I came away from a recent workshop with three basic, interrelated ideas: core thoughts that I should be applying to everything in my life.
- Increasing diversity improves a system
- Respect and trust the natural system of life
- Support rather than control
My viewpoints, my opinions aren’t on the list. My particular slant on how the world should work isn’t what is important. What is important is that everyone, including me, has the intention that we are here to be helpers.
Our own experiences, backgrounds, and dreams are simply tools, a small part of the whole, to be used to support others and work to improve the world. Each of us is a contributor, and a force for change.
We are here to support others, and to be a healthy part of the world. Our contributions should focus on being a healthy component of the whole, an enhancement rather than a hinderance.
“If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.” (Eldridge Cleaver)
–Neal Lemery 10/17/2016