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Share the change you want to see in the World – transforming from personal to collective responsibility

transformingIf you are a bit like me, chances are you will also see a lot of stalling ‘systems’ in the World and at the same time you see a lot of opportunities for improvement but don’t really know where to start. You might suffer from existential loneliness. You might have feelings like “why am I seeing so many misfits and why do so many people in my environment think everything is all quite ok?”.  You might even have experienced people saying to you “that every person has the birthright to their own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth” and thereby they trivalize any attempt to change or take some form of collective responsibility.

Many people still advocate the “be the change you want to see in the World” strategy which is very ok but also very convenient: now they don’t have to take collective responsibility. They now can say that it’s the reponsibility of the other. And hide away behind this because it’s convenient. But that’s ok. Not everyone is a “change agent”. So we need to help each other. The ones who are desperate for change but don’t know where to start and the ones who know where to start and are desperate to (unconditionally) help the others. What more would be needed for collective responsibility for those changes that need collective action because it benefits the collective?

Every change, small of great, incremental or radical, transformation or disruption allways starts with a single person. There just is no other way. So each of us have to take responsibility in fostering the change we so desperately want. It all starts with consciousness. Work on getting more conscious. Read a lot. Books. Internet. Listen a lot. Music. Other people talking. View a lot. Meditate a lot. Learn more and more to filter the real ‘news’ from the main stream media indoctrinated news designed to keep the current systems in tact. The more conscious you become, the more you will feel lonely (existential loneliness) and the more you will long to find ‘soulmates’ that share your worldviews but you will also feel increasingly more free and less enslaved. For me, this has been a beautiful personal experience which has made me so much stronger.

Your increased consciousness will make you become more and more aware of your own personal power. You start to discover how focus helps you walk away from the stalling systems and stalling approaches from the past. We need a lot of experimental/next practices, current “best” practices increasingly should be reconsidered again. You become more and more aware of the illusions you live in: the systems we as humanity have designed collectively and given our power or authority to, even if they hinder humanity’s progress. But these systems work now more and more against humanity than they are beneficial for us. Who wouldn’t want to change that so it helps us really progress? Start by talking about it, discussing it, making small local changes, experiment a lot bottom-up with new alternatives, share the results, build communities, change the system from within.

So take personal responsibility for the aspect of the change that you can handle. Ask for assistance for the parts you want to handle but cannot for whatever reason. Awaken the personal leader inside yourself. Find co-creating personal leaders that are willing to build this better World together with you. So that your personal leadership becomes collective responsibility taking. Start small. Ignore the current stalling systems and stalling approaches. They have their place too and should be loved for what they have brought humanity. Put no blame on people. It’s not the people, but the systems we collectively agreed upon that are sitting in our way. It was a giant learning experience from humanity to come to where the point we are now, let’s not forget that. And go on, and really progress humanity towards a we-all-benefit World. Leave behind the duality-driven, fear-based, competitive winner-takes-all World. It no longer serves humanity.

By sharing this article, I have taken the initiative to inspire you who is reading this, so you can inspire others. And because I think unconditional love for humanity benefits us all I post this message now from an unconditional love for humanity. I don’t expect anything in return.

Restarting after a blog sabbatical

sabbaticalsabbatical-1sabbatical-2Today I handled a comment from denisemward on an earlier blog We Need New Mastermindsetters To Help Change Humanity’s Mindset. Denise wrote: “I’m really enjoying this blog. In fact, are you still around?”  She inspired me to restart blogging, thank you Denise!

I stopped blogging at the end of 2013 and reserved 2014 for a ‘blog sabbatical’. During the blog sabbatical I decided to put more quality time in the development of my mental, emotional and spiritual growth. It has taught me a lot of new insights. It also taught me to let go more and more of things, activities, experiences, that hinder my own growth. So far, this has worked out as planned (yes, you can plan spiritual growth).

I think I will focus this year on blogging about my own growth and my inspiration for humanity progress. Don’t know yet if that will be on a regular or random base.  If you liked my earlier blogs, keep watching out for new ones!

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

If I Could Make A Wish…

wishFrom my spaceship I look at our beautiful harbour Gaia. I see her getting smaller and smaller and yet at the same time the gut feeling overwhelms me that we are treating her very bad because of our never-ending quest for over production and over consumption. But I also see some beautiful light coming in from space, on its way to help us. This light tells us that we are now ready to enter a new era. A new Golden Age, or maybe even a new Golden Millennium. Where governing based on scarcity is no longer the magical means for renewal based on growth, but governing based on abundance will lead us to renewal based on sustainability. My wish is that the credo “there are enough good goods for everyone, if everyone is prepared to accept that enough good goods are good enough” will come true.

The Beauty of Decomposition

road-insideWe humans tend to create new stuff more or less in an incremental way. We tend to create and then build things, analyze what we have built and compensate the flaws mainly on the exterior. Polishing here and there a little, small non-scary stuff. Often because we are scared to admit we made a judgement error when we designed something. These types of fears tend to keep us back from a more radical renewal (recreation). So to really re-create asks for more courage and true leadership. You sometimes need to decompose what you have created earlier, in order to recreate it into a new, better suiting style, more fit-for-purpose. When Marylin Monroe† still lived she once said: “sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together”. She was so right! Sometimes we deliberately need to let ‘good’ things fall apart so we can recreate better things. Then the trick is, to show respect for the ‘good’ things, agree with the ones involved that there is a better way do things and go for it together. So decomposition need not be scary at all, if we do it with the idea of a better win-win for all in mind, we can even enjoy the tearing apart of the old and the recreation of the new. Good luck with your quest for finding out your own beauties of decomposition and recreation!

The Beauty of Wei-Wu-Wei

wei-wu-weiIn our busy day-to-day lives we are accustomed to act. We like acting. If there is action, there is Energy. We like Energy. It stimulates our adrenaline. We cannot get enough of it. So far so good. But this never-ending quest for action, being ‘Busy’ as much as possible and getting adrenaline from the Energy it gives has also some detrimental side effects. It plays a part in sustaining the useless rat races. It plays a part in doing more than we can realistically handle. It plays a part in stimulating the never-ending quest for growth. It plays a part in not willing to accept the current situation. It plays a part in many other things. But there is light at the end of the tunnel! In Taoism already 300 years before Christ there was documented some kind of way out of this action-oriented handling. It was called Wei-Wu-Wei. It is a kind of art in itself. Using it’s tenet, it can help you thinking about what to do when a situation calls for a derived action (for example transforming an idea directly into action). Consciously using Wei-Wu-Wei principle it can help you stepping back and deliberately doing nothing. It requires being more consciousness of the situation and the willingness to slow-down at unanticipated moments. It might also require sometimes the willingness to accept that plans are only plans and need not be followed all the time. Or the willingness to accept that goals are ok but not ‘holy’ because the context had changed. Or the willingness to accept that taking time and just enjoying the here and now is sometimes better than relentlessly driving each other nuts in useless self-sustaining action loops. So the beauty of Wei-Wu-Wei is to consciously and situationally take a step back, relax and just enjoy in doing nothing because the indirect effect is better. Or slow down and rethink if the action you originally were planning to do was such a good idea. Good luck in your personal quest for finding out how to use the Wei-Wu-Wei principle.wu_wei

The Beauty of True Value

everything-is-energyDuring eons of human development, we have come to believe that value is in things. We created it as something which is outside of us. We wanted to make it rational and visible. But true value can only exist in your heart. True value is not something you can rationally measure or put down as a meaningless figure in some Business Case. True value is a frequency, an Energy. It’s something which is already in the air, invisible to our instruments but definitely not meaningless. It’s called love for your fellow human beings. The more love you send out in the Universe, the higher its frequency and the higher its value. Nothing can beat that value. And the greatest thing of all is: it is totally free. No Business Case needed. Just the mindset that we as humans should do the uttermost to help, care and love each other. Nothing more, nothing less. Good luck with your quest on finding out what True Value is and how you can create that value yourself.

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