Sawubona, a Zulu term, means, “I see you.” Not just your face, of course, but your hopes, your dreams, where you came from and where you’re going. It’s not something we’re good at, and I need to do it better.*
We cannot see in this way in a hurry.
Perhaps we cannot do it from where we are now and we need to move.
We cannot be distracted and do this, we need to be present.
Neither will we be able to see if we bring our preconceptions and judgements, be they about roles or cultures or from the confines of past experiences.
Beyond our individual and collective achievements, to truly see each other will be our greatest.
(*From Seth Godin’s blog: Are we part of us?)