Jimmy Ung

is creating a Book on Privilege and Mindfulness.

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SHAPING PRIVILEGE:
CHANGING THE WORLD AND OURSELVES THROUGH MINDFULNESS.

What if the key to World Peace, depended less on social, political and economic systems, and more on the systems through which our Minds represent, interpret and operate in the world?

In Shaping Privilege, I want to explore how we can develop a clearer and more practical understanding of the concept of Privilege, by focussing on the different forms it can take, and how it affects dynamics of power at a personal, social and systemic level, as well as its resulting ethical implications.

By reshaping the way we understand privilege, I believe we can make better sense of the world around us—an essential condition for true inner and outer peace. How can we be truly at peace in a world we don't understand?

As such, to positively transform our behaviours, not just our beliefs, I believe that an intellectual appreciation of privilege, by itself, is insufficient. That is why I also want to investigate how Mindfulness can help us better integrate a more profound awareness of Privilege in our daily lives, by focussing on the various resources and capacities we do have, rather than waiting to attain idealized conditions that are often elusive and not all that necessary in order to generate meaningful impacts.

Ultimately, my goal for this book is to empower readers by reinforcing our capacity to make decisions that better align our collective values with our personal circumstances.

Blending reflections that emerge from disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, sociology, economics and spirituality, the book will be an invitation to take part in introspection, reflections and the discovery of insights about your mind and our world, that are innovative, practical and caring for both our individual and collective well-being.


ABOUT JIMMY:

I believe in people and have had the privilege of working in a broad range of sectors ranging across International Development, Governmental Relations, Politics, Nonprofits, University Research, Software Development and Retail

Curiosity, Humility and Dialogue are at the heart of how I approach learning and sharing with others. It's also what has brought me here, to this project..

Over the years, I've had the privilege of meeting inspiring people and traveling to over 35 countries for personal, civic and professional engagements. This includes riding motorcycles through 40'000 km from Canadian Labrador to Argentine Patagonia, allowing for hundreds of face-to-face conversations and formally interviewing over 200 individuals in 18 countries about what they found most meaningful in their lives. ( Discover the project: here )

These encounters have been deeply transformative for my outlook on life and given me a unique perspective on what we all fundamentally share; a capacity to find meaning and happiness regardless of social, cultural and economic conditions, and moreover, a responsibility to become more aware of our interdependence, understanding it, and learning how to navigate through it, if we are to live together peacefully and overcome the challenges that face humanity.


ABOUT THE BOOK PROJECT:

The idea of this project: A journey that will become a Book..! Emerges as an answer to my search for a vehicle that can qualitatively leverage my thoughts, reflections and lived experiences, in order to respond to key societal issues that relate to themes such as globalization, identity, politics, cultural diversity, spirituality, social justice and self-improvement. My hope is to offer a set of unique perspectives and useful insights that would be grounded in a deeper understanding of the concepts of privilege and mindfulness than what we are currently exposed to in public discourse and existing published material.

In a world which I fully acknowledge, is already full of books about relatable topics, I have reflected in lengths about what another publication could contribute to the written landscape. In exploring this venue, I have come to realize that very little has actually been written about the subject of Privilege on its own, and even less so from the perspective of connecting it with Mindfulness. The latter subject has grown exponentially when it comes to self-care or improving efficiency in workplaces, but much less from a social justice perspective, which I intend to integrate.

That is why this project is so important to me, and why I want to dedicate the next year of my life to Researching, Interviewing, Thinking, Learning and naturally, Writing... on Privilege and Mindfulness! In order to create a unique body of knowledge that will be captured in a book, but also shared through my continued speaking engagements and facilitation work.


Project Timeline:

  • Crowdfunding and Patronage: January 2019 + 
  • Weekly posts on Patreon from January onwards!
  • Research, Interviews & Writing: January 2019 - November 2019
  • Selection of Publisher: Summer/Fall 2019
  • Editing and proofreading: November 2019 - December 2019
  • Printing: Winter 2019/2020
  • Book launch: Winter/Spring 2020
  • End of Patreon Commitment: December 2019 / January 2020


WHY A PATREON PAGE?

For this Book to become a reality, I am fortunately not short on ideas, nor of brilliant people around who inspire me.

However, I do need financial resources to sustain my independent work in order to fully dedicate my Time and Energy towards creating the most authentic and transformative Book that I can! 

My current sources of income from working part time as an independent educational consultant with a few schools are rather modest and not yet stable enough nor sufficient.

I acknowledge that it is a privilege to receive support for such an endeavour and my commitment is to dedicate these efforts towards creating value for you and others who share common desire to support original, purpose driven creative work.
Naturally, I will be posting exclusive content on this Patreon page along the way and share more intimate reflections about the process and journey itself!

To learn more about what brought me to this project and what I mean by Privilege and Mindfulness, please visit: www.panamjimmy.com/shapingprivilege

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at: [email protected] 

Thank you for your kind support!  "Together, We Can Go Further!"
- Jimmy

Goals
16 of 100 patrons
My goal is to reach 100 Patrons at an organic pace. Of course, it's about the financial support I need in order to dedicate myself fully to Reading, Listening, Convening People, Thinking and Writing about Privilege and Mindfulness. But it's also about feeling the moral support of my community as I take a leap of faith towards exploring themes that resonate deeply within me and which I believe are central to our psychosocial evolution!

What I learn through my research, will be yours to discover!
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