[Springboard] 21st Century Contradicitons
icabombay at igc.org
Tue Nov 6 15:23:59 EST 2007
I have followed the dialogue on the OE list serve regarding the
updating of the HRN call for social pioneers in the three areas he
felt at that time where critical for the sensitive and responsive
ones to respond to. Since we are referring to the Guild as that
part of society that is sensitive and responsive to bringing forth a
new earth/new society/new humanness I think it is important that we
discern what the critical areas of contradiction are for our time. I
have been working on this for a couple of weeks and have developed
what for me are the contradictions that the Guilds (and the Order)
need to be addressing. I won't share them just yet, but would invite
everyone to think what would be your list. Next week sometime I'll
share my list and rationale.
There are many, many areas of concern and issues facing the world
today. So to try and discern the critical ones I applied the
following test. I asked "What societal contradictions, if not
addressed in the next 10-15 years will put the global society into a
tipping point of danger?" That is, although there are many issues
facing India today, I discovered a set that seemed to apply here as
well as in the developed world. Common contradictions that are
affecting us all and will "sink the ship" if we don't mobilize the
sensitive and responsive to creatively respond. I found brooding on
the imbalances of the Social Process as well as the Pressure Points
we discerned 30+ years ago to be helpful in my discernment for today.
Maybe by the time of the Junaluska event we will begin to see a
consensus of what these are and then we could perhaps do some writing
on them at the gathering as well as use them as a screen for what we
might be doing with the Guilds.
I look forward to hearing what you feel the Order needs to address.
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