Machines will replace a lot of jobs… best stick to the creative stuff…
First off we have a choice. Do you want to;
A: Play a positive part in changing the world for the better (Enabling the development of humanity).
B: Destroy life and the world?
Let’s assume we want to Play a positive part in changing the world for the better. Firstly we have to find a way of valuing ourselves. If society isn’t valuing us, we have to look within. Because if we don’t value (love, feel ok about) ourselves how are ever going to value anything else.
We have to find a way of giving people the space to rediscover the reason for their life. We have to value what’s going on, inside each of us, we have to give people space to engage, play, experiment and discover what makes them feel alive, we need to help people find a role, a way forward. A reason for getting up in the morning. Let people be themselves, play a part and make a positive difference.
What would the world look like if everyone was in their place and knew the way forward? engaged, fulfilled, active humans, contributing to society according to their skills and talents, playing a part. Making a difference.
We all want to play a part, But only by going through the isolation of finding out who we are do we find our place.
I see a world in which humanity is not reaching it’s potential, I see people blocked, passive and disconnected. I see people spending their time either giving up and watching videos of cats falling off sofas, or getting very angry. Either way leads to it’s own sort of death.
So I want to create a space that says, “What is it YOU want to do?”. A judgeless space where we can just come in, chill out, join in, and discover what we like to do. A space where you can begin to respond to those internal nudges to want to try or do something or engage with something – an activity, a place, a dream. Tiny things, huge things. The things we keep secret, keep buried because of fear.
A space that gives us permission and the confidence to bring our thoughts and ideas into the world. A space that encourages and enables and allows everyone to be themselves, play a part and make a difference. A space that uses the ideas of the community, to shape the community.
I believe our journey of reconnection starts with us realising and admitting to ourselves the things we love, and the things we want to do (beyond romance and the relationships). A space where we can switch off from the distractions of life, gather, and experiment with activities, and reconnect and realign ourselves again with who we really are. Creating this safe space, aside from what we would call the real world, to play and experiment and discover our lives, seems vital. Somewhere to respond to the internal nudges, the lights that go off in our minds, and to act on these ideas and actions.
If we can test our ideas against the questions; “Will it be good for me? Will it be good for the people around me? Will be good for the environment?” and answer with a ‘yes’, then we should be encouraged and be enabled to explore and do the next thing to help make those ideas become a reality.
I imagine a permanent space that sits and waits for us to come and be ourselves, that helps us find our place and way forward, gives us a reason to get up in the morning and allows us to be engaged in a meaningful life.
What will the world look like once everyone is a fully living humans? Will we, in some crazy way, create a balanced happy world just by being ourselves? I guess this is the experiment. Is worth trying? I say YES.
What sometimes happens when we get involved with something that helps others…
(pic from BBC site)
Human night, the open practice sessions (13th Dec)
- Invite the current group to bring and share something at the next one.
- “Who wants to offer something next time?” and if there is anyone, should we all put a pound in and buy them a human t-shirt, if it helps them feel like they’ve been given permission to try?
- Shall we practice being humans together first, then when we feel ready, invite others to join the group?
It seems to next natural step is to invite the current group to bring and share something at the next one. The Open Practice was initially about sharing the songs we we’re looking to play at a future gig. But I still find myself more drawn to creating a safe space, where what one carries can be freed and experienced by others, free from the judgements of the outside world. The idea of being given permission, by the group, to be yourself, play a part, and discover that by being those things, you can make a positive difference, seems to be at the core of my personal journey.
It’s easy to get ahead of ones self to imagine where one might be in another year. It’s good to have the vision (for me) of everyone in their place and way, fully aligned with themselves, expressing themselves, contributing. But the first step is always the next step, and until it’s taken we can’t know the one after. So ‘Human Night’ seems to need to say “Who wants to offer something next time?” and if there is anyone, should we all put a pound in and buy them a human t-shirt, if it helps them feel like they’ve been given permission?
YES!, A Game. This seemed a positive thing, with ideas being hatched. Maybe as a group we can support each other in pursuing those ideas.
It seemed to lead to these actions: