Nathalie Legros

Nathalie Legros

Nathalie Legros holds a degree in space engineering and certificates in existential counseling and mediation. She has spent a great deal of her time in Brussels and European institutions, supporting the project of Integration and Peace in Europe. In her fieldwork with civil servants, through perspective to bring attention to ‘peace within,’ she introduced individual practices of resting (silent pauses) and collective practices of deeper inquiry and reflection (Bohm Dialogue Circles). She regards conflicts as fuel for transformation and is the author of the little book ‘Chouette, un conflit!’ for which the English translation is waiting for a publisher. In the context of the Monastic Inter-religious Dialogues (MID), she follows contemplative practitioners of different traditions in the mutual exploration of their experience. Today, she lives in a village in Belgium and gives priority to local engagement and dialogue in all its forms, including with nature.

Resilience

Essay

…The car is now standing still. I smell the disaster before I see it. A smell of fuel and burnt steel. Where are the kids? Not in the car. I look for them on the highway. I find their bodies. I take care of them until ambulances arrive. While running from one child to another, I discover strength in me.