In his book, Conversations with God, Book 4, God relates to Neale Donald Walsch that humans on Earth have all the resources necessary for everyone to live plentifully. There is enough clean water, food, and technologies to sustain the planet easily. So why do we suffer from such apparent need and lack? According to God, as related to Neale, we are not deprived of resources; we are deprived of having enough people who Care. With enough people who Care, all these problems would be solved easily.
Wow!! That hit me like a bullet. Really. Not enough people who Care.
In case you haven’t noticed, we are at a huge crossroads in our socio-political world. People and institutions are displaying dysfunctional and often self-destructive behaviors.
Everyone within these institutions runs on an outdated program of leadership that is based on hierarchical rules.
The game requires players to accumulate their power by climbing to the top. Accumulating power requires that we must take power from others. Once we get to the top, we must keep taking it from others to sustain ourselves.
Ever wonder why Burnout and Compassion Fatigue have become epidemic in all these institutions? The majority of people are giving their power to the few at the top.
Vision for the New Decade:
Transforming a Culture of Conflict to a Culture of Care
Creating a Culture of Care
Our Vision is to transform the culture of conflict and create a Culture of Care. If we want to transform something, then the first place to start is with us. That means all our volunteers, practitioners, teachers and Board of Directors must practice Radical Self Care. They must walk the walk to become Conscious Care Givers.
It also means that The Center itself, as an organization, must also practice Radical Self Care. As an organization in 2020, we will move through the same steps of the Radical Self Care Process that our individual community members move through, as we strive collectively to become A Consciously Caring Organization.
Within this culture of care and coaching, our leaders are expected to consciously hold space, give guidance, support and coach people to be their best self. People with the skills to be their best selves, create good relationships with others and their communities. They bring joy and fun to their lives and their workplaces, love learning and practicing new things and bring care and compassion to their overall work performance.
If you are desiring to transform your life or work, we have group Radical Self Care Coaching classes starting in February. We also offer individual Radical Self Care Coaching programs. If your desire is to become a more consciously caring organization, we can bring our Radical Self Care Coaching process to your staff and workplace.
I know the holiday season is upon us and for many of us, instead of feeling gratitude and grace, we are feeling stressed, exhausted and depleted. We can’t seem to catch up. The world seems to have turned upside down and there is a very conflictual polarization that is showing itself everywhere.
Our Vision at TCFCC is to Create a Culture of Care. Yes, we want to Transform the Culture of Conflict that seems to have penetrated all systems and Create a Culture of Care.
How, you may ask? How do we mere mortals in the small town of Brick, NJ start to change this conflictual space we find ourselves in and create a space of Care, Cooperation and Respect?