Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A Vision for the New Year and Beyond, Part 1
A vision for the new year and beyond.
A vision, a sense of the possible, a sense of hopes, dreams
and values realized, a set of intentions, a desired future, and a vision of the
strategy to achieve the vision. It is not a fully operationalized, totally
practical step-by-step, do this then that view. It is a vision, a dream a set
of desired outcomes and strategies.
The vision/outcome is a world that works for everyone and
everything—a sustainable world that works compassionately to bring out the full
potential and best for everyone and everything.At its heart, this vision is based on a benign world view, one based on
cooperation, not competition, on both
community and individuals, both
spirit and science. This vision is based on values other than the dog-eat-dog,
exploitative, original sin view of life that have created, sustained and
maintained much of traditional western, capitalist, christian civilization.
How can we re-arrange our current political, social and
economic relationships so that they contribute to a sustainable world that
works compassionately to bring out the full potential and best for everyone and
everything in it? How can we look at our current political, social and economic
relationships, not in isolation--each with its own set of rules, principles and
outcomes, but as a whole, valuing them only if they contribute to a sustainable
world that works compassionately to bring out the full potential and best for
everyone and everything in it and tweaking them and changing them if they don’t.