We like to see them as rainbows that unite places and people. They are very high, higher than the walls that divide. Like fear, ignorance, intolerance, arrogance, violence. We dream of a world where everyone can have food, a roof, education and proper care, freedom to express themselves, to smile, to breathe clean air. Where every man, woman, child, animal, plant… is respected.
We are all born and die in the same way. We all walk on this planet looking for happiness. And when suffering knocks on our door we would like to be ready, to feel protected and loved, to have someone who gives us hope. A smile, a hug, a selfless help, can work miracles.
AiutiAmo was born after a trip to the monasteries of Bhutan, a small world wedged between China and India, balanced between past and future, where prosperity comes before economic growth. The average salary is 300 euros, but everyone has a home; education and health care are free. They call it the country of happiness.
A story struck me, about 4 friends: the peacock, the monkey, the rabbit and the elephant. The peacock finds a seed and plants it; the rabbit waters it and the monkey fertilizes it. The plant grows protected by the elephant. When the fruits are ripe they are so high that none of the 4 friends get there. It is only by joining forces and climbing on top of each other that they reach them.
By joining forces you can achieve great goals!
Thanks to the generosity of so many friends, we are helping monks and nuns of Bhutan to make their way with new shoes when theirs are broken; with warm sweaters when the cold is stinging; with a roof over their heads when they need the meditation cabin retreat.
Little aids that, step by step, are creating a magnificent rainbow between different cultures, uniting apparently different destinies.