I’ve spent many years researching and writing about global issues. I’m now shifting focus from books to the web, and linking to like-minded people and organizations. If you’re curious to know more about me and my work, visit Human Solutions Now.
I share the belief that we are in a global emergency. To achieve global emergence requires urgent action or we will end up with global catastrophe instead. I also believe that inner transformation of our worldview and consciousness, and healing of our emotional traumas are prerequisites for success in outer transformation of our families, communities, societies, and species. So much, I imagine, is common ground amongst members of WorldShift 2012.
As a new member of WS 2012, I ask:
Following are a few initial thoughts. When I look at WS 2012, I see an organization with:
So how are we going to change the world?
I was brought up to believe that comparisons are odious, but when I look around at some activist organizations I see:
OK, so these organizations are focused on outer action, on practical reform. But they are putting into practice inner values that I think we probably all share. Things like grassroots democracy, community, non-hierarchical structures, human rights, environmental protection, sustainability, peaceful resolution of conflicts, and more. Could it be that they are achieving inner transformation of the world through engagement with specific practical reforms? What can we learn from this for WorldShift?
On the other hand, what is it that these campaigning organizations lack that WS 2012 might bring if we joined forces? Meditation and other practices? A greater sense of the meaning and purpose of life? A sense of the universe as living and conscious? Diverse methods of inner healing that bring self-esteem, empowerment, inner harmony and more? What else? How can we best bring these gifts to the campaigners of the world?
Please post your ideas in response – I’d love to spark a vigorous discussion here.