For most of her adult life, Cynthia has been involved in self-inquiry and an exploration of inner silence. For the last two decades her work has focused on self-transformation and the fundamental importance of entering into the silent awareness in which we perceive ourselves and the world with compassion. Without this inner awareness, sometimes referred to as mindfulness, conflict and unhappiness are inevitable.
Cynthia's world view and her commitment to contributing what she can to a more compassionate world is shaped by her experience of war. During the Balkan War, she worked with United Nations humanitarian organizations as a photojournalist in front line hospitals and traveled to refugee camps to interview war survivors. She photographed war wounded children to help bring awareness to their suffering. What she saw broke her heart. She was able to bring one war wounded child to the United States for medical care that saved his leg from amputation.
More than anything else, her experience of war demonstrated the need for a radical change in human consciousness. She feels that without such a change, we will not have a sustainable planet to live on much longer, and there will be even more global division, war, and poverty. Her mission is to help facilitate a greater awakening of our true relationship with each other and the natural world ― to help bring about a transformation that can save us from ourselves.
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