Only where you’ve been can you truly lead others.
I like to say, I was born in a vineyard. As far as I can remember, as a kid I would always follow my parents, one season after the other, taking care of the grapevines.
I first considered this task a chore and never expected to find myself meditating on it years later. It’s only after I finished my studies and acquired quite a few years of experience in human sciences (mostly in psychology and criminology) that I became aware of the natural laws and forces that rule upon life. And I realised Winegrowing planted that seed in me.
Life tends to shakes a little (sometimes more than that) with all the joys and challenges it brings us, as if it was trying to remind us to ourselves. At the dawn of my 40’s and after having worked on very different themes with different populations, my academic and professional career had led me to understand, through human science models, the impact that misalignment and loss of grounding has on us.
Striving to find answers to the deep problems of our society outside of myself in order to make the world a better place, I gradually realised that the answers I was looking for were to be found within me.
At this very moment, the meaning of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” became crystal clear to me.