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What is Sum Mundus?
Sum Mundus means “I Am the World” in Latin. It is based on the premise that the world is a reflection of ourselves (our thoughts, words and actions) and as such if we want a happy, free, loving, kind, compassionate, fulfilled world… it is only up to us. Sum Mundus is an Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), based in Mexico City and Paris.
How did it start?
The idea to create Sum Mundus came to life (in Prague) during one of those moments of pure rapture that you cannot really describe with words but you feel truly blessed. We felt the urge to contribute to people’s lives in a way that we could help them experience such blissful feeling; because if you think about it, some of us do not have to worry about shelter, food, clean water or clothes. In some cases we even have had the chance to choose where we study, where and how we live, etc. Some of us are really lucky, considering that a big part of the global population does not have the same opportunities as others have had.
Unfortunately, not many of us stop for a moment to think about how fortunate we are, or even to thank (our parents, or the universe) for our fortune. Quite the contrary, as most of the times we are complaining about our “troubles” (like not having the latest phone or not having enough shoes). Media doesn’t help much either. We are frequently reminded of how many things we need to acquire to be happy and, worst of all, we are (even more often) led to believe that we live in an evil world. We are constantly encouraged to be afraid of each other, to make us feel we are imperfect, to cheat, to lie and even to kill.
Why was it created?
Sum Mundus ideals and mindset take the inspiration from different sources. Some of those sources are as ancient as the oldest texts. Nevertheless many of these messages of love, hope, inspiration and compassion seem to have been lost or distorted for the benefit of a few. For this reason, we believe that the more people spreading these kind of loving messages; the more we empower, encourage and enable others to do good, the better for all of us.
Who is Sum Mundus?
Sum Mundus core, so far consists mostly of two persons. Actually a couple: Rodrigo and Elise. Since that “epiphany” back in Prague both of us have built Sum Mundus, nevertheless we have been helped by different friends and family members along the way and we sincerely hope that we will attract as much people as possible, speacially now that we are an NGO. At the end we are all in the same boat together, we all live in the same planet and thus we share the same responsibility for it.
We often encourage our audience to ask themselves: “What kind of world am I?” “What kind of world do I want to be?”. If you frequently ask yourself the same questions and/or if our words resonate with you somehow please contact us! We certainly need your help! The world needs your help and passion!
Sum Mundus is as yours as it is ours!
Help you become aware that you are The Architect of the World.
Contribute to your development and happiness as we believe that a happy, fulfilled person is much more likely to engage in the betterment of her/his society: A happy person is compassionate because compassion is hard wired to happiness and action is fundamentally embedded to compassion.
Empower you by providing different tools and information, as simple and practical as possible to encourage you to take constructive action, and do good during the process.
Serve as a vehicle that connects and inspires each other.
Bring hope to a world that is craving for it.
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