“One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. It had a passage where he says that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings.” – Satish Kumar
Coexistence is about acceptance, tolerance and respect. We never chose our culture, traditions or beliefs. Sadly, most of us never thought about being open to other cultures and traditions. Thus, culture shock is the first thing that happens whenever we leave our box. Then we feel offended, scared and/or lonely. However the best way to move on, is to learn how to accept others, tolerate their differences and respect them.
This picture is from a school project organized in a rural area to teach children about coexistence and equality. Children were asked to mark the wall with their hands using paint which gave birth to a beautiful painting.