Through a great presentation on being inspired to make a difference in the world by getting involved and creating community through compassion, contribution, and connection. We believe that when people come together, change can be made.
When we gain a sense of community, separation dissipates, leading to happier, healthier, more compassionate human beings. When this happens then we are more interested and willing to contribute to the well-being of others.
Some of us touch other people’s lives in our daily interactions by doing our best at what ever it is that we do. If we work in a profession where we do not have direct contact with people, we still make a difference in their lives with the products we create or services we offer. Some of us make time to volunteer in various ways where we connect with children or animals, or help others learn to read, or participate in a community garden. Multiple opportunities exist to be of service and make connections with each other.
People come together, at first thinking about getting their own needs met for safe, affectionate touch. But they soon realize it is about giving as well as receiving. Whether they are being touched or doing the touching, it is reciprocal, and nurturing for everyone involved. After a few minutes, there is no difference between giving and receiving; it feels just as good to touch as to be touched. And this is the way all of life should feel when the barriers between YOU and ME dissipate, and we recognize that “We are One.”
What does this phrase “We are One” mean? We seem to be hearing and seeing it more and more often. It is what community is all about – coming together in UNITY. What happens to one of us, happens to all of us. Whether it is a fatal shooting, or a simply wounding with words, we are all victims to the violence that we are surrounded by. Sometimes it seems no matter which way we turn, we are being violated by GMO products or some other pesticide in our food source, or bombarded by political or religious actions that seem totally out of our control. We shield ourselves from this by shutting down to the good and the possibility of change in the world when we succumb to helplessness. We learn to be helpless when we make it all about ME and do not feel there is anything that I have to give to YOU.
A simple gesture of caring, a smile, or a kind word can make a huge difference in someone’s life. When we open to the idea that “everyone matters” and that everyone is important no matter what they are doing. When we accept each other without judgment about who’s way of thinking or acting is Good or Bad, we are able to open our hearts as well as our minds to this concept of “We are One.”
What ways have you found to make a difference in the world?
Harnessing the power of social networking to foster social resonance.
“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We have to think with a new mind.” Albert Einstein
Social media is a fascinating medium through which cleverly crafted experiences spread like wildfire throughout hundreds of millions of users within an astonishingly short period of time. Many people have the sense that there is something more to the phenomenon, perhaps an untapped potential beyond tending and feeding virtual farms and pets.
An examination of the social media space for applications focused on improving our world, however, reveals only a few efforts. Most noteworthy is the Facebook-based app Causes. Though little more than a bumper sticker-like badge on one’s profile, the app became the platform’s second most active, enlisting 100 million users. Causes is a clear indicator both that we are ready to come together to improve our world, and that social media affords an effective means to do so. However, it has failed to leverage their effort in any actionable way.
It is well-documented and increasingly accepted that consciousness can effect change in reality. Studies continue to empirically demonstrate this, not only at the quantum level, but at scale from individuals modifying the structure of DNA to groups of mediators lowering crime citywide.
That it does so and why are outside the scope of this document. This is not entirely a surprise; the knowledge of this ‘internal technology’ exists, but has become latent. Some form of prayer is encoded into nearly every belief system on Earth. It is described by many methods, among them living from the heart, meditation, heart coherence, and psycho-physiological coherence. Whatever name/philosophy tool-set may resonate with us, it is time we rediscover and embrace this tool.