When we define and label others we make them less.
A person who happens to have black skin.
A black person.
A person who chooses to follow the jewish faith.
A jewish person.
A person with light hair
A blonde person.
A person who is very good with computers.
A technical person.
The more succinct the label, the more likely it is to carry some degree of pejorative energy, making the person less (than us?)
All these labels focus on only one aspect of the the person, and seeks to lump them all together with other people ‘like them’ – separate.
Something judgeable, “Not like us” (whoever the heck “us” might be!)
And they ignore all the multifaceted gorgeousness that the individuals are.
When we name them ‘something-or-other’ we are making them not something else – maybe even not everything else?
Black; not white
Jew; not my religion (or not the other religions)
Blonde; not brunette (or not bright, or not undesirable, or lots of other loaded interpretations!)
Nerd; not social
… even Conscious; not stupid!
What if we were all part of one big thing, mankind, even consciousness?
What if every attempt at creating separation – at being separate – was just a false concept, designed to keep us unconscious, unconnected, divided, impotent?
And what if we could choose something different? Right now.
I just read The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly – it’s a nice little tale of a business that wakes up to its role in helping the people who work for it to be the best version of themselves they can be.
The way they do that is by appointing a “Dream Manager” whose job is to help employees to first dream up, and then realise the things they really want from life. In the story, that’s everything from owning their own home to simply having a proper Christmas.
It got me thinking – maybe the real reason organisations exist is not, as I have thought up until now, to help people bring their talent to the world, but simply to help them be happy. Of course, they can probably be happier if the work they do is intrinsically meaningful, but perhaps this ‘dream manager’ approach is a good way to deal with those who find themselves having to do mundane work.
What do you think?
I was participating today in an Access Consciousness vision body process class, and we were discussing how maybe being issued with glasses was making our eyes lazy, relying on the corrective lenses rather than strengthening their own ability to correct weakness. That got me thinking about all the other tech we have come to rely on, to help us do stuff we don’t think we can do without it.
What if all this tech as actually just getting in the way of us finding more natural, innate ways to do what we have turned to tech for?
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It’s simple really. With seven billion of us here sharing planet earth, everything any one of us does has the opportunity to impact, directly or indirectly, any one of the other seven billion.
Each action affects those around us, and cannot help but affect the actions they take – maybe only in small ways, maybe greatly. And each of their actions affect those around them. Actions squared. And theirs affect the next layer. Actions cubed. Then actions to the fourth power … and 5th, 6th, 7th, … all the way up to the 7 billionth power.
Nothing we do, think or say in life is insignificant; everything has the potential to go the to 7bnth power. Life 7bn
This site is where I share my more far-out musings and ponderings on how we create a world that is more compassionate, more effective, and more fun to live in. Feel free to challenge anything I post – the deeper the conversations go, the more chance we have of changing the world.
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