A journey of self-discovery

The SHAPE Meeting is a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Over three days, participants delved into the depths of their being, exploring their past, present, and future through meditation, group sharing, and insightful tools. Its purpose is to create a safe environment where young individuals can rekindle hope and pursue their passions, aiming to make a positive impact on their surroundings. One companion shares, "I underwent a profound experience that touched my inner being. I recalled and reimagined it through different scenes, imbuing me with positive energy. Training served as an entry point into a journey and a way of life. We received the initial keys to its doors, allowing us to live a life of excellence, creativity, and become effective members of society."The name SHAPE stands for the five key elements of the program: Spirit, Heart, Abilities, Personality Experiences. The first day serves as an introduction, featuring the story of the eagle, motivating individuals to embrace change despite the associated pain. Additionally, Joe Harry's window acts as a tool for self-evaluation and growth, as companions reflect on the open, masked, blind, and unknown windows of their lives.The second day focuses on the Experiences card, where individuals reflect on past experiences, from childhood to the present, and understand their impact on their personalities. Companions delve deeper into their Personalities and Abilities, uncovering their distinctive characteristics, personal symbols, and areas of strength. This self-awareness empowers them to make informed decisions about their future goals and aspirations.On the third day, companions explore the Passion of the Heart card, discovering the fuel needed to propel their life's journey forward. They also delve into the realm of Spirituality, reflecting on their values, beliefs, and the meaning of life. They also explore the concept of legacy, considering how they want to leave their mark on the world.The impact of the SHAPE program on participants can be summarized as follows: reconciling with past experiences, accepting their influence on personal growth, and making a genuine decision to initiate change. A companion shares, "The past made me a stronger person. I underwent significant changes, and every weakness in my personality transformed into something beautiful and meaningful. My soul unearthed many treasures that I was unaware of."Moreover, the program enhances the capabilities and strengths of participants, guiding them towards their passions, ambitions, and life missions. It generates renewed positive energy and real hope, bridging the gap between dreams and reality. As one participant shares, "I found the peace and hope that were missing in our country. You made me laugh in all circumstances and made me believe in my own abilities."SHAPE helps individuals to build a strong sense of self-awareness and self-confidence. A companion expresses, "During these three days, I made peace with myself, reorganized my thoughts and priorities. I regained a sense of importance and self-esteem."According to statistics from a survey of 208 students across 7 groups, 97 percent expressed approval of the impact of SHAPE on their lives. The program has undeniably brought about positive change in their lives.

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