Thursday, April 10, 2008

GrassRoots Gulf War Groups Needed

POWER OF Grass Root Organizations

Remeber what Margret Mead said:
never dubut forget that a small group of thoughtful
citizens can change the world indeed it is all that
ever has it not what we did that what matter, it
the nature of our beingness, that matters.

Inner & Outer Change
Researcher and futurist Stephan Schwartz discussed
his newest work on how individuals and small groups
can change history by practicing eight laws of social
change. These laws, observed by such groups as the
Quakers, tap into non-local consciousness (the part
of us that exists outside of time & space) and
highlight the interconnectedness & interdependence
of humanity.

Here are the laws that Schwartz has put together:

1) Individuals and groups must share a common purpose
or intent.

2) Individuals and groups may have goals, but must
not be attached to "cherished" outcomes.

3) The goal may not be reached in the lifetime of
the participants.

4) Accept and be OK with the idea that you might
not get credit for the the success of a goal.

5) Each person in the group must have equal status
in spite of any hierarchies.

6) Members must forswear violence by word, thought
and act.

7) People must make their private selves consistent
with their public postures.

8) Members must always act from the "beingness"
of life integrity-- knowing that other persons are
not exploitable resources.

He cited two women (Mairead Corrigan & Betty Williams),
who founded the Peace People of Belfast in 1976 and
went on to win a Nobel Peace as an example of ordinary
people who brought about change in the world.

Individuals of small groups make a difference.

What have social change the quakers have done-
of the sprit over a group.