, by nature, alone in the world, but interconnected and belonging with others; able to develop human potentials and experience well-being for one’s ‘self’ and with others, when having a sense of companionship and community.
Companionship and Community are combined classrooms for social-emotional awareness and development. At Globe Star, relationship-building cultivates companionship and community. These social constructs become the vehicles for mentoring and moving one’s life in the direction of feeling safe, loved, loving, and engaged (the four pillars / life-lessons / destinations of Gentle Teaching).
With the social vision of this Gentle Teaching lens, we begin to see how we might navigate the kind of change and transformation that improves quality of life for each ONE and every ONE.
Change and transformation begin with a connection, or a disruption of one. When one can ‘feel at home,’ one is able to feel safe and loved. With companionship and a sense of community, Gentle Teaching feeds the universal hunger for connectedness by valuing, creating meaning, and cultivating awareness and discovery, by returning gentleness to one’s naturally progressive state of being and becoming human.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream for the soul of a nation, a vision about non-violent means for navigating transformative change that would shift the prevailing social lens. He called out the enslaved constructs of social fabric that were tearing individuals, families, communities and a country apart. He took a stand against infringement of civil liberties by governments, educational systems, and private groups. His vision was a path of non-violence. His activism was a heartfelt cry for equality and social justice, for a new social vision that would value the rights and dignity of every human being, for connecting and unifying aspects of dialogue within communities, creating solutions, together, ALL, HERE and NOW.