HEALING THE BEING TO BE
Check out the work developed by the NGO CuraSer, which has, by serving food, the bridge to embrace the deepest needs of the being, through deep listening.
PROJECT NAME: Ong CuraSer
CITY: Rio de Janeiro, RJ
DESCRIPTION: The NGO CuraSer carries out a program that, by serving food, clothing, and personal hygiene supplies, builds up a way to establish deep listening relationships with the homeless people of Rio de Janeiro, in order to strengthen the dignity of the human being.
PEOPLE SERVED: Homeless people
STARTING YEAR: 2017
PERSON IN CHARGE: Simrat Kaur
To serve by listening. And by listening, to be with the other. And by being with the other, to heal the self.
This is the purpose and work developed by the NGO CuraSer, an institution that was created in Rio de Janeiro in 2017, fostered by teachers and students of Kundalini Yoga, with the mission of bringing healing to people in situations of social vulnerability through love. More than providing assistance, it serves to transform the external and internal reality of the beings who are experiencing this serving.
A program that, by serving food, clothing, and personal hygiene supplies, builds up a way to establish deep listening relationships with the homeless people of Rio de Janeiro, in order to strengthen the dignity of the human being.
Between listening and performing, various actions are woven together:
- Collection of food, clothes and personal hygiene supplies.
- Food preparation.
- Setting up a service and listening space in a city square.
- Listening, listening, listening.
- Take care that the needs that arise are welcomed and addressed.
- Build partnerships to solve the demands that arise.
- Carry out feedback and follow-up until a definitive solution is found.
For those who need help, a listening ear counts for a lot and a laugh heals. Food nourishes the body and presence nourishes the soul.
With the arrival of the pandemic, CuraSer's work was suspended. Several changes of direction took place in those who were in charge of the project. And the invitation was to incubate and reevaluate.
However, for those who live on the streets, the presence and the now, more than ever, are necessary. And, more than a year and a half after the actions were suspended, with the control of the pandemic through vaccination, returning to the activities in the squares is possible. Furthermore, new groups of Kundalini Yoga teachers, eager to serve, bring up the possibility of reorganizing a pilot action, with new perspectives and new ways of partnership.
The NGO CuraSer is still alive inside each one of those who have woven this story, as Simrat Kaur points out. And for this reason, in every opportunity it is reborn, sustaining the purpose of spreading love through presence and welcoming.