This chapter is not intended as an introduction but rather as a self-reflection by the author on the various experience and influences that inspired this project. The motivations of an internationalisation practitioner and a student and teacher of International Affairs are shared. The conviction and joy that stem from writing based on experience and practice is expressed. An attempt is made to define the spiritual approach. At the same time, its varied existing applications across different fields of human endeavour are surveyed. Some of the key debates that will be dealt with at length in forthcoming chapters are flagged and their interconnections are explored. The potential of internationalisation to instigate a paradigm shift in global higher education is rediscovered. The title of the chapter is Anadi—that which has no beginning. It is a celebration of the many valuable contributions that have already been made on the subject, coupled with the expression of a modest hope to join the conversation.
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