An open space for global conversation
Two insights that I wanted to share two insights with you that have emerged for me while participating in the OC online conversations.
It seems that our collective way of thinking (which we are usually unaware of) is what can collapse the movement's potential. I believe the following transitions of awareness are crucial to OC's ability to create and sustain true transformation and change:
1- A SHIFT OF FOCUS FROM DIRECTED LEADERSHIP TO INDIVIDUAL EMPOWERMENT
2- A SHIFT OF FOCUS FROM UNIFIED ALIGNMENT TO INTERDEPENDENT CONNECTION
Maybe we begin an online list here at OC.org that becomes a set of guiding principles for sustaining OC's ability to create change. Is anyone interested?
This feels SO right to me, Vic. I think it's important to point out that such a framework empowers action, around which there is both a deep hunger and a constricting fear (i.e. that it won't emerge and the movement will "fragment").
How can we frame the "interdependent connection" idea in a way that allows people to see coherence and convergence at the highest level, i.e. to see Occupy as a "whole" in some sense even as its energies move on divergent paths? (a la Humanity 4.0?)
That's what this is about. And this. And this (an exchange). And probably others I've posted.
Vic, let's take this further.
I'm in on that David. I'll put my seat belt on. Where would you like to go?