|Your Name||Maryam Safe|
|Cohort Assignment||Europe Summer-Fall 2023, Cohort 1|
|1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?|
My primary work at most stages of my life has been to know my self deeply and to recognise my connections with all forms of life. In this regard, I do research, try to learn from the heart and make bridges between people who work and live in service to life and living systems.
|2. What role do you see as yours to play?|
In every situation, I see my role to be arising in accordance with the dynamics of that environment. I enjoy listening, observing, making connections between people and the environment, movement and stillness, and learning from nature and indigenous traditions.
|3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?|
To know and understand what it means to be human and how we can build an ecological civilisation that respects and is in service to life.
|4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?|
Each step unfolds the next. However the arena for my personal growth is an ecological understanding of the ways we could change our lifestyles and urban settings.
|5. And for professional growth?|
I have been offered a part-time place for teaching at the University of Coventry and I find talking to the younger generations about a more life-centric human way very interesting.
|6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?|
I grew up in Iran in a variety of climates, temperate, cold, and hot, from the sea to the forest, deserts, mountains, and rivers. At the same time, I was raised within a Sufi community with a very clear understanding of life, truth, and humanity.
|7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?|
Sufism and self discovery, Art and poetry, holistic design, activism, ecological education.
|8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?|
I need some time to reflect on this question.
|Date Created||August 29, 2023|