Dear friends, supporters and colleagues.On 17th October 2011 I turned 40. Some months before the birthday I
took a retreat to reflect on what life has taught me so far. The 40
year mark is a critical turning point for most individuals.
Symbolically, it repesents the end of ones first half of life and the
begining of the second and the last half. It is a time for rethinking
ones priorities and values. It is a point when the question, "how do I
want to be remembered?" takes more significance henceforth. For the
religious, the question,"how will I account for my life when I meet the
Master?" becomes more real and conscious. It is a time when growing up
stops and growing old begins (physically speaking). Spiritually I think
it is the time when growing up really begins.
My reflection in the retreat focused two streams in my life - the professional journey and the spiritual journey I have traveled so far. My conscious spiritual journey began in 1986. My professsional journey as an Organization Development (OD) practitioner began in 1999. As I moved towards the 40 year mark I had this intuitive feeling of the convergence of the two streams, the confluence of which almost coincided with my 40th birthday. The reflection......
This month Dr Chiku Malunga will be in Italy at Bellagio at a Rockefeller African Thought Leaders meeting on ‚€˜African rooted and African driven developmental evaluation practice and theory‚€™. Mr Charles Banda will be in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, attending a session on organizational assessments for capacity building.