by Paul Banks, UK
I have just arrived home in UK having experienced the EDG live webcast … absolutely awesome! A huge thank you to all involved in pulling this technical extravaganza together to so many students around the world … Lovely to experience the great atmosphere again but what always really makes Universal Medicine so very special for me is the togetherness, and especially I must say the children. I never fail to become totally blown away when I see them just revelling in the love and the atmosphere that is known to all students everywhere … Serge, thank you for sharing such an honest and frank update on the travesty you are facing under the scrutiny of the Australian press. A man that can only speak from a position of love, the total injustice of it all left me completely and utterly choked. Totally lost for words in fact.
When I feel such injustice or adversity in my heart I always gain reassurance from an infamous quotation by Sir Winston Churchill when he said:
“Laws just or unjust may govern men’s actions. Tyrannies may restrain or regulate their words. The machinery of propaganda may pack their minds with falsehood and deny them truth for many generations of time. But the soul of man thus held in trance or frozen in a long night can be awakened by a spark coming from God knows where and in a moment the whole structure of lies and oppression is on trial for its life.”
In my professional life I work as an Auditor. I am sure that some would say, an auditor that loves, now there is a novelty! … I am known by all I work with to be strongly independent, certainly not persuaded by any latest whim or fad but moved by integrity, honesty, decency and inspired by those who courageously and tirelessly dedicate their lives in pursuance of making this world a better place for everyone … equally.
This is in essence what I believe life is all about, the progression of mankind in peace, love and understanding; and it is through the example of daily living I have witnessed in Serge and his family that has inspired me to take up the challenge of self love, deal with my issues so that I can hopefully reflect a difference, and that others around me can also have this opportunity to do the same. It is through self love that we are best able to help others and the many heart warming and eloquent accounts from the students will testify just as to how our lives can be enriched if we so choose. To close I would like to return back to another remark by Sir Winston Churchill …
“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope.”
… from Serge’s inspirational dedication to life we can now add the word “love”.
Serge, thank you once again most deeply.