Cyrielle Hariel's Heartbeat of the World, by Cyrielle Hariel
Edition Les Liens qui Libèrent, March 22, 2018 - 170 Pages
Ro give life to one's own heart, to meet that of others, to make "the heart of the world" beat. Cyrielle Hariel takes us on a journey, to meet those who are fighting for a better future together.
Lulled and inspired since her earliest childhood by the man in whom she sees her first "eco-humanist" Michael Jackson, she leaves on a humanitarian mission in 2014 to Bangladesh. Following this trip to meet the "Rohingya" ethnic minority, Cyrielle Hariel was diagnosed with a "hole in the heart", a congenital heart defect that urgently needs to be treated with a prosthesis called an "umbrella". A shocking announcement with astonishing consequences. From a new heart comes a new beginning and a new look, new perceptions, a definitively different understanding of the world. Having become a committed journalist, Cyrielle decides to take the floor by collecting the views of others.
The others are those "changemakers", those who, like her, change the world by looking at it differently. From the Nobel Peace Nobel Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to the feminist or ecological activists Vandana Shiva, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Deepark Chopra, Professor Yunus, Doctor Jane Goodall, Captain Paul Watson, or Pierre Rabhi: and so many social entrepreneurs, men and women who are finding solutions to the humanitarian and ecological crisis we are going through.
Tracing her journey and that of the people she interviews, this book is a singular story, but it is also a journey to the heart of life, of childhood, of our origins, of our looks, of our futures together. The journey starts from the heart, the one that beats within us, that can be sick, that demands our individual and collective attention. We travel the path of pacifism, of ecology, and understand over the pages that beyond the personal story, it is our collective history. That we must all together change our outlook in order to change the world.
An optimistic book, a hymn to all the actors of change that we are, for a more altruistic society. A message of peace, solidarity and humanity.
Journalist for Europe 1 and Ushuaïa TV, Cyrielle Hariel, who worked for Action Contre la Faim for a while, defends a "Green & Positive" vision of the world. The "heart", a symbol of her commitment and personal history, has become her signature.