Happy Soul Food Friday & Happy 50th Birthday Earth Day!
“The Great Reveal”- Leveraging, Love, Conscious Leadership, and Resilience to Unmask Humanity’s Greatest Distortion & Manifest its Greatest Gift
“The greater the hiding, the greater the self-revelation”
Welcome to The Fourth Phase in Our Collective Evolution as a Species:
Phase 1- Beyond Conscience (Primero Ne’)- our first birth whether by creation, evolution or both
Phase 2- Dependence (FATE/Destiny) – Came with our reliance on “high priests” of many stripes to decode truth for us, and leaving us dependent on their erudition and validation. “Conform or be cast out.”
Phase 3- Independence (Renaissance/Free Will)- our self-reliance to find and hold our own truth. Our Promethean nature thought we had it all figured out and our quest for fire branded us both evolutionaries and heretics
Phase 4- Interdependence (Love, Global Awareness & Eco- Consciousness) in the post COVID era, portends our inextricable reliance on one another to not just survive as a “superspecies” and planet but thrive. We recognize implicitly that we are better together. Antiquated mechanistic models of yesteryear are replaced with dynamic living systems theory. Ego-systems take a back seat to eco-systems. We > Me.
Note: Each phase had its adaptive and maladaptive function and features, that rightly understood and applied leads to continued evol-ution (love spelled backward) or improperly considered assures our continued MAD-ness and likely extinction (MAD- mutually assured destruction)
In phase 4 the great reveal is making it abundantly clear how interdependent and interconnected we are. And how self-centered tribalism while highly adaptive in smaller groups and different times is untenable with more than 7 billion people requiring huge resources that are quickly outstripped by demand and inequity.
Today’s confluence of conditions; climate emergency, economic disparity, mass migrations, and now a pandemic reestablishes what is “normal”, demands that we wake up and shed the old and dated view of our skin of self (wrongly identified as just us in individual or localized communal form) and ties us unequivocally on the same rope- which we can either use to pull ourselves up and out of this crevasse, or use to hang ourselves.
“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately”- Ben Franklin
If/when the lessons, principles, practices and re-orientation of humanity hits critical mass, there will be no turning back to our ego-centric ways.
All of a sudden, the world was no longer flat. Bloodletting was not a best practice anymore.
Leading with head (wisdom not just smarts), heart (empathy/compassion) and guts (a bias toward right action) we will forge a new future for humanity and the planet, as soul subordinates ego and our new, deeper, more congruent and more accurate identification of self, unleashes our greatest potential and gifts. Love conquers fear, faith slays doubt, hope supersedes despair and herstory is rewritten for the better. Then and only then may we consider ourselves a superspecies (which I find arrogant, regardless)…
“The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love.
And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire!”–Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
One World Concert Finale: Let This Be Our Prayer
I can’t think of a more apt prayer/aspiration for our whole world today…
Wouldn’t It Be Nice If We Recommitted to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
When Will We Ever Learn?
Great Advice for Difficult Times: with Ozlem Brooke Erol:
😊to live life one day at a time 😊.
Otherwise it gets overwhelming. We don’t have all the answers yet. So it does not help to think so much about the future.
Here are other parts of my life here that help me:
💖Being surrounded by heart-centered people who are constantly working to bring humanity to a better consciousness level in my #humansfirst #greatworkcultures Future of Work Türkiye communities give me hope.
⭐️#purposeful living helps tremendously because even if we don’t have business coming in, we know what we are here to do. It keeps our minds and hearts busy. We pivot and see how we can be helpful in these times.
♥︎We all feel #grateful even more if all our loved ones are safe and healthy.
This is a picture I took in November when I was up in Morro Bay. It gives me peace to look at it.
I hope you love it too.
💙Thank you for making my life better by being here, sharing amazing valuable stuff, tagging me, including me in your meaningful conversations and even sharing what you learned from me. You keep me grounded and safe. 💙
Addressing the Strain the Coronavirus has put on America’s Food Supply Chain with José Andrés- 60 Minutes
Getting food to people in the U.S. has become an enormous challenge since the country has been gripped by COVID-19. Anderson Cooper reports on the charge being led, in part, by world-renowned chef José Andrés to make sure Americans have something to eat.
Andrés approach, speed to market and impact are completely awe inspiring!
BTW in the same vein, our Mission Fed Matching Grant Campaign for the San Diego Food Bank, has already raised
Thank YOU San Diego!
Getting Back Pain While Working From Home? An Ergonomics Expert Offers Advice
Don’t wait until it is too late!
Zoom Exhaustion is Real.
Here Are Six Ways to Find Balance and Stay Connected
Seeing the World Anew and Hearing the World for the First Time:
Thanks this week go to Brooke E, Tamika F and Larry H for some of this week’s contributions.
Would you consider paying this forward?