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STUDY CIRCLE - 21st Century Enlightenment. Session Two, 4 March 2013

Kathryn B.
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GlobalNet21 STUDY CIRCLE - New Enlightenment, Session Two

Meeting Notes, Mar 4 2013

The links (at the end) follow from last time when we discussed many things including education, government, society, values, beliefs and the need for change to happen at an individual and global level.

Some people don’t want to change, or are afraid to change... to move out of their comfort zone. And/or they don’t see the game being played. Incentive to change?

Important to nurture opportunities in the young – commitment, discipline, intention & focus.

Motivation: greater, more fully in purpose. Align with purpose to motivate.

Meditation is school is a good idea.

Young – don’t believe they can change. Deep inside… victims, broken….versus self-love, self-esteem… subconsciously they don’t believe they deserve it. Dumbed down.

Subtle change, family experience. We are all connected…. But ‘we have to follow the policy of the company.’


Connect Ireland – a national model for international collaboration (win-win)
Models for the good of all / the good of all stakeholders. The Triple Bottom Line – accounting model that considers people, planet and profit.

Power structures – inclusive/exclusive
We all loved the Olympics – why? We all felt part of it.
Creative conflict. Empowerment. Personal responsibility.

TV programming v’s meet and talk

The amount of waking up is limited by the/your frame of reference. Unless there is a bigger framework…
Ken Wilber. SP dev/CU dev. Frames influence awakening.
Obstacles to enlightenment, enlightened structures, enlightened society. Shift – must take place at an individual level.

Technology – kit/info

Personal boundaries, interpersonal boundaries.
Comfort zone (stepping out of the media view), base around values. Preserve sense of control, even if drastic change. Align with agents of change.

Education is a gift to you, to your life: ‘I have a moral obligation to change’.

What is undermining our wellbeing?

There is powerful machinery in place to preserve banking.

Third sector, government contracting, the powers that maintain the system.

With so much wealth, why is there poverty?

Africa – China moving in – Resources – Historical context of all Empires.

New emerging models – what can we do? Are we ready for it?

Abuse – reaction- resilient

Collapse of system – it could lead to something worse, if remove existing structures. Clear vision of a new system. How, who, what look like. Otherwise your vision is impoverished (transition).

Complexity. We are more aware, informed, individuated and democratic citizens.

Spiritual renewal – resources, power, energy, conviction
New energy, empowered in face of complexity. Not interested?

Connection, hidden power… why here/ what is my purpose? Power, powerlessness. Groups, Movements. Influence.

Inertia – personal, systemic, individuated, cooperate/compete

CSR – Lip service. Charity – we protect it. Good thing.

The system serves the system, not the people. The system needs slaves. Class.


Stephen Hessel (who died in March) - his small books Engagez-vous (Get Involved) and Indignez-vous (Time for Outrage) are available online

Connect Ireland. - 'our country your opportunity'. a national model for international collaboration (win-win)

Triple Bottom Line. An accounting model that considers people, planet & profit.

Ken Wilber, Integral Theory. ex.html

Recent post by Marlise Karlin (who leads meditation in school initiatives)­e-rising-tide-of-powerl_b_2378295.html
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