One World Flag- blog - Tag: quantum
An international symbol of diversity. A Bigger Flag to Fly. Spread the World!

 Drink First1 comment
picture 10 Apr 2008 @ 16:24
[excerpted from DoingIt!, June, 2006]

And it was as if I had crawled out of the desert, stumbled upon a pump from which to drink and had not the energy left to pump it.

But someone was there to pump for me.

And so I drank.

I drank.

I drank my fill. I rested. And was replenished.

With the energy to carry on again, I first happened to look over my shoulder.

Others were coming out of the desert, heading toward me… and the pump… and the life-giving water.

And so now it was I who pumped.

I stayed, in service, while they took their fill.

And all not only survived, but thrived.


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Often we wish to help… to do… to be in service… before we have ourselves been replenished. This is not the way it was intended.  More >


 Be Peace: A Call to Awareness17 comments
picture 10 Apr 2008 @ 01:20
[excerpted from DoingIt!, May, 2006]

We need to be for... more
than we are against.


May 1st. May Day. Traditionally a day of workers and the downtrodden of many cultures standing in unison against oppression and inequities of all kinds. A good day to be playing with the following concepts.

Earth Day. Martin Luther King Day. Bastille Day. Demonstrations, rallies, boycotts. Many days, many festivals, many protests… many occasions for the socially-conscious to show their support of the world and each other… by exposing that which they are against.

I have really been looking harder at current practices and ways of being in the world of causes and activism, how their effectiveness in many ways seems to be lagging, and how the well-intended and action-oriented seem to be chasing off a significant number of the like-minded. Of late, I have really felt myself leaving events organized by these well-intentioned ones with much heaviness, and fighting a sense of having less hope than that which I came in with. I support the ends of these, my people, but see that there is a disconnect between these and their means, that needs to be remedied here.

In seeking to create our shambhala, our place in the sun, our heaven on Earth, our peace… we need to remember to begin first with finding that peace within ourselves and bring that forward.  More >


 A Bigger Flag to Fly8 comments
picture picture 30 Jan 2008 @ 18:06
The home page of the One World Flag (www.oneworldflag.org) has buried within it an initially ominous sounding phrase-- "Now More Than Ever". This could be slightly misleading if one didn't know from whence it came.

It is not that this "Now" in which we are living is any worse than any "Ever" that has preceded it. I am not Chicken Little, and, perhaps more than most, I am certain that the sky is not falling. Rather, I feel as a "cheerleader for humanity" the constant call to urge us all on to higher and higher ideals, increased possibilities, more joy, expanded awareness, self-expression, sharing of our unique expressions, creations, selves, etc... at all times, and in increasing degrees as we are able.

Those who haven't tried seeing and maintaining the light through supposed darkness, the positive for all the so-called "reality" we are faced with, the forest for the trees... might consider such an outlook naive.

In the midst of myriad distractions, illusions, priorities, shiny baubles being waved at us from all directions... pressures, agendas, and all of the hubbbub, fal-da-ra, doodads, tchotchkes, flotsam and jetsam and information overload crossing our paths and jamming our radar...

... a little couple in Kansas--the heartland-- is attempting to sound two calm and steady voices from the wilderness, reminding us all to hold, from centered places between the cacophony and the din, the continued, expansive Vision of what is actually possible... despite all of the propaganda to the contrary.  More >


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