Robertson Work. ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
People are suffering
The earth herself groans with too-muchness
Why are we here?
What is our role – to create or destroy?
My mission is to live with integrity
To make a difference in other people’s lives
To respect individual, gender and cultural differences
There is real pride and joy when I see results
How do we make a difference in peoples’ lives?
How be one program, one team?
How deal with vested interests?
Is development a symphony or jazz?
How do we change at the speed of the imagination?
If words create reality, we must be very careful what
Perhaps the key is not an answer
but a question, a dialogue, an image, an
How respond to Einstein’s challenge to
move to another level of consciousness?
How shift from doing to being?
How make for a happier life for
Systems matter but we appreciate
that people matter more
Isn’t it really all about love?
It is so simple
We make it so complex, with
too many words, systems, frameworks
Let us breathe in sweet air
Let us embrace one another
Let us shake off our ancient prejudices and
build the earth
We are all connected and interdependent
Separation is an illusion
The great tree, the termites and Jack and the
The bridge across the lake
The kaleidoscope and the dialogue between the UN and the
One common system for development
The one UN dance
The clever hero octopus with the sexy tentacles in
The crayon Picasso with a hot sun, big drops
of rain and a rainbow of people, dogs and
That the SG is our leader, but we are not a
That we must increase our efforts to help the most
That we need to revisit afresh UNDP’s relationship
to program countries
There is only change
How flow with it?
How dance with it?
How be present to it?
This beautiful blue-green marble spinning, soaring
This is our home
We are one family
May all beings be happy
May all beings be at peace
May all beings be compassionate
May all beings be wise
So be it
Be it so.