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Transmutation – Bewusstseinswandel

 

Inhaltsverzeichnis (verbergen)

  1. 1. Zunehmender Bewusstseinswandel
  2. 2. Gesellschaftlicher Wandel
  3. 3. Vier Paradigmen von Bewusstsein und Wandlung (Stichworte)
  4. 4. Wandlungsgeschichten
    1. 4.1 Wandlung durch tiefere Erkenntnis
    2. 4.2 Wandlung der Dinge
  5. 5. Wirkung und Schicksal menschlicher Wandler/Katalysatoren
    1. 5.1 Der Einfluss der Frau
    2. 5.2 Umwandlung während der Ehe
    3. 5.3 Die Not der Wandler
    4. 5.4 Los des Wahrheitssprechenden
  6. 6. Gelassenheits-Gebet
  7. 7. Zitate zum Thema Transformation
    1. 7.1 Zitate allgemein
    2. 7.2 Zitate von David R. Hawkins
    3. 7.3 Zitate zum Thema Mehrheiten – Minderheiten
    4. 7.4 Die ärgste Tollheit
    5. 7.5 Brief general quotes
    6. 7.6 General quotes
    7. 7.7 Quotes on majorities – minorities
    8. 7.8 Much madness
    9. 7.9 Quotes by David R. Hawkins
    10. 7.10 Quotes by Carl Gustav Jung
    11. 7.11 Quotes by Barack Obama
  8. 8. Englische Texte – English section on Transformation
    1. 8.1 Incomplete timetable of paradigmal shifts
    2. 8.2 Eight statistically confirmed laws of social change
    3. 8.3 Nine principles of successfully navigating change
    4. 8.4 Value shifts after an an epiphany (quantum change)
    5. 8.5 Stories of Transformation
    6. 8.6 Transformation by deeper insight
    7. 8.7 Lifelong intention of transformation
    8. 8.8 Transformation of things
    9. 8.9 Human catalysts – effects and fate
    10. 8.10 Changing spouses in longterm marriages
    11. 8.11 Predicament of catalysts – initiators of change
    12. 8.12 Distress of the ones who speak the truth
    13. 8.13 Scientist of joy – Patch Adams
    14. 8.14 Future trends – Ray Kurzweil
  9. 9. Links zum Thema Transformation
    1. 9.1 Literatur
    2. 9.2 Literature (engl.)
    3. 9.3 Externe Weblinks
    4. 9.4 External web links (engl.)
    5. 9.5 Audio- und Videolinks
    6. 9.6 Audio and video links (engl.)
    7. 9.7 Audio and video links – Ray Kurzweil
    8. 9.8 Audio and video links (engl.) – Michael Meade
    9. 9.9 Audio and video links (engl.) – Hans Rosling
    10. 9.10 Inspirational short movie
    11. 9.11 Interne Links

 

 

Blauer Morphofalter

 

Es gibt zwei Arten des Todes:
⚑ Der eine ist der natürliche Tod, den man nicht vermeiden kann.
⚑ Der andere aber ist der Tod des sinnlosen Lebens und der Anfang des sinnvollen Lebens.
Dieser philosophische Tod ist gleichbedeutend mit dem Leben des Philosophen, [...] ist Kampf um die großen Probleme und Aufgaben des Lebens.

Johannes Theodorakopoulos, Die Hauptprobleme der Platonischen Philosophie. Heidelberger Vorlesung 1969, S. 73, Martinus Nijhoff Verlag, Den Haag, 1972

 

 

 

Schmetterling Brenthis hecate, Italien

 


 

Zunehmender Bewusstseinswandel

Im Laufe der Evolution hat die Menschheit mehrere existentielle Krisen erlebt, die nach einer Störungsphase letztlich jeweils in einer Transformation des allgemeinen Bewusstseinsniveaus resultierten.

Gesellschaftlicher Wandel

Viele kleine Leute
an vielen kleinen Orten,
die viele kleine Schritte tun,
können das Gesicht der Welt verändern.

Afrikanisches Sprichwort

Auf der Basis von Ebenbürtigkeit, menschlicher Würde und Respekt gegenüber der legitimen Rangfolge kann sozialer Wandel eintreten, wenn:

  • sich eine kritische Masse von authentischen, integeren Menschen guten Willens in einem Gruppenfeld bildet, das den Seinsgrund wahrt und
  • dauerhaft eine gemeinsame gewaltlose Intention beibehält,
  • während es gleichzeitig akzeptiert, dass diese möglicherweise nicht zu Lebzeiten der Beteiligten erfüllt wird, die für ihr Bemühen vielleicht nicht anerkannt werden.
Quellen (engl.):
Stephan A. Schwartz, Ph.D., US American futurologist [Zukunftsforscher], THE POWER – The Eight Laws of Social Change [Acht Gesetze des sozialen Wandels], Powerpoint presentation
► Audio interview with Stephan A. Schwartz, Ph.D., US American futurologist, The Eight Laws of Social Change, presented by Blogtalkradio Paranormal Perceptions, host Dee Disparti, aired 17. January 2008

 

Öffentlicher Appell

  • Gesellschaftlicher Wandel wird sich erst einstellen, wenn die Menschen über Wirkmacht verfügen. Er erfordert einen neuen Ausdruck von Macht, eine friedsame Form von Macht. Nicht nur mangelnde Empathie lässt Konflikte und Leiden weiterhin bestehen, sondern auch die fehlende Wirkmacht, insbesondere die friedliche [nicht-raubtierhafte] Macht und Zivilcourage. Wir brauchen nicht nur Empathie, um die Welt zu verändern, sondern auch empathische, mitfühlende Menschen mit Heldenmut, die Situationen, in denen gelitten wird, thematisieren und obendrein eine Form von Macht anwenden, die Veränderung auslöst, indem sie Menschen zur Rechenschaft zieht, ohne selbst missbräuchlich zu agieren. Wir brauchen mehr als nur Empathie, und mehr denn je brauchen wir empfindungsstarke, mitfühlende Einzelne, die Wirkmacht und Zivilcourage entwickeln, um solchen Konfliktherden zu Leibe zu rücken. Andernfalls nehmen lediglich Tyrannen und Soziopathen Machtstellungen ein.
Quelle: ► Audiointerview mit Linda Kohanov, US-amerikanische Reitlehrerin, Pferdetrainerin, Dozentin, Autorin, A New Interview with Linda, präsentiert von US-amerikanischen Webradio Attunement, Gastgeber Anthony Write, Minute 50:56, 52:50 Minuten Dauer,
eingestellt von Eponaquest, multidisziplinäre Bildungsorganisation, ~3. Mai 2013

Vier Paradigmen von Bewusstsein und Wandlung (Stichworte)

1. Entweder Oder
2. Sowohl als Auch
3. Weder Noch
4. Alles Wirkliche

Wandlungsgeschichten

Wandlung durch tiefere Erkenntnis

Was bewegt die Fahne?

 

Vor seiner Ordination zum sechsten Patriarchen des chinesischen Chan-Buddhismus traf
der vorzügliche Meister Hui Neng (638-713) im Shaolintempel Bup Sung Sa ein.
Dort wurde er Zeuge eines Streitgesprächs zwischen zwei auf einem Felsen sitzenden Mönchen,
die über eine am Mast flatternde Fahne diskutierten.

Einer meinte: Die Fahne bewegt sich.
Der Andere warf ein: Der Wind, nicht die Fahne, bewegt sich.
Hui Neng gab zu bedenken: Was sich wirklich bewegt, ist weder der Wind noch die Fahne!

Verblüfft über seine ungewöhnliche Antwort auf ihre Streitfrage, fragten die beiden Mönche den Weisen:
Was bewegt sich denn wirklich?
Hui Neng erwiderte: Euer Geist bewegt sich!
Wumen Huikai (1183-1260) chinesischer Meister des Chan-Buddhismus, Song-Dynastie, Sammler und Kommentator des Werks Die torlose Schranke [Wumenguan], Sammelband mit klassischen 48 Koans

 

Wandlung der Dinge

 

  • Einst träumte Dschuang Dschou, dass er ein Schmetterling sei, ein flatternder Schmetterling, der sich wohl und glücklich fühlte und nichts wusste von Dschuang Dschou.

Blauer Schmetterling
Plötzlich wachte er auf: da war er wieder wirklich und wahrhaftig Dschuang Dschou.
Nun weiß ich nicht, ob Dschuang Dschou geträumt hat, dass er ein Schmetterling sei, oder ob der Schmetterling geträumt hat, dass er Dschuang Dschou sei, obwohl doch zwischen Dschuang Dschou und dem Schmetterling sicher ein Unterschied ist.
So ist es mit der Wandlung der Dinge.
Dschuang Dschou [Chuang-tzu, Tschuang-tse, Meister Zhuang] (~365-290 v. Chr.) chinesischer Philosoph, Dichter, Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland, entstanden im 4. Jht. v. Chr., übersetzt von Richard Wilhelm (1873-1930) bedeutender deutschsprachiger Sinologe, Theologe, Missionar, Übersetzer [von Werke von Zhuangzi], Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland, entstanden im 4. Jht. v. Chr., Ende von Buch II, 12, 1912

Wirkung und Schicksal menschlicher Wandler/Katalysatoren

Der Einfluss der Frau

  • Ein frommer Mann hatte ein frommes Weib, aber sie hatten keine Kinder.
    Da sprachen sie: Unsere Ehe bringt dem Heiligen, gelobt sei er, keinen Nutzen.
    Und der Mann gab seiner Frau den Scheidebrief, und sie trennte sich von ihm.
    Er heiratete in zweiter Ehe eine böse Frau, und die machte ihn zu einem Bösewicht.
    Die Geschiedene wiederum heiratete einen bösen Mann
    und verwandelte diesen in einen frommen.
    Ob der Mann gottlos wird, ob der Mann fromm wird – alles bewirkt die Frau.
Talmud, Hauptschrift des Judentums, Midrasch Bereschit r. 17, 7

Umwandlung während der Ehe

Gespräch unter Eheleuten kurz nach der Hochzeit

 

Ehemann zur Ehefrau: "Ich hoffe, dass du dich nie veränderst."
Ehefrau zum Ehemann : "Ich [wir] müssen dich verändern."
Frauen verbessern Männer. Ja, das tun sie, vorausgesetzt, ihr Männer bringt sie nicht schon vorher um.
Die Frau als Wandlungsvermittlerin tut Männern gut. Sie mögen es zwar nicht. […]
Die gute Botschaft ist, dass Frauen einen Mann im Allgemeinen dorthin bringen können, wohin sie wollen.
Sie müssen dabei allerdings bedenken, dass sie sich auf ein Langzeitprojekt von zwanzig, dreißig Jahren Dauer einlassen.
Mark Gungor, US-amerikanischer Pastor, Bühnenunterhalter, Eheberater, internationaler Referent, undatierter Vortrag, teilweise hier: A man still does not do anything, YouTube Film, 1:23 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 21. Januar 2011

 

  • Nur einer von tausend Männern ist ein Führer von Männern – die anderen 999 folgen den Frauen.
    Aussage eines Gastes in der US-amerikanischen TV-Show You Bet Your Life, Gastgeber Groucho Marx (1890-1977) US-amerikanischer Komödiant, Entertainer, Schauspieler, 28. März 1951

 

Die Not der Wandler

  • Und zu bedenken bleibt hiebei,
    • wie kein Beginnen schwieriger,
    • für den Erfolg nicht zweifelhafter,
    • noch misslicher in der Durchführung ist,
als wenn man sich dazu aufwerfen will, eine neue Verfassung [ein neues Paradigma] einzuführen:
weil der sie Einführende alle die zu Feinden bekommt, die bei der alten sich gut gestanden, und alle die zu lauen Verteidigern, die bei der neuen sich gut stehen würden; welche Lauigkeit
  • theils aus der Furcht vor den Gegnern,
    für die das Gesetz ist, herkommt,
  • theils aus der menschlichen Kleingläubigkeit,
    die etwas Neues nie für wahr hält,
    wenn sie davon nicht schon sichere Erfahrung durch den Erfolg bestätigt sieht.
Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) florentinischer Diplomat, politischer Philosoph, Humanist, Geschichtswissenschaftler, Begründer der modernen Politikwissenschaft, Schriftsteller, Der Fürst, 6. Kapitel, Antonio Blado d'Asola, 1532

Los des Wahrheitssprechenden

  • Wer darf das Kind beim rechten Namen nennen?
    Die Wenigen, die was davon erkannt,
    Die töricht genug ihr volles Herz nicht wahrten,
    Dem Pöbel ihr Gefühl, ihr Schauen offenbarten,
    Hat man von je gekreuzigt und verbrannt.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) deutscher Universalgelehrter, Bühnendichter, Schriftsteller,
Drama Faust. Eine Tragödie, Aufzug I, Szene V, S. 589-590, J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, Tübingen, 1808

Gelassenheits-Gebet

Gott, gib mir
die Gelassenheit, Dinge hinzunehmen, die ich nicht ändern kann,
den Mut, Dinge zu ändern, die ich ändern kann, und
die Weisheit, das eine vom anderen zu unterscheiden.

Zitate zum Thema Transformation

Zitate allgemein

Wahrlich, ich sage euch, wenn ihr nicht umkehret und werdet wie die Kinder, so werdet ihr nicht in das Reich der Himmel eingehen. Matthäus 18, 3 (NT)

 

Und stellt euch nicht dieser Welt gleich, sondern ändert euch durch Erneuerung eures Sinnes, damit ihr prüfen könnt, was Gottes Wille ist, nämlich das Gute und Wohlgefällige und Vollkommene. Römer 12, 2 (NT)

 

Persönliche Bekenntnisse

  • Gestern war ich klug und wollte die Welt verändern.
    Heute bin ich weise und möchte mich verändern.
Dschalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273) persischer islamischer Mystiker, Jurist, Theologe, Dichter des Sufismus, Quelle unbekannt

 


Lac de Sainte-Croix, Verdonschlucht, Frankreich
  • Ich bin davon überzeugt, dass wir mit uns selber beginnen müssen. Wer über Politik und Veränderung der Gesellschaft spricht und sich nicht zuerst selbst fragt, welche Einstellung er hat und was er bei sich ändern kann, der führt nur ein zweckloses Geschwätz, das zudem noch gefährlich ist, weil das, was man anstrebt und zu schaffen versucht, ohne Beziehung zu einer inneren Wahrnehmung steht. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) deutsch-US-amerikanischer Sozialpsychologe, Psychoanalytiker, humanistischer Philosoph, Autor, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Eigentlich bin ich ganz anders, nur komme ich so selten dazu. Ödön von Horváth (1901-1938) österreichisch-ungarischer deutsch schreibender Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt

 

Empfehlungen

  • Sei du selbst die Veränderung, die du dir wünscht für diese Welt. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) indischer hinduistischer Weiser, spiritueller Führer der indischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung, Menschenrechtsanwalt, gewaltloser Widerstandskämpfer zur Durchsetzung politischer Ziele, humanistischer Weiser, asketischer Morallehrer, Pazifist, Publizist, Quelle unbekannt

 

 

Einsichten

  • Veränderungen die früher Jahrzehnte brauchten, benötigen heute weniger als ein Jahr.
    Umso wichtiger ist es, Veränderung als einen permanenten und unvermeidlichen Aspekt des Lebens zu begreifen. Dalai Lama XIV. (Tenzin Gyatso) [Tanchu Dhondup] (*1935) tibetischer Mönch, geistliches Oberhaupt des tibetischen Buddhismus, Linienhalter der Gelug-Schule, Friedensnobelpreisträger, 1989

 


Saskatoon-Schmetterling im Gras
  • Veränderung gibt es nur durch Handeln. Dalai Lama XIV. (Tenzin Gyatso) [Tanchu Dhondup] (*1935) tibetischer Mönch, geistliches Oberhaupt des tibetischen Buddhismus, Linienhalter der Gelug-Schule, Friedensnobelpreisträger, 1989

 

  • Der archimedische Punkt, von dem aus ich an meinem Ort die Welt bewegen kann, ist die Wandlung meiner selbst. Martin Buber (1878-1965)  österreichisch-israelischer jüdischer Religionsforscher und -philosoph

 

 

  • Die größte Entscheidung deines Lebens liegt darin, dass du dein Leben ändern kannst, indem du deine Geisteshaltung änderst. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) deutsch-elsässischer evangelischer Theologe, Arzt, Philosoph, Humanist, Organist

 

  • Kareem van Gennip: Wie beurteilen Sie die gegenwärtige Situation in der Welt?
    Stanislav Grof: Wir alle sehen, dass die Welt sich ziemlich schnell auf ein katastrophales Ende hin entwickelt. Alle Probleme sind im Grunde genommen Symptome einer grundlegenden Bewusstseins- und Wahrnehmungskrise. […] Ohne eine tiefgreifende innere Transformation ist eine radikale Lösung nicht möglich. Interview mit Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D. (*1931) tschechisch-US-amerikanischer Psychiater, Psychotherapeut, Medizinphilosoph, Mitbegründer der transpersonalen Psychologie, Die Welt ist perfekt, präsentiert von Transpersonale Perspektiven, Kareem van Gennip, Vol. 4/98, Logos-Verlag-Berlin, Juli 1998

 

  • Man ändert die Dinge nicht, indem man die existierende Realität bekämpft. Um etwas zu ändern, schaffe ein neues Modell, welches das existierende hinfällig macht. R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) US-amerikanischer Systemtheoretiker, Architekt, Ingenieur, Konstrukteur, Designer, Erfinder, Futurologe, Philosoph, Autor, zitiert in: Daniel Quinn (*1935) US American writer, described as an environmentalist, winner of the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award, 1991, Beyond Civilization. Humanity's Next Great Adventure, Harmony Books, S. 137, 1999

 

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Drei Veränderungsdynamiken: Begeisterung ◊ Krise ◊ Einsicht

  • [Teilweise paraphrasiert] Neben dem Zustand der Krise und dem Zustand der Verliebtheit (Begeisterung, Vision) gibt es den Zustand der Einsicht, gibt es deutlich die Reflexion. Diesen Teil der bewussten Entscheidung, Ja oder Nein zu sagen, haben wir immer. [...] Einsicht ist ein extrem mächtiger Hebel. Video Fragenbeantwortung zu den Ergebnissen der Studie "Wertewelt Gute Führung" (Forum Gute Führung) von Prof. Dr. Peter Kruse (1955-2015) deutscher Honorarprofessor für Allgemeine und Organisationspsychologie, Universität Bremen, Psychologe, Netzwerkforscher zur Komplexitätsverarbeitung in intelligenten Netzwerken und kohärenter Musterbildung, Geschäftsführer von Nextpractice, Unternehmensberater, Peter Kruse, Fragen & Antworten auf der Zukunft Personal, veranstaltet von Messe Zukunft Personal, 18. September 2013, YouTube Film, Minute 11:51, 24:46 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 19. September 2013

 


Eine Handvoll Tomaten, Ho Farms, Kahuku, Hawaii
  • So wie sie von den Astronauten vom Mond aus gesehen wird, fehlen der Erde die Linien soziopolitischer Abtrennung, die auf Landkarten so prominent erscheinen. Und so wie es hier unten aussieht, ist das Netz verflochtener sozioökonomischer Wechselwirkungen, das nun den Planeten umfasst, von ein und demselben Leben. Alles was nötig ist, ist ein allgemeiner Wandel der Sichtweise, um mit diesen zeitgenössischen Fakten in Einklang zu kommen. Joseph Campbell, Ph.D. (1904-1987) US-amerikanischer Mythologe, vergleichender Religionswissenschaftler, Autor, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space. Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell), New World Library, 2. Ausgabe Januar 2002

 

  • Man weiß nie, was daraus wird, wenn die Dinge verändert werden. Aber weiß man denn, was daraus wird, wenn sie nicht verändert werden? Elias Canetti (1905-1994) Schweizerisch-britischer Aphoristiker bulgarischer Herkunft, Schriftsteller, Literaturnobelpreisträger, 1981, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Fortschritt ist die Entwicklung vom Primitiven über das Komplizierte zum Einfachen. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) französischer Pilot, Schriftsteller

 

  • Aufgrund von Interventionen bei Beziehungen zwischen Menschen wissen wir, dass, wenn man einen Menschen verändern will, durchaus eine Veränderung erreicht werden kann, im Allgemeinen aber nicht die, die man beabsichtigt hatte. Eine Intervention wirkt als Störimpuls, der oft individuell auf selbständige und freie Weise weiterverarbeitet wird. Detlef Linke (1945-2005) deutscher Hirnforscher, Religion als Risiko

 

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Irregeleitete Zerstörung des Egos

Alternativ: Aufsatz Being Somebody and Being Nobody: A re-examination of the Understanding of Self in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism., zitiert in: Jeremy D. Safran, Herausgeber, Psychoanalysis and Buddhism. An Unfolding Dialogue, präsentiert von Wisdom Publications, Boston, S. 35-79, 2003

  • Man muss zunächst Jemand sein, bevor man Niemand sein kann. Der Versuch, die mit der eigenen Entwicklung verbundenen Aufgaben der Identitätsbildung und der Bildung einer beständigen Objektbeziehung durch den irregeleiteten Versuch zu umgehen, das "Ego zu zerstören", ist unangebracht und hat verhängnisvolle und pathologische Konsequenzen. Viele Studenten, die sich von der Praxis der Meditation angezogen fühlen, und sogar einige Meditationslehrer scheinen genau dies zu versuchen. Sowohl aus der klinischen Perspektive als auch aus der Perspektive der Meditation mangelt es dabei an einer Entwicklungspsychologie, die das vollständige Spektrum von Entwicklung umfasst. Sowohl ein Empfinden für das Selbst als auch ein Empfinden für das Nicht-Selbst scheinen – in dieser Reihenfolge – für die Verwirklichung eines Zustandes optimalen psychologischen Wohlbefindens notwendig zu sein, den Freud als eine "ideale Fiktion" bezeichnete und den Buddha lange zuvor als "das Ende des Leidens" – das Einzige, was er lehrte – beschrieben hatte. Essay von John H. Engler, Ph.D., US-amerikanischer klinischer Psychologe, transpersonaler Theoretiker, Meditationslehrer, Autor, Jeremy D. Safran, Herausgeber, Being Somebody and Being Nobody: A re-examination of the Understanding of Self in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue, präsentiert von Wisdom Publications, Boston, S. 35-79, 2003, veröffentlicht/zitiert in: PhD Dr. Roger Walsh, australischer Professor für Psychiatrie, Philosophie und Anthropologie, Universität von Kalifornien, Irvine, Frances Vaughan, Ph.D., US-amerikanische transpersonale Psychologin, Dozentin, spirituelle Autorin (Hrsg.), Paths Beyond Ego, S. 119, Tarcher, 15. September 1993

 

  • Es gibt Zeiten, wo wir uns entweder verändern müssen, verändern sollen oder verändern können, und das ist der Moment, wo wir uns mit Homöostase auseinandersetzen müssen. Interview mit George Leonard (1923-2010) US-amerikanischer Lehrer zum Thema Human Potential, Ehrenpräsident des Esalen Instituts, Kalifornien, Herausgeber, Autor, Wenn Sie sich nicht verändern, haben Sie nichts gelernt, präsentiert von dem deutschen Magazin Was ist Erleuchtung?, Craig Hamilton, US-amerikanischer Chefredakteur des aufgelösten Magains WIE (1998-12/2006), Heft 9, 2002/2003

 

  • Wenn nun statt der Genetik die Noetik die Veränderungen in der Evolution bestimmt, und ich glaube, das ist ab jetzt der Fall, und mit dem Potenzial, das wir haben, um Informationen über die Massenkommunikationsmittel und Technologien zu verbreiten, übernehmen wir an diesem Punkt tatsächlich die Kontrolle über unsere eigene Evolution. Wir haben die Möglichkeit, Informationen zum Zweck der Transformation zu verbreiten. Und ich bin voller Hoffnung, dass sich dieser Wandel nicht nur weiter fortsetzt, sondern sogar beschleunigt. Aber selbst wenn dem so ist, werden doch noch mehrere hundert Jahre vergehen, ehe Homo noeticus die wirklich dominante Lebensform wird. Allerdings sollten wir nicht denken, dass es weitere dreihundert Jahre dauern wird, ehe wir uns um all die globalen Krisensituationen kümmern, denen wir uns gegenübersehen. Ein transformiertes Wesen in der Welt kann Hunderte, ja Tausende beeinflussen. Interview mit George Leonard (1923-2010) US-amerikanischer Autor, Herausgeber, Lehrer zum Thema Human Potential, Ehrenpräsident des Esalen Instituts, Kalifornien, Wenn Sie sich nicht verändern, haben Sie nichts gelernt, präsentiert von dem deutschen Magazin Was ist Erleuchtung?, Craig Hamilton, US-amerikanischer Chefredakteur des aufgelösten Magains WIE (1998-12/2006), Heft 9, 2003

 


Schwalbenschwanz-Schmetterling
  • Ein Krieger des Lichts glaubt. Weil er an Wunder glaubt, geschehen auch Wunder. Weil er sich sicher ist, dass seine Gedanken sein Leben verändern können, verändert sich sein Leben. Weil er sicher ist, dass er der Liebe begegnen wird, begegnet ihm diese Liebe auch. Manchmal wird er enttäuscht, manchmal verletzt. Aber er weiß, dass es sich lohnt. Für jede Niederlage gibt es zwei Siege. Alle die glauben, wissen das. Paulo Coelho (*1947) brasilianischer esoterischer Schriftsteller, Bestseller-Autor, Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts, Umschlagtext, Diogenes Verlag, 11. Auflage März 2001

 

  • Jede aussichtsreiche Veränderung, jeder Sprung auf eine höhere Energieebene und ein erweitertes Gewahrsein, beinhaltet einen Übergangsritus. Jedes Mal, wenn wir eine höhere Sprosse auf der Leiter der persönlichen Entwicklung erklimmen, müssen wir eine schwierige Phase der Initiation durchlaufen. Dan Millman (*1946) US-amerikanischer Trampolin-Spitzensportler, Kampfsportlehrer, College-Professor, spiritueller Lehrer, Autor

 

  • Hege nie Zweifel daran, dass eine kleine Gruppe aufmerksamer und engagierter Bürger die Welt verändern können. Tatsächlich sind es die einzigen, welche es überhaupt je getan haben. Zugeschrieben Margaret Mead (1901-1978) US-amerikanische Kulturanthropologin, Soziologin, Biologin, Ethnologin, Referentin, Schriftstellerin, zitiert in: Frank G. Sommers, Tana Dineen, Curing Nuclear Madness, S. 158, Methuen, 1984

 

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Gewaltloser ziviler Ungehorsam

  • Wahrer Fortschritt entsteht nur dann, wenn man "intelligent" gegen die Regeln verstößt. Boleslaw Barlog (1906-1999) deutscher Regisseur, Theaterintendant

 

  • Tiefgreifende Veränderungen anstreben, heißt, Lösungen zu suchen, die v e r l e t z l i c h machen – und genau das lehnen die meisten Menschen ab. [...] Paradoxerweise wirkt genau das, was scheinbar zu nichts führt. [...] Die Ermutigung, sich anderen Menschen gegenüber verletzlich zu zeigen, bietet einen Ausweg aus der Scham. Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. C.A.S., führender US-amerikanischer Sexsuchtexperte und -therapeut, Minneapolis, Wenn Sex zur Sucht wird, S. 254, Kösel-Verlag, 1992

 

  • Veränderung ist keine Wahl, sie passiert einfach. Meryl Streep (*1949) US-amerikanische Schauspielerin, Zitat aus dem US-amerikanisches Filmdrama Adaption, 2002

 

  • Wer auf Konkurrenz und Abgrenzung gepolt bleiben will, wird – so paradox es heute noch klingen mag – bald nicht mehr wettbewerbsfähig sein. Er wird einfach als eine Art Auslaufmodell von der Evolution überholt werden. Die Vorboten davon sind überall sichtbar. [...] Stellen wir uns eine Menschheit vor, die sich wie ein Organismus fühlt und deren höchstes und vitalstes Interesse es deswegen ist, für das gemeinsame Wohl dieses Organismus zu sorgen. Ich weiß, wir sind noch nicht so weit, und der Gedanke wirkt ein bisschen träumerisch. Aber der Zusammenschluss von einfacheren zu komplexeren Systemen war schon immer ein Leitfaden der Evolution. Und die Entwicklungsgeschwindigkeit scheint sich in der heutigen Zeit zu potenzieren. Francois Michael Wiesmann, deutscher Ethnologe, Orientalist, Psychologe, Autor, Kurskontakte,  Ausgabe 155, 2008

 


Reife Erdbeeren auf dem Markt
  • Du bist der Prozess: Evolutionäre Philosophie und evolutionäre Spiritualität basieren auf der Erkenntnis, dass wir Teil eines wunderbaren Prozesses sind, der seit Milliarden von Jahren existiert und sich ständig entwickelt hat. Dadurch erkennen wir, dass unsere eigene persönliche Erfahrung dieses Prozesses in seinen vielen inneren und äußeren, gröberen und subtileren Dimensionen lediglich ein sehr kleiner Teil eines unendlichen Entwicklungsprozesses ist. Gedanken und Gefühle, die im individuellen Bewusstsein auftauchen, reflektieren emotionale und psychologische Strukturen oder Gewohnheiten, die sich langsam über Jahrtausende hinweg entwickelt haben.   Andrew Cohen (*1955) abgedankter US-amerikanischer Guru (1986-2013), Musiker, Gründer und Herausgeber des aufgelösten Magazins What is Enlightenment? / EnlightenNext, Autor, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Manche Menschen interpretieren das Wort Prozess als etwas Unmenschliches. Aber es ist in Wirklichkeit genau das Gegenteil. Ich verstehe diesen Prozess nicht in einem flachen, mechanischen und materialistischen Sinn. Dieser Prozess ist lebendig. Du bist es. Du bist der Prozess. Diese Veränderung der Perspektive ist so bedeutend, da du beginnst, dein eigenes Selbstgefühl als Teil eines gewaltigen, sich entfaltenden Entwicklungsstromes zu sehen. Dein Verständnis, was es bedeutet ein menschliches Wesen zu sein, erweitert sich nahezu ins Unendliche. Du beginnst, deine eigene Menschlichkeit und dein Potenzial für eine größere Menschlichkeit als Ergebnis dieses Prozesses zu verstehen--als ein dem Prozess innewohnender Teil und, soweit uns bekannt ist, der am weitesten entwickelte Ausdruck dieses Prozesses. Dadurch vergrößert und erweitert eine evolutionäre Spiritualität dein Verständnis, was es bedeutet ein Mensch zu sein, nahezu ins Unendliche. Andrew Cohen (*1955) konfrontierender US-amerikanischer Lehrer, Musiker, Herausgeber des Magazins Was ist Erleuchtung (WIE)

 

  • Weitaus die meisten Politiker halten es nicht für ihre Sache, an Bewusstseinsveränderungen mitzuwirken; sie werden aber immer da sein, wo die Mehrheit ist. Erhard Eppler (*1926) deutscher Politiker ehemals der SPD, Bundesminister für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit (1968-1974)

 

  • Es passiert nicht auf einmal. Du wirst ganz allmählich Du selbst, und das braucht Zeit. Margery Williams Bianco (1881-1944) englisch-US-amerikanische Kinderbuchautorin

 

 

Lehrsätze der Katalyse

  • Katalyse ist die Beschleunigung eines langsam verlaufenden chemischen Vorgangs durch die Gegenwart eines fremden Stoffes. Wilhelm Ostwald (1853-1932) baltisch-deutscher Professor für Chemie, Nobelpreisträger für die Erfindung der Katalyse, 1909, Über Katalyse, Zeitschrift für physikalische Chemie, Band 15, S. 705-706, 1894

 

  • Ein Katalysator ist jeder Stoff, der, ohne im Endprodukt einer chemischen Reaktion zu erscheinen, ihre Geschwindigkeit verändert. Wilhelm Ostwald (1853-1932) baltisch-deutscher Professor für Chemie, Nobelpreisträger für die Erfindung der Katalyse, 1909, Über Katalyse, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, Band 7, S. 995-1004, 1901

 

Literaturzitate

  • Es gibt viele Dinge, die du heute tust, die dir vor zehn Jahren verrückt erschienen wären. Die Dinge selbst haben sich nicht verändert; was vorher unmöglich war, ist jetzt ohne weiteres möglich, und vielleicht ist es nur eine Frage der Zeit, wann es gelingt, dich vollkommen zu ändern. Carlos Castaneda (*1925, angebl. †1995) peruanischer US-amerikanischer Anthropologe, Diplomat, Autor einer autobiografischen Buchserie um die Lehren des Don Juan Matus, eines zaubernden Yaqui-Indianers, Miterfinder der Bewegungslehre Tensegrity, Figur Don Juan in Roman Die Lehren des Don Juan, zitiert in: Lothar-Rüdiger Lütge, Carlos Castaneda und die Lehren des Don Juan, S. 119, Books on Demand, Norderstedt, 1984/2008

Zitate von David R. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

  • Die Massennegativität bezieht ihr Gleichgewicht immer noch von der kleinen Minderheit der Bevölkerung, die auf sehr hohen Frequenzen schwingt. Diese reicht aus, um das Gegengewicht zu der brutalen Negativität der Massen zu bilden, die ohne solch ein Gegengewicht zur Zerstörung der Menschheit führen würde. Dr. David Hawkins, FU Das All-sehende Auge, S. 427, 2005

 

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Buchtipp zu Gipfelerfahrungen

Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) US-amerikanischer transpersonaler Psychologe, Glücksforscher, Religious Aspects of Peak Experiences, Harper & Row, New York, 1970, Religions, Values, and Peak-Experiences, Penguin, April 1994

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Buchtipp zu kleinen Schritten:

Malcolm Gladwell (*1963) kanadischer Historiker, Soziologe, Unternehmensberater, Referent, Journalist, Autor, Der Tipping Point. Wie kleine Dinge Großes bewirken können, Goldmann, München, Oktober 2002

 

  • Alles geschieht spontan aus sich selbst heraus, als eine Folge des Potentials, das als Wirklichkeit auftaucht. Demnach sieht man keine Veränderung, sondern Emergenz. [...] Phänomene kommen und gehen, während sich Potentiale verwirklichen, [...]  sofern die örtlichen Gegebenheiten günstig sind. [...]
    Mittels Intention können wir beeinflussen, dass Potentiale als Wirklichkeit auftauchen. Die bloße Absicht, [...] sich spirituell weiterzuentwickeln, ist bereits sehr machtvoll. [...]
    Wie steht es mit der Bewusstseinsstufe des Beobachters? Es könnte sein, dass das Bewusstseinsniveau mancher Personen nicht hinreichend stark ausgeprägt ist, um das Ergebnis sehr nachhaltig zu beeinflussen. Ist hingegen die Bewusstseinsebene anderer Menschen stark mit Wirkmacht geladen, könnten sie den Ausgang sehr nachhaltig bestimmen. Q&A Audiointerview (engl.) mit Dr. David R. Hawkins, MP3, präsentiert von dem US-amerikanischen EKiW Webradiosender Miracles Center, Sedona, Arizona, Gastgeberin Ellen Sutherland, 1 Stunde Dauer, Pal Talk, 10. November 2005

Zitate zum Thema Mehrheiten – Minderheiten


Schmetterling Parides arcas auf weißer Lilie

Ungefähr 78% der Weltbevölkerung schwingt unterhalb dieser bedeutsamen Grenzlinie zwischen Gut und Böse. Die Zerstörungskraft dieser Mehrheit würde die Menschheit vernichten, sofern es nicht das Gegengewicht der 22% der Weltbevölkerung oberhalb des Bewusstseinswerts 200 gäbe. Nach Aussage des US-amerikanischen Psychiaters Dr. David Hawkins (1927-2012)

 

Nur 4-5% aller Menschen können echt lieben und aus sich heraus glücklich (dankbar, demütig, verzeihend, mitfühlend ...) sein, was der Mehrheit widersinnig erscheint. Sie verzichten auf äußere Motivationsquellen und streben das Bewusstsein der Einheit an. Tiefsitzende Fehlüberzeugungen und Krankheiten können durch die Gegenwart ihres Feldes zu heilen beginnen. Verstärkt wird der Effekt durch Gruppenhandlungen. [Übertragen] Lehre des US-amerikanischen Psychiaters Dr. David Hawkins (1927-2012)

 

Weder Verbannung noch der Verlust der bürgerlichen Ehre, noch die Mehrheitsmeinung waren für den altgriechischen Philosophen Sokrates ausschlaggebend, sondern der vernunftorientierte philosophische Standpunkt unter dem Gesichtspunkt, was der Seele zum Besten gereiche. Von Übel war aus seiner Sicht nur der negative Effekt, der auf der Seele lasten bliebe. Aus Sokrates' Sicht ist nur ein geprüftes Leben werthaltig.

  • Die physikalische Forschung hat klipp und klar bewiesen, dass zum mindesten für die erdrückende Mehrheit der Erscheinungsabläufe, deren Regelmäßigkeit und Beständigkeit zur Aufstellung eines Postulats der allgemeinen Kausalität geführt haben, die gemeinsame Wurzel der beobachteten strengen Gesetzmäßigkeiten – der ZUFALL ist. Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) österreichischer Physiker, Wissenschaftstheoretiker, Nobelpreisträger für Physik, 1933

 

  • Transformation geht weder automatisch noch ist sie 'leicht' […] Der Weg der Transformation kann in einer Weise schmerzhaft sein, die Sie weder wünschen noch erwarten. […] Falls sich eine signifikante Minderheit von Menschen in einer Gesellschaft bewusst und konstruktiv auf […] die Suche [nach Transformation] macht, könnten wir etwas Neues auf dieser Welt zu sehen bekommen: eines jener Ereignisse, das durch nichts Vorangegangenes adäquat vorhergesagt werden kann. Michael Murphy (*1930) US-amerikanischer Mitbegründer des Esalen-Instituts in Kalifornien, Pionier der Human Potential Bewegung, Mitglied des Integral Institute, Autor, George Leonard (1923-2010) US-amerikanischer Lehrer zum Thema Human Potential, Ehrenpräsident des Esalen Instituts, Kalifornien, Herausgeber, Autor, The Life We Are Given. A Long-term Program for Realizing the Potential of Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul, S. ?, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1st edition 1. January 1995

 

  • Die Wahrheit ist immer in der Minderheit. Und die Minderheit ist immer stärker als die Mehrheit, weil sich im Allgemeinen jene in der Minderheit befinden, die wirklich eine Haltung einnehmen, wohingegen die Stärke einer Mehrheit Täuschung ist. Sie bildet sich aus Gruppierungen, die keine Meinung vertreten – und deshalb, sobald es offenbar wird, dass die Minderheit stärker ist, augenblicklich deren Auffassung übernehmen [...]. Währenddessen gesellt sich die Wahrheit wiederum zu einer neuen Minderheit. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) dänischer existentialistischer Philosoph, Theologe, Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt

 


Rosskastanien
  • ›Würde‹ soll nicht auf dem Treibsand von Übereinkünften und wechselnden Mehrheiten gründen. Beim Hitlerismus hat es sich ja gezeigt, dass es möglich ist, einer bestimmten Kategorie von Menschen diese Würde abzusprechen und sie wie Ungeziefer auszurotten. Und es hat sich weiterhin gezeigt, dass man dafür in einer modernen Gesellschaft sogar Mehrheiten mobilisieren und einen hochkomplizierten Gesellschaftsmechanismus als Instrument einsetzen kann. Menschenwürde also gibt es nicht, sondern sie gilt. Und nur solange und wo sie gilt, gibt es sie auch. Wenn das Grundgesetz der Bundesrepublik die Würde des Menschen »unantastbar« nennt und sie ausdrücklich nicht einer demokratischen Mehrheitsentscheidung anheimstellt –, dann ist das ein Versuch, in einer säkularen Welt ein heiliges Tabu zu errichten.

Rüdiger Safranski (*1945) deutscher Philosoph, Schriftsteller, Das Böse oder Das Drama der Freiheit, Hanser, München, 1997, Fischer Taschenbuch, 10. Auflage 1. Februar 1999

 

  • Wir kommen nicht mit Menschenwürde ausgestattet auf die Welt. Menschenwürde gibt es nicht einfach so, sie gilt. Und wenn das Grundgesetz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland die Würde des Menschen für unantastbar erklärt und sie ausdrücklich keiner demokratischen Mehrheitsentscheidung unterstellt, dann versucht man damit, in einer säkularen Welt ein Tabu aufzustellen. Eine gesellschaftliche Entscheidung wird in etwas verwandelt, was in Zukunft der gesellschaftlichen Entscheidung entzogen bleiben soll. Interview mit Rüdiger Safranski (*1945) deutscher Philosoph, Autor von Das Böse oder Das Drama der Freiheit, Warum sind Menschen böse?, präsentiert von dem Schweizer Monatsmagazin NZZ Folio, Ursula von Arx, Oktober 1997

 

 

  • Mehrheiten schaffen keine Wahrheiten! Heinz Eggert, deutscher CDU-Politiker, studierter Theologe, Quelle unbekannt

 

See also: ► Quotes on minorities – majorities

Die ärgste Tollheit

 

Viel Wahnsinniges
ist göttlichster Sinn
Für ein weit blickendes Auge.
Gar mancher Sinn ist ärgste Tollheit.
Hier sowie auch allgemein
Bestimmt die Mehrheit, was gilt.
Stimmst du zu – so bist du vernünftig.
Widersetzt du dich – so bist du gleich gefährlich,
Und wirst in Ketten gelegt.

 

Quelle: ► Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) US-amerikanische Dichterin
Complete Poems, Teil I "Leben XI", 1924

Brief general quotes

* First we receive the light, then we impart it. Thus we repair the world. Kabbalah

 

Personal avowals

  • We are the transformers of Earth. Our whole being, and the flights and falls of our love, enable us to undertake this task. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) Bohemian-Austrian poet, novelist, letter to Witold Hulewicz, 13. November 1925

 

  • As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. […] Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) South African anti-apartheid activist, 27 years imprisoned during apartheid, first black president of South Africa (1994-1999), source unknown

 

  • I am guided by the vision of what I believe this show can be. Originally our goal was to uplift, enlighten, encourage and entertain through the medium of television. Now, our mission statement for The Oprah Winfrey Show is to use television to transform people's lives, to make viewers see themselves differently and to bring happiness and a sense of fulfillment into every home. Oprah Winfrey (*1954) US American actress, talk show host, billionnaire entrepreneur, visionary philanthropist, presented by the US American monthly magazine O, The Oprah Magazine, issuing date unknown

 


Upper Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona
Slot canyon formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone

 

  • I am no longer accepting the things I can not change.
    I am changing the things I can not accept.
    Divinity Prayer according to Angela Davis, Ph.D. (*1944) US American professor of history of consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz, scholar, prominent political and counterculture activist, leader of the Communist Party USA (1960s), author, aphorism

 

  • During my first two years of college, perhaps because the values my mother had taught me – hard work, honesty, empathy, compassion – had resurfaced after a long hibernation; or perhaps because of the example of wonderful teachers and lasting friends, I began to notice a world beyond myself. I became active in the movement to oppose the apartheid regime of South Africa. I began following the debates in this country about poverty and health care. So that by the time I graduated from college, I was possessed with a crazy idea – that I would work at a grassroots level to bring about change. Barack Obama (*1961) 44th US president, Wesleyan Commencement, 25. May 2008
Source: Building a Culture of Empathy and Compassion Obama Empathy Speech Index

 

Twisted personal avowal

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Changing deep seated racism

  • I don't believe you change hearts. I believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate. You're not going to change every heart. You're not. But at the end of the day, we could do a whole lot to change some hearts and change some systems and create more opportunities for people who deserve to have them, to live up to their own God-given potential.   Hillary Clinton (*1947) 67th United States Secretary of State under president Barack Obama, US senator for New York (2001-2009), wife of the 42nd US president Bill Clinton, Black Lives Matter videos, Clinton campaign reveal details of meeting, presented by US American TV station CNN Politics, Dan Merica, 18. August 2015

 

Personal avowal / Insight

 

Recommendations

  • They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese sage, social philosopher, sponsor of Confucianism, the Chinese state religion, aphorism

 

  • There is no greater mistake than to be afraid of change, and yet many intelligent people dread it and cling to what is customary and familiar. To be afraid of change is to doubt the providence of God. It is an unintelligent fear of the unknown. […] Welcome every change that comes into every phase of your life. Emmet Fox (1886-1951) Irish New Thought spiritual leader, famous for his large Divine Science church services held in New York City during the Great Depression, Find and Use Your Inner Power, HarperOne, reprint edition 8. May 1992

 

  • If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Maya Angelou (1928-2014) US American educator, historian, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer, director, poet, best-selling author, source unknown

 

  • Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. Dr. Wayne Dyer (1940-2015) US American self-help advocate, spiritual lecturer, author, source unknown

 

  • If you want to bring a fundamental change in people's belief and behavior […] you need to create a community around them, where those new beliefs can be practiced and expressed and nurtured. Malcolm Gladwell, CM (*1963) Canadian historian, sociologist, civil engineering professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, business consultant, speaker, journalist, staff writer with magazine The New Yorker (*1996), author, The Tipping Point. How Little Things Make a Big Difference, Back Bay Books, 7. January 2000

 

  • You can't transform what you don't engage. Elizabeth Kucinich (*1977) US American director of public affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, wife of the U.S. Congressman and former Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, source unknown

 

Future prospects

  • We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society. John Naisbitt (*1929) US American futurologist, China expert living in Europe and China, author of Megatrends, 1982, source unknown

 

  • We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. Ronald D. Laing (1927-1989) British psychiatrist

 

Insights

 

  • We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are. Eric Butterworth (1916-2003) US American senior pastor of the Unity church, New York (1961-2003), source unknown

 

 

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We change the world not by what we say or do but as a consequence of what we have become.

Dr. David R. Hawkins, The Eye of The I, S. 69, 2001

  • We must be the change we wish to see. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter

 

  • First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter

 


Puppe des Ulmen-Harlekin
  • Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something. Sri Swami Satchidananda [C. K. Ramaswamy Gounder] (1914-2002) Indian religious teacher (mainly in the United States), spiritual master, yoga adept, founder of Integral Yoga, author of philosophical and spiritual books, Prem Anjali, Sri Swami Satchidananda. Portrait of a Modern Sage, Integral Yoga Publications, 1996

 

  • The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) assassinated 16th US President (1861-1865), abolisher of slavery

 

  • If we let go of things, our life is going to change. And the reality is that we are actually more afraid of change than we are of death. Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestseller author, source unknown

 

 

  • Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable. Helen Keller (1880-1968) US American deafblind lecturer, author

 

  • In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) US American longshoreman philosopher, social writer, cited in: Roland S. Barth, Learning By Heart, S. 28, Jossey-Bass, 10. February 2004

 

  • There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) South African anti-apartheid activist, 27 years imprisoned during apartheid, first black president of South Africa (1994-1999), Long Walk to Freedom. The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, Macdonald Purnell, 1995, Back Bay Books, 2. June 2008

 

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) South African anti-apartheid activist, 27 years imprisoned during apartheid, first black president of South Africa (1994-1999)

 

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Neuroplasticity of the brain

  • The brain is not static. It is meant to change. Richard Davidson, Ph.D. (*1951) US American Vilas professor of psychology and psychiatry, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin-Madison, cited in: Meditating Brain, presented by bi-monthly US American magazine Mindful, 17. June 2014

 

  • AH: Who was your inner killer?
    MW: Oh. I would say ... it was God. It was a desire for that kind of perfection, where the desire for perfection rejects life.
    Video documentary featuring Marion Woodman (*1928) Canadian Jungian analyst, women's movement figure, mythopoetic author, Dancing in the Flames, interviewed by Andrew Harvey andrewharvey.net (*1952) Indian-British religious scholar, Rumi translator and explicator, teacher of mystic traditions, architect of Sacred Activism, poet, novelist, author, presented by FilmFestival TV Culture Unplugged, directed by Adam Reid, produced by Robin Crumley, minute 26:45, 83:04 minutes duration, produced 2009

 

  • In times of rapid change it is the learners who will flourish, while the learned find themselves well equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D. (1917-2009) Canadian psychiatrist, biochemist, agricultural chemist

 

  • A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. Max Planck (1848-1947) German theoretic physicist, founder of quantum theory, recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics, 1918, E. Gaynor, translator, A Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, S. 33-34, New York, 1949

 

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The energy of the crone aspect: Grief and letting go, and the dragon energy

  • The transformative energy in our being is grief. Grief is a very powerful tool. Audio interview with Christine Page, M.D., British mystical physician, "wisdom keeper", president of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine, speaker, author, The Healing Power of Sacred Women, presented by Gaiafield Radio, female unnamed host, minute 21:08, minutes duration, aired 16. April 2013

 

  • But time inexorably marches on, and people evolve. No historical solution is ever permanent. If you are unwilling to change quickly enough, you lose control of the situation. Albert Camus (1913-1960) French Algeria-born French philosopher, journalist, author, Nobel laureate in literature, 1957, Algerian Chronicles, Harvard University Press, 7. May 2013

 

  • It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable – he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian playwright, essayist, novelist, writer, unsourced

 

  • The altar cloth of one aeon is the doormat of the next. Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) US American humorist, Freemason, author, Notebook, 1898

 

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Falsely attributed to:

George Darwin (1809-1882) English naturalist, author of the biological theory of evolution – See: Darwin Correspondence Project

  • It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. Unknown source

 

  • When the wave realizes it is part of the ocean, the resistance to change disappears. Thich Nhat Hanh (*1926) Vietnamese France based Buddhist monk, peace activist, teacher, poet, author

 

  • Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight. Marcus Aurelius (121-180 A.D.) Roman Emperor (161-180 AD), last of the "Five Good Emperors", important Stoic philosopher

 

 

  • The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates (469-399 BC) Ancient Greek pre-Christian philosopher

 

  • You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) US American engineer, systems theorist, architect, constructor, designer, inventor, futurist, philosopher, author, cited in: Daniel Quinn, Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure, S. 137, 1999

 

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Quality and permanency

  • In their search for quality, people seem to be looking for permanency in a time of change. John Naisbitt (*1929) US American futurologist, China expert living in Europe and China, author of Megatrends, 1982, source unknown

 

  • In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn. John Naisbitt (*1929) US American futurologist, China expert living in Europe and China, author of Megatrends, 1982, source unknown

 


Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) in Kerava, Finland
  • There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order to things. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian civil servant of the Florentine Republic, humanist, historian, diplomat, political philosopher, founder of modern political science, writer, The Prince, Antonio Blado d'Asola, chapter VI, 1532

 

  • The nature of change [i.e. transformation] is magic.
    When people cannot effect change it is usually soul that is missing. The soul will get us into trouble to get us to change. Video presentation by Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, author, The Soul of Change, part 2, 6:02 minutes duration, YouTube film, posted 23. March 2010

 

  • In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.   Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) Kenyan environmental and political activist, first female African Nobel Peace Prize laureate, acceptance speech 2004

 

  • Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss future. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) assassinated 35th US American president (1917-1963)

 

  • Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator and change has its enemies. Robert Kennedy (1925-1968) US American politician, Democratic senator from New York, civil rights activist

 

  • The ones who think they are crazy enough to change the world, are the ones who do. Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) Canadian-American poet, novelist, source unknown

 

  • Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception. Dan Millman (*1946) US American Trampolining world champion athlete, martial arts instructor, university coach, college professor, spiritual teacher, author

 

  • The secret of change consists in concentrating one's energy to create the new, and not to fight against the old. Dan Millman (*1946) US American Trampolining world champion athlete, martial arts instructor, university coach, college professor, spiritual teacher, author

 

  • Change is hard because people don’t only think on the surface level.
    Deep down people have mental maps of reality – embedded sets of assumptions, narratives and terms that organize thinking. […]
    People almost never change their underlying narratives or unconscious frameworks. David Brooks (*1961) US American conservative political and cultural commentator, A Second G.O.P., presented by US American daily newspaper The New York Times, 28. January 2013

 

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Maslow’s humanistic hierarchical pyramid of needs

  • Survival JobBasic need level
    Success CareerMiddle need level
    Transformation CallingPeak need level
Video presentation by Chip Conley, US American hotelier, founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, speaker, author, Transforming the Workplace, One Minute Shift film clip, issued by Institute of Noetic Sciences, United States, 1:11 minutes duration, posted January 2009

 

 

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Note:

By grace one arrives at the transformational phase between no longer and not yet. This thin sacred space requires courage and hope in order not to despair.

  • There are times [between no longer (death / lead) and not yet (rebirth / gold)] in life when we die to whatever we were. Janet Quinn, Ph.D., US American nurse, active medical researcher of Therapeutic Touch, source unknown

 

  • Two basic rules of life are:
    1. Change is inevitable.
    2. Everybody resists change. W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993) US-American statistician, source unknown

 

 

  • Lasting change comes with the ABC of change [Affective, Behavioral and Cognitive]. Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., US American organizational behaviorist, writer, lecturer on Positive Psychology, Harvard University, United States, IDC, Herzliya, Israel, Edutaining the world, YouTube film, 10:00 minutes duration, posted 20. April 2009

 


Butterfly Anosia genutia
  • Knowledge is about information, wisdom is about transformation. Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., US American organizational behaviorist, lecturer on positive psychology and leadership, Harvard University, United States, IDC, Herzliya, Israel, writer, 3rd annual Positive Psychology course, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008, Positive Psychology, lecture 1, YouKu film, 77:03 minutes duration, posted October 2009

 

  • Change is not a constant. Change is actually exponentially. The paradigm shift rate is doubling every decade. Evolution is a spiritual process. Audio interview with Ray Kurzweil (*1948) US American computer scientist, inventor, futurist, author on transhumanism, technological singularity, The Evolution of Science, presented by The Evolutionary Worldview, sponsored by the dissolved magazine EnlightenNext, 15. May 2010

 

  • Changing human behavior is one of the most difficult things we ever do. Sustained changed behavior is really difficult, particularly when it is compulsive driven behavior. Drew Pinsky, M.D. (*1958) US American internist, addiction medicine specialist, assistant clinical professor, Keck USC School of Medicine, radio and television personality, author, Inside the World of Infidelity, transcript of a CNN Larry King Live TV show, aired 2. April 2010

 

 

 

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Metathesiophobia

  • "Metathesiophobia" — (noun) Described as a fear of unwanted change, metathesiophobia reveals a deeper personal and existential challenge than most phobias. Metathesiophobia is rooted from an inner insecurity and the knowledge that we cannot control every detail in our lives, such as your best friend moving away or entering adulthood. Blog article by Jacob Olesen, Fear of Change Phobia – Metathesiophobia, presented by fearof.net, March 2015

 

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Some fear of change arises from an unconscious fear of success.

  • Accommodating change and uncertainty requires a looser sense of self, and ability to respond in various ways. This is perhaps why qualified success unsettles those who are locked into fixed positions. The shift back to failure is a defensive measure. Article by Rebecca Solnit (*1961) US American culture historian, journalist, writer, The Habits of Highly Cynical People, presented by the US American monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts Harper's Magazine, May issue 26. April 2016

 

  • Change is no choice. Change happens. Meryl Streep (*1949) US American award winning actress, cit. in: movie drama Adaptation, 2002

 


Yosemite water falls in the afternoon
  • [F]or a conscious being,
    ➤ to exist is to change,
    ➤ to change is to mature,
    ➤ to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
    Henri Bergson (1859-1941) influential French philosopher, Nobel laureate in literature, 1927, Creative Evolution ['L'Évolution créatrice', French edition 1907], Arthur Mitchell, translator, chapter  I The Evolution of Life – Mechanism and Teleology, Henry Holt and Company, New York, English edition 1911

 

  • Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future. Ashleigh Brilliant (*1933) English syndicated cartoonist, author

 

  • In order to learn one must change one’s mind. Orson Scott Card (*1951) US American critic, columnist, political activist, public speaker, essayist, author

 

  • Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Anthony J. D’Angelo, US American chief visionary officer of Collegiate EmPowerment, Take Higher Education Deeper

 

  • In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976) US American oil tycoon, industrialist, billionaire, patron

 

  • Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, cancelled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? Dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change. D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English literary critic, poet, playwright, essayist, novelist

 

  • Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. Attributed to Margaret Mead (1901-1978) US American cultural anthropologist, sociologist, biologist, lecturer, popular writer, cited in: Frank G. Sommers, Tana Dineen, Curing Nuclear Madness, S. 158, Methuen, 1984

 

  • Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher, faculty member, author

 

  • A competitive world offers two possibilities.
    1. You can lose.
    2. Or, if you want to win, you can change.
Lester Thurow (*1938) former US American dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management, bestseller author on economic topics

 

  • Change is not merely necessary to life – it is life. Alvin Toffler (1928-2016) US American futurist, focused on digital revolution, communication revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity, writer, source unknown

 

  • Words have the power to destroy or heal. When words that are both true and kind, they can change our world. Thomas J. Cottle, US American sociologist, licensed clinical psychologist, professor of education, Boston University

 

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Progress:

Order amid change ∞ change amid order

  • The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) English mathematician, philosopher, pioneering integralist, metaphysical educator, author

 

  • It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. Alan Cohen (*1954) US American businessman, founder of several pharmaceutical companies

 


Details der Backsteinfriese des Chors, Kirche in Steffenshagen
  • Only Evolution changes things. Revolution just 'revolves' you back to where you started. Thomas Sheridan (*1964) Irish alternative artist, musician, independent researcher, broadcaster, public speaker, author, deleted blog article The Purple Pill Cometh, 28. October 2013

 

  • To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power. Jane Fonda (*1937) Academy Award-winning US American actress, political activist, philanthropist, speaker, writer

 

  • If you look at people after coronary-artery bypass grafting two years later, 90% of them have not changed their lifestyle. And that's been studied over and over and over again. And so we're missing some link in there. Even though they know they have a very bad disease and they know they should change their lifestyle, for whatever reason, they can't. Edward D. Miller (*1943) US American anesthesiologist, dean and CEO of medical faculty, Johns Hopkins University

 

  • Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
    [The more things change, the more they are the same.]
    Alphonse Karr (1808-1890) French critic, journalist, novelist

 

  • The central issue is never strategy, structure, culture, or systems. The core of the matter is always about changing the behavior of people. John Kotter (*1947) US American professor, Harvard Business School, researcher on troubled organizations, author on leadership and change

 

  • Nothing happens until the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change. Arthur Burt (1912-2012) US American preacher

 

  • Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British philosopher, social critic, logician, mathematician, historian, social reformist, "pacifist", member of the Royal Society, Nobel laureate in literature, 1950, The Conquest of Happiness, 1930

 

  • Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French general, political leader during the French Revolution, self-crowned emperor (1804-1815)

 

See also: ► Change quotes, presented by quotelady.com

Literary quotes

  • A woman can change better than a man. A man sort of lives in jerks. Somebody dies, somebody’s born and that’s a jerk. He gets a farm or loses a farm and that’s a jerk. With a woman it’s all in one flow, like a stream – little eddies and waterfalls, but the river, it goes right on. A woman looks at it that way. John Steinbeck (1902-1968) US American journalist, CIA agent, novelist, Pulitzer Prize laureate, 1940, Nobel laureate in literature, 1962, novel The Grapes of Wrath, 1939

 

  • He knows changes aren’t permanent, but Change is. Neil Peart (*1952) Canadian musician of the rock band Rush, author, lyrics of song Tom Sawyer

General quotes

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12, 2 (NT) New International Version (NIV)

 

Behold, I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 15, 51 (NT)

 

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3, 18 (NT)

 

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
Book of Revelation 21, 4-5 (NT)

 

Personal avowals

  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
    Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
    Jalal ad-Din Muḥammad Rumi (1207-1273) Persian Muslim Sufi mystic, jurist, theologian, poet, source unknown

 

A. Jahnel authored her self-published book My Year of Beds, AJ Publishers (BoD), 18. May 2011.

  • AJ: If you're trying to find out what your truth is you have to be honest with yourself. I think that is the first and foremost thing. [...] Quite often we do things because we think we should as opposed to doing things because we know that they are right for our souls. And I think from my point of view I was trying to illustrate this. And there was only one way to illustrate it. And that was to be as honest as possible about my own experiences and my own prejudices and coming face to face with my own racism. As a white South African one says, 'Oh, I am not racist. Some of my best friends are black.' And then you are suddenly out of this comfort zone and then you realize 'Yes, but actually I am [rankist].' And if you cannot recognize that and admit to it you cannot change it. This is why I decided to become completely brutally honest.
    KK: Which is why you were surprised when you realized that all the men digging in the roads in Germany were white.
    AJ: It was not surprising to me, it was surprising to me that I had this [racist] reaction. Because when you travel in Africa or South Africa you don't see that. And it was just then that I suddenly realized how subtle and how latent these problems [of rankism] are in this country. And it is only when you really take all the margins and put them in the bright sunshine that you can in fact make the changes that are required. Audio interview with Annette Jahnel (*1962) South African photographer, artist, world traveller offering the project "One Planet One People", public speaker, author, Booktalk Interview, presented by South African radio station SAfm, program SAFM Literature, host Karabo Kogleng, YouTube film, minute 1:23, 14:12 minutes duration, posted 8. January 2012

 


Autumn, 1573
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) Italian painter
  • I set off into the land of my birth and immediately get held up by roadworks. Sitting here with nothing to occupy my mind, a little thought pops unbidden into my head.
    ‘Hmm, look at that, the men digging the ditch are all white.’
Come again? I turn the thought over in my head while staring at the group of men going about their business. But no matter how I look at it, this picture seems to me just a little off. In South Africa, skin colour still distinguishes you; white men don’t dig ditches, and so I discover – to my horror – that I am a racist. […]
Roaring along the uninterrupted stretch of tar, my thoughts return to my newly discovered character flaw, drawn there like a tongue to a broken tooth. My only defence for my subtle, latent form of racism is that I grew up as a stranger in a stranger land. Arriving as a small Aryan immigrant to South Africa in the sixties was to arrive in a land where apartheid had done its work. I lived, played and went to school in an all-white world. Until one cold winter morning, next to a lamppost in the frozen veldt, a small black boy lay with frost in his curly black hair and tiny icicles on his eyelashes; he was barefoot; his trousers too short; he had frozen to death. I was seven when their world, the world of the non-whites, suddenly entered into mine. A big white man covered the boy with a piece of dirty cardboard and told me not to look, to go to school. But you cannot unlook, that which is seen, remains seen. And then I suddenly saw them, they were the ones that walked and worked at the roadside, and it remains the same. Despite twelve years of one man, one vote, twelve years of promises, this morning was the first time in my life that I saw a white man digging a ditch on the roadside. Through apartheid I am a racist: not by choice or belief in my superiority, but purely by social conditioning. This seems like a very good place to start reinventing myself. Annette Jahnel (*1962) South African photographer, artist, world traveller touring with projects  "One Planet One People" and "Searching for Galileo", public speaker, author, My Year of Beds, S. 15/S. 17, AJ Publishers (BoD), 18. May 2011

 

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Deep crisis:

  • That's an important point for many people to reach. That sense of deep crisis — when the world as they have known it, and the sense of self that they have known that is identified with the world, become meaningless. That happened to me. I was just that close to suicide and then something else happened — a death of the sense of self that lived through identifications, identifications with my story, things around me, the world. Interview with Eckhart Tolle (*1948) German-born Canadian teacher on spirituality, bestselling author, Ripples on the Surface of Being, presented by the dissolved US American magazine What is Enlightenment? / EnlightenNext, Andrew Cohen (*1955) resigned US American enlightenment guru (1986-2013), musician, founder of the dissolved magazine What is Enlightenment? / EnlightenNext, author, issue 34, 2006

 

Recommendations

  • Social media has the potential to be a powerful tool for societal change. But we need to unlock and realize these potentials by personally engaging with the individuals who make up this network to the extent possible. We must also situate social media within a clearly understood and defined societal context so we can design its appropriate use. Nicanor Perlas III (*1950) Filipino activist, recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, 2003, Facebook comment, 2. November 2010

 

  • You can train your brain to focus on anything. If you focus on a positive outcome, but you've spent years being negative, you'll have to work extra hard. It takes some time for a new neural circuit to override a strong belief that is embedded in an old memory circuit. Mark Robert Waldman, US American brain researcher, psychotherapist, associate fellow, Center for Spirituality and the Mind, University of Pennsylvania, author, Facebook message, 20. January 2012

 

 

 

Conclusions

 

Appeal

  • Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.   TV spot on change with the motto "Think different!" campaign, presented by Apple MacIntosh Inc., first issued 1997, Here's to the crazy ones, YouTube film, 1:00 minute duration, posted 17. March 2006

 

Insights

  • We don't know how to transform people very well anyway. It is a mystery how, and why and exactly people transform. Even if we were gonna force you to be free, we don't know how to do it either. Ken Wilber (*1949) US American transpersonal philosopher, consciousness researcher, thought leader of the 3rd millennium, author, Integral "Third-Way" Politics, presented by holons-news, Corey W. deVos, US American webmaster of Integral Life, senior editor of KenWilber.com, writer, YouTube film, minute 8:06, 31:10 minutes duration, posted 26. May 2008
  • Sitting in meditation helps the consciousness to blossom. It causes deeper understanding and spontaneous change in behavior. These changes are brought about in the consciousness itself, not in the pseudo-personality. Forced changes are at the level of the mind. Mental and intellectual changes are totally unnatural and different from the ones that take place in the birth principle. These take place naturally, automatically, by themselves, due to meditation. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981) Indian Hindu sage of the advaita vedānta tradition, Jean Dunn, Prior to Consciousness, S. 86, Acorn Press, 2nd edition May 1990

 

  • Today the human soul asks the question: What can I do to preserve the beauty and the wonder of our world and to eliminate the anger and hatred? Please seek to answer that question today, with all the magnificence that is You. Others are waiting for you now. They are looking to you for guidance, for help, for courage, for strength, for understanding, and for assurance at this hour. Most of all, they are looking to you for love. H.H. 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso (*1935) Tibetan monk, leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism, Peace Nobel Prize laureate, 1989

 

  • Now you must learn that only infinite patience produces immediate effects. This is the way in which time is exchanged for eternity. Infinite patience calls upon infinite love, and by producing results now it renders time unnecessary.   A Course in Miracles [ACIM] [ Ein Kurs in Wundern (EKiW)], textbook, chapter 5, Healing and Wholeness, section VI Time and Eternity, 1976, revised 1996

 

  • The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates (469-399 BC) Ancient Greek pre-Christian philosopher

 

  • A pen is mightier than a sword as a sword may only take life while a pen can change the world. James Allen (1864-1912) English genius, pioneer of the self-help movement, inspirational poet, author

 

  • Most people tell you they want to get out of kindergarten, but don't believe them. Don't believe them! All they want you to do is to mend their broken toys.
    "Give me back my wife.
    Give me back my job.
    Give me back my money.
    Give me back my reputation, my success."
This is what they want; they want their toys replaced. That's all. Even the best psychologist will tell you that, that people don't really want to be cured. What they want is relief; a cure is painful.
Anthony de Mello SJ (1931-1987) Indian Catholic Jesuit priest, psychotherapist, spiritual leader

 

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Reference made to:

Olivier Clerc, Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Invaluable Lessons from a Frog. Seven Life-Enhancing Metaphors, Dreamriver Press, 25. September 2009

  • If you sow seeds [of a special variety of Chinese bamboo] on fertile ground, you have to be very patient. Nothing happens for years; there are no green shoots or any sign at all for the first, second, third, or fourth year. The fifth year, something green pushes through the soil, and then it grows 40 feet in one year! The reason is simple, for years nothing happens on the surface, but the bamboo is developing prodigious roots until it is ready to manifest in the world. This is what bottom-up grassroots change looks like when a critical mass is reached. Suddenly, there is support, a new attitude, a confluence of effort and energy, and if enlightened leadership also manifests, a major cultural shift can happen. Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. jeanbolen.com, US American Jungian analyst, proactive women researcher and supporter, crone, spiritual teacher, author, Like a Tree. How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet, S. ?, Conary Press, (Earth Day) 1. April 2011

 


Man expressing amazement
  • Sheldrake's human morphic field and C. G. Jung's collective unconscious are the same. This means that when a critical number of people change their perceptions and behavior, it becomes a new choice or pattern in the collective psyche, which each of us can contribute to or draw from. The Hundredth Monkey in the allegorical story was the monkey who, upon learning a new behavior, tipped the scales, so that monkeys who were not even in direct communication now changed what they did. When a critical mass is reached, in this theory, new attitudes and behavior will spread through the species unconsciously. This can either be deducted through researched examples or grasped intuitively. Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. jeanbolen.com, US American Jungian analyst, proactive women researcher and supporter, crone, spiritual teacher, author, Prophets Great List, newsletter, 31. May 2003

 

 

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Wetiko

"The Construct is a matrix of distraction and disinformation which diverts our gaze away from the 'Organic Signal' that encompasses us."

  • Even within the main monotheistic religions, the Abrahamic religions – Christianity, Islam, Judaism, whatever, the root of all these systems is a single spiritual discipline which is aimed at the same things – liberation, clarity, cooperation, harmony, knowingness – and fundamentally understanding the idea that when we rewire our inner landscape that is the ONLY THING that shifts the outer landscape. Video narrative by Neil Kramer (*1972) British philosopher, teacher specializing in the fields of consciousness, metaphysics, and mysticism, speaker, author, The Construct – Neil Kramer, produced by James Spike, UPHIGH Production, YouTube film, minute 10:38, 40:22 minutes duration, posted 20. August 2012

 

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Hoffer called for a system's change at age 89: Holding doctors accountable for doing a lousy job

  • The main message has to be that we have to change the [medical] system. The system is sick and corrupt. Eventually, we have to make the medical profession accountable. [...] We have to ask them: Why is the medical profession not held accountable? We need an independent commission headed by a judge to examine why doctors don't do a better job. Big Pharma controls medicine today. […] And they control [and advertising and] the journals. [...] We are in a terrible situation. The system is really sick. And you can quote me literally. I think, the system is absolutely sick [dysfuntional]. And it has to be changed. […] We have to let the public exactly know what's happening, because right now they don't know. Video interview with Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D. (1917-2009) Canadian psychiatrist, biochemist, agricultural chemist, Natural Cure for Depression, Bipolar, ADHD, Schizophrenia, YouTube film, sponsored by Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour 2006, minute 6:27 and 8:21, 9:26 minutes duration, posted 15. December 2007

 


Sundown with upcoming storm, Westerland, Sylt, Germany, 2003
  • Social change is not going to occur until people have power. And it has to be a new form of power, a non-predatory form of power. It's not just a lack of empathy that causes conflicts and suffering to continue it is also a lack of power, particularly non-predatory power and emotional heroism. Not only do we need empathy to change the world, but we need empathetic, compassionate people with emotional heroism to walk into situations where suffering occurs and also show a form of power that effects change and holds people accountable without also becoming abusive. We need more than empathy and more than ever we need sensitive, compassionate individuals to develop the power and emotional heroism to step into these conflicts. Otherwise we just get bullies and sociopaths in power. Audio interview with Linda Kohanov, US American riding instructor, horse trainer, speaker, author, A New Interview with Linda, presented by Eponaquest, multi-disciplinary educational organization, host Anthony Write, minute 50:56, 52:50 minutes duration, aired ~3. May 2013

 

  • Canny outlaws are better than nothing, but it's hard to imagine any canny outlaw sustaining that for an indefinite period of time. More hopeful are people we call system-changers. These are people who are looking not to dodge the system's rules and regulations, but to transform the system. Video presentation by Barry Schwartz, Ph.D. (*1946) US American US American professor of social theory and social action, psychologist, Swarthmore College, speaker, author, Using our practical wisdom, Transcript, presented by TED Talks, YouTube film, minute 15:49, 23:08 minutes duration, posted 3. January 2011

 

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Fierce grace

Since his stroke in 2002, Ram Dass is bound to a wheelchair. He sees the stroke as undeniable 'fierce grace'.

  • In some sense we might say that the world that we live in now needs a little fierce grace. [...] A realized being in each of us consists of ego, soul and number 3, which is God inside of us. [...] A realized being is somebody that identifies with number 3. [...] A realized person marches to a different drummer. [...] Most of our society works from the outside in, however compassion is the inside out. Video interview with Ram Dass [Richard Alpert] (*1931) US American professor of psychology, student of the Indian Hindu guru Neem Karoli, spiritual teacher, author of the seminal book Be Here Now, 1971

 

  • New opinions [i.e. concepts] often appear
    1. first as jokes and fancies,
    2. then as blasphemies and treason,
    3. then as questions open to discussion,
    4. and finally as established truths.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish politician, pacifist, satirist, dramatist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1925, source unknown

 

  • Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish politician, pacifist, satirist, dramatist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1925, source unknown

 

 

  • As you lower your entropy in consciousness you get more power, more ability to have an effect.
    Lowering entropy by improving the organization (profitability) of accumulated experiences increases the energy / power / information available to the evolving entity.
    Lowering entropy, spiritual growth, increasing the quality of consciousness, evolving one's consciousness, and growing up are all different expressions for the same thing. Video presentation by Thomas Campbell (*1944) US American physicist, consciousness researcher, sponsored by and at London School of Economics, filmed 22. February 2008, Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection, part 9 of 18, YouTube film, minute 0:05, 9:00 minutes duration, posted 13. April 2008

 

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Sulphur and Wolf are two symbols for Mars, while the King is the transformed Solar Hero.

  • Alchemy gives us some very striking images of the process by which the wolf is transformed into the King. His paws are cut off, and he is placed in a sealed flask or alembic and then cooked.
    Yet he is not killed, for he is recognized as divine – the theriomorphic form of the alchemical gold. There is a strange paradox in this barbaric image which combines recognition of the highest value with the necessity for suffering and transformation.
    The wolf howls and makes a dreadful fuss, but the alembic remains sealed, for otherwise no King is born, and no gold formed. Liz Greene (*1946) US American-British astrologer, depth psychologist, author combining Jungian archetypes with astrology, Howard Sasportas, The Inner Planets. Building Blocks of Personal Reality – Seminars in Psychological Astrology, book 4, S. 187, Samual Weiser, 1. January 1993

 

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Change-making triggered by "outsiders" ⇔ Status quo held by the dominant group

  • It's a basic tenet of change-making that the dominant group is neither motivated to change the power dynamics nor are they able to see what needs to change clearly […]. Only an "outsider" – women vis a vis men, people of color vis a vis whites, working class people vis a vis the rich – can see and feel where another's habits of identity shape larger dynamics of inequality and injustice. […]
    [I]n the culture at large, women, as outsiders to the various levers of power, went first in breaking open the old status quo. But that didn't and doesn't mean that men don't have a hell of a lot of work to do. Nor that women don't have further to go, too. Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., US American gender researcher, senior teacher of evolutionary enlightenment, cultural commentator, former senior editor of the dissolved magazine WIE / EnlightenNext (2002-2011), author, An Open Letter to My Former Spiritual Teacher, presented by Artemis Forum, 12. July 2015

 


Turning pages of a book
  • The nature of Pluto is similar to that of the Hindu god Shiva. […] Pluto usually begins by breaking down a structure, then creates a new one in its place. The entire cycle of death, destruction and renovation is accompanied by tremendous powers, for Pluto is not a mild or even very subtle planetary influence. It brings decay at one level or another. […] It also rules the death and regeneration of the self, as old aspects of your life pass away. […] Pluto does not represent death in the literal sense, instead it refers to a metaphorical death, something that ceases to be. Robert Hand (*1942) US American astrologer, lecturer, translator, author, Planets in Transit. Life Cycles for Living, Whitford Press, 1976, 2nd expanded edition 1. May 2002

 

  • In my country we don't have democrats and republicans. We have Remocrats and Depublicans. [...]
    We are heading to the endpoints without any institutional guidance as to where we should stop. What we have the most is an abolition of context. There are no agreed upon social norms. […] Changes Changes become autocatalytic. Change is feeding itself [autocatalyticly]. […] Logic is no longer the dominant organizing premise to society. Video lecture by Watts Wacker, US American futurist, speaker, author, Watts Wacker – World Renowned Futurist, presented by speakersspotlight, YouTube film, 7:16 minutes duration, posted 29. August 2009

 

 

 

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Change vs. transformation

  • Change is gradual (growing old). – Transformation happens in an instant (growing up).
    Change is local and temporary (losing weight). – Transformation is wider and permanent (becoming healthy).
    Change is in the outside circumstances (avoiding fearful situations). – Transformation is in the inner world, which creates the outer circumstances (transforming fear into excitement).
    You cannot create transformation, only the conditions for it to occur. You need to question your concepts and be open to the answers. Vered Neta, PMB – Change or Transformation?, 12. November 2012

 


Movements in a Caleidoscope
  • The things are changing now. And it's in your generation that we're seeing this.
    Men are adapting – [it's] about time – they are adapting consciously and also without realizing it for the better of the whole group. They are changing their deepest prejudices to accept and to regard as normal things that their fathers would have found very, very difficult and their grandfathers would have abhorred. And the door into this emotional shift is empathy. As Jung said, Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.1 Meryl Streep (*1949) US American actress, Commencement Speech at Barnard College, presented by Columbia University, NYC, New York, 17. May 2010, YouTube film, minute 20:26, 28:08 minutes duration, posted 18. May 2010

 

  • [P]atients whose heart disease is so severe that they undergo bypass surgery, a traumatic and expensive procedure that can cost more than $100,000 if complications arise. About 600,000 people have bypasses every year in the United States, and 1.3 million heart patients have angioplasties – all at a total cost of around $30 billion. The procedures temporarily relieve chest pains but rarely prevent heart attacks or prolong lives. Around half of the time, the bypass grafts clog up in a few years; the angioplasties, in a few months. The causes of this so-called restenosis are complex. It's sometimes a reaction to the trauma of the surgery itself. But many patients could avoid the return of pain and the need to repeat the surgery – not to mention arrest the course of their disease before it kills them – by switching to healthier lifestyles. Yet very few do. Article Change or Die, presented by the monthly US American business magazine Fast Company, Alan Deutschman, US American professor of journalism, provocative thinker, senior writer at Fast Company, January 2007

 

Tenets of catalysis

  • Catalysis is the acceleration of a chemical reaction, which proceeds slowly, by the presence of a foreign substance. Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald (1853-1932) Baltic German professor of chemistry, Nobel Prize laureate for invention of catalysis, 1909, On catalysis, Zeitschrift für physikalische Chemie, volume 15, pages 705-706, 1894

 

  • Catalysis is a condition of movement of the atoms in a molecule of a labile body which follows the entrance of the energy emitted from one body into another and leads to the formation of more stable bodies with loss of energy. […] These processes, like all natural ones, must always occur in such a direction that the free energy of the entire system is decreased. Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald (1853-1932) Baltic German professor of chemistry, Nobel Prize laureate for invention of catalysis, 1909, On catalysis, Zeitschrift für physikalische Chemie, volume 15, pages 705-706, 1894

 

  • It is […] misleading to consider catalytic action as a force which produces something which would not occur without the substance which acts catalytically; still less can it be assumed that the latter performs work. Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald (1853-1932) Baltic German professor of chemistry, Nobel Prize laureate for invention of catalysis, 1909, On catalysis, Zeitschrift für physikalische Chemie, volume 15, pages 705-706, 1894

 

  • A catalyst is a substance which alters the velocity of a chemical reaction without appearing in the final products. Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald (1853-1932) Baltic German professor of chemistry, Nobel Prize laureate for invention of catalysis, 1909, On catalysis, Zeitschrift für physikalische Chemie, volume 7, pages 995-1004, 1901

 

  • Silence and the condition of being alone are considered anathema in today's world of multimedia and constant connection, but great thoughts, ideas, and originality do not spring from the noisy mess. It is important to embrace our silence and solitude, to hold them dear, as it is only in them that we will discover the true dephts of our thoughts and the wellspring of our joy. And only in the silence can we start to create the changes that will make us fearless, happier, and more content in our lives. We all want to change the world for the better, but often we stand on our soapbox and say, 'It is they who must change.' The truth is we cannot change them or the world. The only thing we can change is ourselves, and that is hard. For many change is an uncomfortable thing. Most people love the idea of change, the delightful daydream of living a different life, but very few chose to go through discomfort and inner turmoil that true change requires. But it is only when we we are prepared to take this uncomfortable step that we can hope to bring the progressive change to improve not the world but ourselves, for the world will continue turning but we will destroying ourselves. Audio interview with Annette Jahnel (*1962) South African photographer, artist, world traveller offering the project "Searching for Galileo", public speaker, author, Interview With Author Annette Jahnel, presented by US American radio station Voice of Vashon, Vashon Island, Washington, program on Prose, Poetry & Purpose, host March Twisdale, minute 55:12, 1:02:20 duration, recorded summer 2014, posted 5. October 2014, citing: My Year of Beds, Epilogue, AJ Publishers (BoD), 18. May 2011

 

  • The direction of change to seek is not in our four dimensions: it is getting deeper into what you are, where you are, like turning up the volume on the amplifier. Thaddeus Golas (1924-1997) US American author, Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment, Seed Center, Bantam Books, 1971, paperback issue 1980

Literary quotes

 

 

  • I was dead. I was a woman who had divorced her soul. I was living apart from this self which you now see.
    I belonged to all men, and to none. They called me harlot, and a woman possessed of seven devils. I was cursed, and I was envied.
    But when His dawn-eyes looked into my eyes all the stars of my night faded away,
    and I became Miriam, only Miriam,
    a woman lost to the earth she had known, and finding herself in new places. Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) Lebanese US American painter, philosopher, poet, writer, Jesus, The Son of Man, "Mary Magdalen: On Meeting Jesus For The First Time", 1928

 

  • How amazing time is, and how amazing we are. Time has been transformed, and we have changed;
    it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
    Yesterday we complained of time and feared it, but today we love and embrace it.
    Indeed, we have begun to perceive its purposes and characteristics, and to comprehend its secrets and enigmas.
    Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) Lebanese US American painter, philosopher, poet, writer, Robin H. Waterfield, editor, The Vision. Reflections on the Way of the Soul, "Children of Gods, Scions of Apes", 1994, Penguin, 1. January 1998
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This phrase is also attributed to and used in a similar version by XIV. Dalai Lama and Bruce C. Harris, child’s rights activist and alumnus of Up With People.

If you think you're too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito. African proverb

Quotes on majorities – minorities

Keyword Minority influence, presented by en.Wikipedia

 

  • Although men and women have the same potentials for aggression and warm-heartedness, they differ in which of the two more easily manifests. Thus, if the majority of world leaders were women, perhaps there would be less danger of war and more cooperation on the basis of global concern – although, of course, some women can be difficult! I sympathize with feminists, but they must not merely shout. They must exert efforts to make positive contributions to society. H.H. 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso (*1935) Tibetan monk, leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism, 2007 International Congress on the Women's Role in the Sangha: Bhikshuni Vinaya and Ordination Lineages, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 18.-20. July 2007, transcripted by Alexander Berzin, August 2007

 


Butterfly Heliconius sapho, 23. August 2014
  • The majority of people can reside only within the world of opposites, in which one side is right and one is wrong, making their choices easier and the illusions much stronger. For this reason the journey into the soul is so intimidating: It is the journey of illumination and revelation into the domain of truth, melting the polarity of opposites and ascending into the truth that All is indeed One. Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestseller author, Newsletter, 11. January 2008

 

 

 

  • Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) US American Baptist minister, activist, leader of the African American civil rights movement, unsourced

 

  • Milk is the symbol of the first aspect of love, that of care and affirmation.
    Honey symbolizes the sweetness of life, the love for it and the happiness in being alive.
    Most mothers are capable of giving "milk," but only a minority of giving "honey" too.
    In order to be able to give honey, a mother must not only be a "good mother," but a happy person. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German US Amercian social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, author, The Art of Loving, S. 54, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1956

 

  • Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion – and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion [...] while Truth again reverts to a new minority. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) (1813-1855) Danish existentialist philosopher, theologian, writer, 1849

 

  • The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish politician, pacifist, satirist, dramatist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1925

 

  • The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim. Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931) French social psychologist, sociologist, amateur physicist, originator of and author on herd behavior, crowd psychology and group dynamics, racial superiority, author, The Crowd. A Study of the Public Mind, 1896, Viking Press, S. 110, 1960

 

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Memes in transiton: 10% of the committed opinion holders will change the tide.

Boleslaw K. Szymanski, J. Xie, S. Sreenivasan, G. Korniss, W. Zhang, C. Lim, Social consensus through the influence of committed minorities, presented by Physical Review, E84, 22. July 2011

 

  • Human dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority. James Thurber (1894-1961) US American author, cartoonist, wit, source unknown

 

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Prospect centennarians

 

Study on group decision-making in animals, University of Essex in Cornwall, England: British biologists Roper and Conradt concluded: The alpha deer has only sexual preference choice. The herd makes a majority democratic decision where to graze next. Democracy is wired into the brains of creatures.

  • When there are predators around, decisions require a super majority: two-thirds have to be pointing toward the water hole before they move. And this goes across the spectrum in biology, from insects to orangutans. By their actions, the members of the group all "vote," if you will. Democracy is in our DNA. Jefferson was right. Interview with Thom Hartmann thomhartmann.com (*1951) US American former psychotherapist and entrepreneur, radio host of Air America, journalist, progressive political commentator, author, Threshold. The Crisis of Western Culture, The Crisis of Western Culture, YouTube film, 29:05 minutes duration, posted 30. July 2009

 

  • The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready he is to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause. Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) US American longshoreman philosopher, social writer, social psychology book The True Believer. Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements, Harper & Brothers, 1951

 

  • You can always tell who the pioneers are because they have arrows in their back and are lying face down in the dirt. Source unknown

 

Siehe auch: ► Zitate zum Thema Mehrheiten – Minderheiten

Much madness

Much madness
is divinest sense
To a discerning eye;
Much sense the starkest madness.
’T is the majority
In this, as all, prevails.
Assent, and you are sane;
Demur, – you’re straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.

 

Source: ► Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) US American poet
Complete Poems, Part One: Life XI, 1924

 

Quotes by David R. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013


 

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The two sides of anger

  • Anger can be a fulcrum by which the oppressed are eventually catapulted to freedom. Fury over social injustice, victimization, and inequality has created great movements that led to major changes in the structure of society. But Anger expresses itself most often as resentment and revenge, and is, therefore, volatile and dangerous. Anger as a lifestyle is exemplified by irritable, explosive people who are oversensitive to slights and become "injustice collectors", quarrelsome, belligerent or litigious. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 4 Levels of Consciousness, S. 82, Hay House, February 2002

 


Butterfly Papilio memnon heronus
  • The majority of people [78-85 %] are so divorced from their own states of pure consciousness that they don't recognize them when they experience them, because they identify with their own lower ego states, or their own lowest common denominator. A negative self-image blots out the joyous brilliance that is the true essence of their identities, which therefore goes unrecognized. That this joyous, peaceful, fulfilling state is really one's own essence has been a basic tenet of every great spiritual leader (for example, ‘the kingdom of God is within you’). Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 6 New Horizons in Research, S. 106, Hay House, February 2002

 

 

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Epistle of Paul, referenced by footnote DH, PvF, pg. 312, 2002:

For your conflict is not only with flesh and blood, but also with the angels, and with powers seen and unseen, with the rulers of the world of darkness, one with the evil spirits under the heavens. Ephesians 6, 12 (NT) translated by George Lamsa, A.J. Holmes Co., Philadelphia, 1957

 

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Mankind, coming of age, will greatly transform the human culture.

 

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A minority seeks personal growth.

  • It is only the minority of people who seek self-improvement or personal growth. This is because whatever one's self-criticisms, one secretly really believes that one's way of being is okay and probably the only correct one. They are alright as they are, and all problems are caused by other people's selfishness, unfairness, and by the external world. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. ?, 2001

 

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Essence is a change agent.

 

 

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Addictive unconscious patterns resisting change:

Personas, images, personality styles, cultured stereotypes, group identifications

  • Question: Why do people find it so difficult to change?
    Answer: They identify with their personality, which can be like an addiction. Styles are modish, popularized, and glamorized. Each style has its advantages to impress or control others. There is a secret payoff and satisfaction in being the victim, martyr, or loser. Each persona is a way of manipulating a specific social response. The social image is a way of influencing opinion, and it reflects a person's positionalities. These self-images also have a strong karmic component that is simultaneously a self-casting and a dramatization. These personality styles are influenced by the media, and each has its gain as well as a price. They are cultured stereotypes embedded on a given culture. These styles change with time. The 'tough guy', the sophisticate, the charmer, and the 'no-nonsense, down-to-earth' types are all social castings. The Dudley-Do-Right, the rebel, the outlaw, the mobster, etc., also reflect group identifications. People become addicted to a style even to the point of death. The danger-prone 'macho' image often results in a violent final ending. The extreme-sports fanatic keeps going faster and faster until he hits the wall. Innate to those images is the desire to be a hero. People cherish their image and get lost in their identification with it. These influences are unconscious and often rigid self-definitions that resist change. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), The Eye of the I from Which Nothing is Hidden, chapter 14 The Body and Society, S. 282-283, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002

 


Flying agaric

 

  • Unaided, the mind is too weak and ineffective to bring about major change; even "genius" calibrates at only 499. There are many geniuses and remarkably prominent people of great accomplishment whose personal lives are disastrous, and the public cannot understand why celebrities end up as suicides. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 16 Religion and Truth, The Will (Cal. 850), S. 357-358, 2005

 

 

 

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Gifts of spiritual declaration, commitment, and surrender

 

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Truth and devotion

Alternative source: Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, S. 24, Reflection of February 12th, January 2011

  • Spiritual evolution is the automatic consequence of watching the mind from the general viewpoint of context rather then content. Instead of trying to force change, it is merely necessary to allow Divinity to do so by deeply surrendering all control, resistance, and illusions of gain or loss. It is not necessary to attack illusions but to merely allow them to fall away. It is not necessary, nor fruitful to use force by such mechanisms as guilt, nor is it necessary to try to pursue or propel spiritual evolution because it automatically evolves of it's own accord when the obstacles and resistances of illusions are surrendered. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, chapter 21 Transcending The Mind, S. 354, 2006

 

 

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Field related emergence of: Possiblity ⇔ Probability ⇔ Certainty

 


Double-decked George Washington Bridge,
connecting New York City to Bergen County, New Jersey
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Residual trauma

Doubt, grief or fear

  • If the catastrophic event is not worked through completely, there are certain residuals. It is like we have only halfway fallen off the cliff. Some peole think they have walked off the cliff, but actually we find that they were secretly crossing their fingers and hanging onto some little outcropping or lifeline. The abandonment to God was not really total, so a doubt remains, and out of that doubt is the residual of, for example, grief or fear of the experience. If we do not experience something greater than the personal self when going through the experience, we may end up with a limitation, a certain crippling, the inability to go beyond a certain point, and the willingness to participate becomes limited. The person says, "I would rather live a limited life than face that kind of experience again. I would rather never love again than to love and lose." The saying is,
    "Tis better to have love and lost, than never to have loved at all."
The experiencing of lovingness puts us in touch with our Self, that which is greater than our own limited, small self. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Healing and Recovery, chapter 8 Handling major crisis, S. 256, 2009

 

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Original source:

The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, chapter 15 Clarifications, S. 228, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002

 

 


 

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Turbulences go along with change.


 

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Aiming of spiritual evolution is good karma.

  • The inspiration to evolve spiritually is already a manifestation of the presence of God within, and it's certainly indicative of good karma. Just to want to know truth, to evolve, to improve oneself, to become a better person, to fulfill one's potential – those are all inspirations. And the person doesn't make them up; they just come to them. It's like an innate desire to fulfill your potential.
    That potential as one evolves it becomes more and more identified in spirituality – the capacity to love, to forgive, to appreciate, to see the beauty in all that exists, to live in peace and harmony instead of discord and strife.
    And I'll tell you what happens. It becomes more important to succeed than to win. Anybody can win. It doesn't mean anything. It's success.
    Spiritual evolution is the willingness to give up games and seeming wins for a greater goal which is the evolution of your own consciousness. […] to give up selfishness because what is the ego except selfishness in all its desires. […]
    The universe responds to the willingness to surrender that. As I said it's like an electrostatic field. You start praying to God for spiritual guidance and all and your life begins to change.
    It unfolds automatically. […] The only requirement is to do whatever you do to the best of your capacity and leave the rest up to God. Audio interview with Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), presented by suspended US American web radio station Beyond the Ordinary, hosts Nancy Lorenz and Elena Young, 60 minutes duration, aired 10. February 2004

 

  • Everything happens spontaneously of its own as a consequence of potentiality emerging as actuality. So you don't see change. What you see is emergence. [...] Phenomena come and go as potentiality becomes actuality [...] when local conditions are favorable. [...] With intention we can influence potentiality manifesting as actuality. The mere intention […] to become more and more spiritually evolved is already very powerful. [...]
    Could be that some people's consciousness level is not sufficiently strong to very seriously effect the outcome. However other people's consciousness level is very powerful and they could profoundly effect outcomes. Audio interview Q&A with Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), presented by Miracles Center, Sedona, Arizona, Ellen Sutherland, aired 10. November 2005

 

  • The majority of Homo sapiens do not have an etheric brain. The new species of individuals calibrating over 200 is "homo spiritus." Under 200, the left brain is dominant and individuals are more prone to disease, depression, addiction, and rage. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Sedona Seminar Realization of the Self and the "I", 3 DVD set, 1. November 2003

 

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The rollercoaster ride of the straight and narrow path

  • The energy is that of the Field [...] and you surrender to the field and you do go through transformative phases and stages. You go through phases where you feel like you're coming off your hinges [...] and strange and unnatural. But, these are normal.
    Know that all things are within the infinite harmony of God. Nobody can be lost to God. No matter how upset or strange. People go through inner dissociative states, but where you're at is always within the province of Divinity and is known to God. So you can never be lost to God. The ego may have to adjust to a different perception of itself but there is no way of being lost to Divinity, therefore, to love.
    And you can affirm repeatedly "My reality is at one with Divine Harmony. My life is controlled by Divine Harmony. Everything is in Divine order. My life is in control." Because the reality is the Self with a capital "S" is the emergence of the Divine order. [...] The only thing that gets upset with shifts and change is the ego. What is stressful to the ego is often the delight of the Self. [...]
    So, fear not! Just surrender it to God. Don't worry about it. Just know at all times that you cannot get lost to God. God's infinite harmony includes all of us and you go through transitional periods where you feel like you're out of balance but that is because the advancement of Consciousness itself. Therefore, don't be afraid. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012), Sedona Seminar Serenity, DVD 3 of 3, minute 53:59, August 2005

 

Quotes by Carl Gustav Jung

Conclusions

  • We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology, author, source unknown
  • The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: If there is any reaction, both are transformed. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology

 

  • Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology

 


Jung-Institut in Küsnacht, Kanton Zürich
  • There can be no resolution – only patient endurance – of the opposites which ultimately spring from your own nature. You yourself are a conflict that rages in itself and against itself in order to melt its incompatible substances, the male and the female, in the fire of suffering and thus create that form which is the goal of life. Everyone goes through this mill – consciously or unconsciously, voluntarily or forcibly. We are crucified between the opposites and delivered up to the torture until this reconciling third takes shape. [...]
    Do not doubt the rightness of the two sides within you and let happen whatever may happen happen. The apparently unendurable conflict of your life is proof of the rightness of your life. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology, author, extracted from an extraordinary letter to a friend Mrs. Frobel, written at age 70, 1945

 

  • Only after I had familiarized myself with alchemy did I realize that the unconscious is a process, and that the psyche is transformed or developed by the relationship of the ego to the contents of the unconscious. In individual cases that transformation can be read from dreams and fantasies. In collective life it has left its deposit principally in the various religious sytems and their changing symbols. Through the study of these collective transformation processes and through understanding of alchemical symbolism I arrived at the central concept of my psychology: the process of individuation. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology, author, autobiography Memories, Dreams, Reflections, S. 209, Fontana Press, 1961, 1962, reissued edition 6. March 1995
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Extract of an extraordinary letter to Jung's friend Mrs. Fröbe, written at age 70 in 1945:

As an organizer of conferences she had asked Jung to comment on her great inner struggle between the demands of her career and the demands of her family. Jung pleaded to reconcile the struggle between the male [solar, selfbased, personal approach] and the female [lunar, SELF-based, impersonal approach] via patient endurance in the fire of the crucible until transformation has come about.

 

  • The great events of world history are, at bottom, profoundly unimportant. In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of the individual. This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations first take place, and the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately spring as a gigantic summation from these hidden sources in individuals. In our most private and most subjective lives, we are not only the passive witnesses of our age, and its sufferers, but also its makers. We make our own epoch. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology, The Symbolic Life: Miscellaneous Writings (The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 18, par. 1400, Princeton University Press, 1. February 1977

Quotes by Barack Obama

Personal avowal

  • I campaigned on the promise of change – change we can believe in, the slogan went. And right now, I know there are many Americans who aren’t sure that they still believe we can change – or at least, that I can deliver it. But remember this – I never suggested that change would be easy, or that I could do it alone. And when you try to do big things and make big changes, it stirs passions and controversy. Barack Obama (*1961) 44th US president, State of the Union Address, joint session of Congress, 27. January 2010
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Referring to a famous line of The Elders Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation

 


 Taiwanese paper kite butterfly
  • I know there are many [...] who question whether we can forge this new beginning. Some are eager to stoke the flames of division, and to stand in the way of progress. Some suggest that it isn't worth the effort – that we are fated to disagree, and civilizations are doomed to clash. Many more are simply skeptical that real change can occur. There is so much fear, so much mistrust. But if we choose to be bound by the past, we will never move forward. And I want to particularly say this to young people of every faith, in every country – you, more than anyone, have the ability to remake this world. Barack Obama (*1961) 44th US president, President Obama Addresses Muslim World in Cairo, Washington Post, Thursday, 4. June 2009

 

  • Change cannot happen overnight. No single speech can eradicate years of mistrust, nor can I answer in the time that I have all the complex questions that brought us to this point. I am convinced that in order to move forward, we must say openly the things we hold in our hearts, and that too often are said only behind closed doors. Barack Obama (*1961) 44th US president, President Obama Addresses Muslim World in Cairo, Washington Post, Thursday, 4. June 2009

 

  • [P]roud men and women who feel like the rules have been changed in the middle of the game. They're right. The rules have changed. [...]
    [T]o win the future, we’ll need to take on challenges that have been decades in the making. Barack Obama (*1961) 44th US president, President Obama State of the Union Address 2011, Speech to Joint Session of Congress, Transcript, YouTube film, 1:07:31duration, recorded and posted 25. January 2011

Englische Texte – English section on Transformation

Incomplete timetable of paradigmal shifts

Timetable of paradigmal shifts
Time frameStageThemeRepresentative personality / Event
N/ASurvivalAnimism (Pantheism)Native culture, Aboriginal culture
N/ASurvivalPolytheismAncient Egyptian, Semitic, Greek and Roman cultures
N/ASurvivalMonotheismJudeo-Christian culture
17th centurySuccessRationalism
Cogito ergo sum
René Descartes, Baruch Spinoza, Gottfried Leibniz
1651Survival
Success
Social contract theory
Materialism, realism, empiricism, ethical egoism
Thomas Hobbes
1687SuccessNewtonian Paradigm
Classical mechanics
Universal gravitation
Isaac Newton
1770sSuccessScientific Materialism, EnlightenmentCharles Darwin
1759-1776Survival
Success
Classical political economicsAdam Smith
The Wealth of Nations, 1776
1775-1783Survival
Success
American Revolution
Founding Fathers of the United States, Thomas Paine
1789-1799Survival
Success
French RevolutionList of people granted honorary French citizenship
during the French Revolution
1859SurvivalPolitical Economy
Reduced Darwinism

Self-interest; adolescent
Thomas Robert Malthus
1860sSurvival
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Conventional medicine
Linear Era I medicine
Robert Koch, Rudolf Virchow, Ferdinand Sauerbruch,
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
1900sSurvival
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Freudian Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud
1900sSupportQuantum physicsJames Clerk Maxwell, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Arthur Compton, Louis de Broglie, Clinton Davisson, Lester Germer, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, Max Born, Paul Dirac, John von Neumann Eugene Wigner
See also: Timeline of quantum mechanics
1919SupportJungian depth psychologyCarl Gustav Jung
1927SupportUncertainty principleWerner Heisenberg
1935SupportQuantum EntanglementAlbert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, Nathan Rosen
1940s
1998
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Complementary medicine
Mind-body interventions
Linear Era |I medicine
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, O. Carl Simonton
1943Survival
Success
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Hierarchy of needs model Abraham Maslow
1953Survival
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Genetic determinismFrancis Crick
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Transpersonal PsychologyCarl Gustav Jung, Viktor Frankl, Karlfried Graf Dürckheim, Abraham Maslow, Stanislav Grof, Ken Wilber, Anthony Sutich, Frances Vaughan, Roger Walsh, Ronald D. Laing, Charles Tart, Roberto Assagioli
End 1970s
1998
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Positive Psychology
Happiness research
Martin Seligman, Dacher Keltner, Michael Argyle,
Alfred Bellebaum, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
Ed Diener, David G. Myers
1970s/80s
1999
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Wonder medicine
Nonlocal nonlinear Era |II medicine
Larry Dossey
1980sSupport
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New Biology
Consciousness research
Bruce Lipton, Elisabet Sahtouris
1987Support
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Paradigmal shift in mankind's consciousness level LoC 190-LoC 204Harmonic Convergence 16.-17. August 1987
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New Physics
Consciousness research
Hans-Peter Dürr, Henry P. Stapp, Amit Goswami
1995Survival
Success
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Map of Consciousness [LoC 840]
Truth research via muscle testing
David R. Hawkins
1999Success
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Rise of the Internet
IT Revolution
Online Communication
End 1990s – Access boom Google 1998
Beg 2000s – Social Media Networks boom Wikipedia 2001, LinkedIn 2003, Xing 2003, Facebook 2004, YouTube 2006, Twitter 2006
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Integral Politics Ken Wilber, Barbara Marx Hubbard
2003Support
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Dignity for all
Culture of mutual respect
Robert W. Fuller
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Social BankingAristotle, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Muhammad Yunus
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Caring Economics
The Real Wealth of Nations. Creating a Caring Economics, 2007
Riane Eisler
2007Support
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Darwinism rediscovered
Mutuality; mature
David Loye
2009Support
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New Sociology
Social Equity rediscovered
Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett
Daniel Kahneman, Hans Rosling
John Stacey Adams, 1963
2010Support
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Happiness economics
Happy society movement
Socrates, Daniel Kahneman, Richard Layard
Angus Deaton, Richard Easterlin, Bruno Frey, Andrew Oswald,
Benjamin Radcliff, Bernard M.S. van Praag, Ruut Veenhoven
See also: ► Paradigmenwechsel – Paradigmal shift

Eight statistically confirmed laws of social change

The important reform movements in the United States of America show a strong imprint of Quaker participation.
Abolition [*]
Public education [*]
Penal reform [*]
Women's suffrage [*] [Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Fry, Jane Addams, Alice Paul, Bayard Rustin]
Civil rights [*]
Environmental protection [*]
Nuclear freeze.
[*]The Quakers (Society of Friends) comprise only 0.0008% of the US population.
Still, they were essentially involved in a series of substantial social changes.

 

Differentiating force from essence
Change wrought by violence (force) ⇔ lasting transformation wrought by nonviolent "beingness"
****  Social change requires wisdom, character, patience, and the willingness to forego any personal credit.  ****  
Social justice movements take a span of 4-5 generations (80-100 years) until they reach fruition.
These eight laws of social change were successfully practiced by the Quakers.2
Transformational principlesLegend
Prerequisite
individual choices
Become aware you are making a choice.
Choose the compassionate and life-affirming option as you understand it in the moment.
First lawThe individuals (individually) and the group (collectively) must share a common intention.
Second lawThe individuals and the group may have goals, but they may not reap cherished potential outcomes.
Third lawThe individuals in the group must authentically accept that their goal may not be reached during their lifetimes and be OK with this.
Fourth lawThe individuals in the group must authentically accept that they may not reap either credit or acknowledgment for what they have done and be OK with that.
Fifth lawEach person in the group regardless of gender, religion, race, or culture must enjoy fundamental equality [ dignity ] while the various roles in the hierarchy of the effort must be respected.
Sixth lawThe individuals in the group must forswear violence in word, act or thought.
Seventh lawThe individuals in the group must make their private selves and personal lives consistent with their public postures.
Eigthth lawThe individuals (individually) in the group and the group (collectively) must always act from the beingness of life-affirming integrity.

 

Sources featuring Stephan A. Schwartz, Ph.D., US American futurologist, senior fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing, Samueli Institute, cognitive sciences research associate, Laboratories for Fundamental Research, author
PDF presentation THE POWER – The Eight Laws of Social Change
Audio interview The Eight Laws of Social Change, presented by Blogtalkradio Paranormal Perceptions, host Dee Disparti, aired 17. January 2008
Video presentation Eight Laws of Change, presented by TEDxVail, YouTube film, 12:27 minutes duration, Beaver Creek, Colorado, recorded 8. January 2016, posted 25. January 2016
Sources featuring Susan Sachs Goldman, US American historian, trustee at The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., speaker on Quaker social reforms, author
Book Friends in Deed. The Story of Quaker Social Reform in America, Highmark Press, 8. May 2012
Audio interview The Quakers, Forging America's Identity, presented by the US American web radio station New Dimensions, host Justine Willis-Toms, 57:00 minutes duration, posted 29. May 2013
See also:
Two opposed American dreams – Charles Moore
Transmissions of the nonviolence meme
ViolenceForceEssenceDignityRespectCultureEqualityChoiceCompassion
IntentionAuthenticyGender ConflictLanguageThoughtsBeingIntegrityJustice

Nine principles of successfully navigating change

People who successfully navigate change...
⚑ have positive beliefs.
⚑ know that change always brings something positive into their lives.
⚑ know they are resilient, strong, and capable of getting through anything.
⚑ know that every challenging emotion will guide them to positive emotions that help them feel better.
⚑ know that the quicker they accept the change, the less pain and hardship they will feel.
⚑ use empowering questions and words, think better thoughts, and express their feelings.
⚑ know they are connected to something bigger than themselves.
⚑ are not alone; they surround themselves with people who can help, who have the right beliefs and skills.
    And they create an environment that supports their change.
⚑ take action. They have a plan and know how to take care of themselves.
Sources featuring Ariane de Bonvoisin, US American author, entrepreneur, expert on change
Book excerpt Nine Principles of Change, excerpted from First 30 Days. The Book, HarperOne, reprinted edition 12. May 2009
Video presentation First Thirty Days, YouTube film, 3:22 minutes duration, posted 15. February 2008
See also: ► Erfolg – Success and ► Erfolg – Success

♦♦◊♦◊♦♦

Chemists describe catalysis as a highly complex process.
    Chemical Catalysts initiate a change of the preexisting chemical status/condition (an attractor field change).
Physicists term the effect as turbulences.
Sociologists name human catalysts also 'movers and shakers', 'whistleblowers', 'trailblazers', and 'shit stirrers'. It is them who may trigger r-evolutionary and involutionary transformation that is accompanied by emotional uproar as to release bound energies. The transformational process continues until the "critical mass point" is reached which as such provokes a complete field shift. After the paradigm shift a new balance of the existing forces begins to establish itself.

Value shifts after an an epiphany (quantum change)

Male vs. female values before and after experiencing a Quantum moment
insightful grace experience – Miller and C'de Baca – Table 1
RatingMens' value shifts
Before an epiphany
Mens' value shifts
After an epiphany
Womens' value shifts
Before an epiphany
Womens' value shifts
After an epiphany
1.WealthSpiritualityFamilyGrowth
2.AdventurePersonal PeaceIndependenceSelf esteem
3.AchievementFamilyCareerSpirituality
4.PleasureGod's WillFitting inHappiness
5.Be respectedHonestyAttractivenessGenerosity
6.FamilyGrowthKnowledgePersonal Peace
7.FunHumilitySelf ControlHonesty
8.Self esteemFaithfulness to othersBe LovedForgiveness
9.FreedomForgivenessHappinessHealth
10.AttractivenessSelf esteemWealthCreativity

 

Male vs. female values before and after experiencing a Quantum moment
– Miller and C'de Baca – Table 2
RatingMens' value shifts
Before an epiphany
Womens' value shifts
Before an epiphany
Mens' value shifts
After an epiphany
Womens' value shifts
After an epiphany
1.WealthFamilySpiritualityGrowth
2.AdventureIndependencePersonal PeaceSelf esteem
3.AchievementCareerFamilySpirituality
4.PleasureFitting inGod's WillHappiness
5.Be respectedAttractivenessHonestyGenerosity
6.FamilyKnowledgeGrowthPersonal Peace
7.FunSelf ControlHumilityHonesty
8.Self esteemBe LovedFaithfulness to othersForgiveness
9.FreedomHappinessForgivenessHealth
10.AttractivenessWealthSelf esteemCreativity
See also: ► Shifting from ambition to meaning and purpose

Stories of Transformation

Transformation by deeper insight

What makes the banner flap?

After living quietly in the south for sixteen years, Hui-neng3 made his way to Kuang-chou (now Canton) and visited the famous Fa-hsing Temple.

Deutsche Fahne vor dem Reichstag in Berlin
There he found some monks arguing over a banner waving in the breeze.

"The pennant is inanimate," one monk said, "and the wind makes it flap."
"But," interjected a second monk, "both wind and banner are inanimate, and the waving is an impossibility."
Yet a third added, "The flapping is due to a coincidence of cause and condition."
And a fourth insisted, "The banner does not flap; only the wind moves by itself."

Realizing that the time to declare himself had come, Hui-neng declared,
"Neither wind nor banner but your own mind flaps."

Stunned, the monks knew that they stood before a great teacher.

Source: On Hui-neng, Theosophy Library Online
Wumen Huikai (1183-1260) Chinese Chán (Zen) master of the Song dynasty,
compiler and interpreter of The Gateless Gate, 48-koan collection

Lifelong intention of transformation

  • At 15, I set my heart on learning.
    At 30 I had planted my feet firmly on the ground.
    At 40, I was never led astray from my goal.
    At 50, I knew the will of heaven.
    At 60, I heard the bidding of heaven with a docile ear.
    At 70, I could do as my heart pleased,
    for what I desired no longer conflicted with the will of heaven.
Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese sage, social philosopher

Transformation of things


Blauer Schmetterling
  • Once Zhuangzi [Chuang Chou]4 dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Chuang Chou. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Chuang Chou. But he didn't know if he was Chuang Chou who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was Chuang Chou. Between Chuang Chou and a butterfly there must be some distinction!
    This is called the Transformation of Things.

 

Burton Watson (1925-2017) US American translator of Chinese and Japanese literature and poetry, Chuang Tzu. Basic Basic Writings, end of chapter 2, pg. 45, Columbia University Press, New York, 1964
cited in: ZHUANGZI (Chuang-tzu), Alan Fox, Department of Philosophy, University of Delaware, Great Thinkers of the Eastern World, pp. 21-26, ed. Ian P. McGreal, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1995

Human catalysts – effects and fate

Changing spouses in longterm marriages

Scene past the wedding day:

 

  • Husband says to wife: "I hope you'll never change."
    Wife says to husband: "I [we] need to change you."

    Women improve men. They do, if you [men] don't kill them first.
    This change agent [a woman] is good for men. They don't like it. […]
    The good news is women can generally get a man to where they want them. They just need to remember it's a long term project [...] twenty, thirty years.
Mark Gungor, US American pastor, comedian, marriage counselor, international speaker, speech undated, partially here: A man still does not do anything, YouTube film, 1:23 minutes duration, posted 21. January 2011

  • Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men – the other 999 follow women.
    Groucho Marx (1890-1977) US American comedian, entertainer, actor

Predicament of catalysts – initiators of change

than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things [system].
For the initiator has the enmity of
all those who have done well under the old conditions,
and merely lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.

This coolness arises partly from
the fear of the opponents,
who have the laws on their side,
and partly from the incredulity of men,
who do not readily believe in new things
until they have had a long experience of them.
Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian civil servant of the Florentine Republic, humanist, historian, diplomat, political philosopher, founder of modern political science, writer, The Prince, chapter 6, 1513

Distress of the ones who speak the truth

  • Who dares to call the child by its right name?
    The few who have some part of it descried,
    Yet fools enough to guard not their full hearts,
    Revealing to riffraff both their insight and their feeling,
    Men have of old burned at the stake and crucified.
    Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) German polymath, poet, playwright, dramatist, novelist,
    drama Faust. A Tragedy text, act I, scene V [1808], Thomas Boosey and Sons, London, 1821, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976

Scientist of joy – Patch Adams

War orphan Dr. Patch Adams was beaten up every day in high school.


Hunter "Patch" Adams, 2014

As a result of that he was suicidal in his youth and was hospitalized three times in one year.
He finally got the message of changing what is into a loving world. He became a scientist for joy, a doctor for the poor.

 

Humorous visionary Adams promotes "a revolution of love and compassion" since age 18.

"All healthy women say the same thing: All the problems of the world are due to men.
7000 years ago men chose to worship 'money and power over'. This is why no political system works because the value system is 'money and power over'. This is the God of the West and the God of the East."
Minute 00:36

 

7000 years ago men chose to worship 'money and power over'.
This is why no political system works because the value system is 'money and power over'.
This is the God of the West and the God of the East.

"Women for all of history have done what we need.
You can't name one problem in history due to women.
No matter how badly the men behave the women are raising the children.
Our mother showed us the miracle of being nice, of being kind.
We only need to act like our mother, our grandmother.
We need a grandmother revolution."
Minute 11:13

 

Source/References featuring Patch Adams, M.D. (*1945) US American physician, social activist, citizen diplomat, author, YouTube films
► Video interview End of Capitalism – Revolution of Love, hosted by Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, ~November 2009, Patch Adams – Single clip interview, 12:17 minutes duration, posted 7. July 2011
► Video presentation Patch Adams on Life, 1:54 minutes duration, posted 20. November 2006
► Video presentation Patch Adams Healthcare Speech Clip, 7:33 minutes duration, 10. June 2010
See also: ► Humor

❄ · ❄ · ❄

 

"How does one become butterfly?" [Teddy bear] Pooh asked pensively.
"You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar," Piglet replied.
"You mean to die?" asked Pooh.
"Yes and no," he answered.
"What looks like you will die, but what's really you will live on."

 

Source: ► Alan Alexander Milne [A. A.] (1882-1956) English poet, author
excerpt from the collection of stories Winnie-the-Pooh, 1926

Future trends – Ray Kurzweil

US American transhumanist and trend researcher Ray Kurzweil (*1948) is an inventor since childhood and a computer wizard. He describes

  • exponential growth acceleration,
  • democratization,
  • sharing of information,
  • creation tools,
  • overcoming of poverty with IT technology,
  • hybridization of humans with nano bots in the brain / bloodstream,
  • receding of importance of government and religion.

 

Kurzweil made these terms known:

 

Kurzweil predicts the acceleration of change rates:

  • 50-80 times the change that happened in the last century will manifest within the next decade. [status 2009-2019]
  • 1000 times the change that happened in the last century will manifest in the next century.

 

See also:
Future research
Video and audio links –
Ray Kurzweil

 

Links zum Thema Transformation

Literatur

Change Management – einfach erklärt
Zwei Mäuse und zwei Zwerge ernähren sich vom Käse aus einem Lager. Als eines Tages der Käse ausbleibt, suchen die Mäuse gleich nach neuem Käse. Die Zwerge analysieren monatelang im leeren Lager über die Ursachen und bedauern sich. Fazit: Die Welt ändert sich, und der Käse ist immer wieder woanders zu finden.
Zentrale Frage: '"Was würdest Du tun, wenn Du keine Angst hättest?'"

Literature (engl.)

Initiation into adulthood

Importance of imaginal cells

Within the societal structure of the power/dominator system there were five stages of human consciousness correlating with Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of needs model: 1) Magical thinking – Physiological
2) Imperial thinking – Safety
3) Social consciousness – Belongingness and Love
4) Cultural consciousness – Esteem
5) Spiritual consciousness – Self-Actualization
6) Self-Transcendence

New economic frameworks, methods and tools that can help leaders and change-makers guide this transformation


Externe Weblinks


External web links (engl.)

Audio- und Videolinks

  • Audiointerview mit Dr. Dieter Broers (*1951) deutscher Biophysiker, interdisziplinärer Forscher, Bewusstseinswandel und das Jahr 2012, Podcast, Episode EP#14, präsentiert von ExoNews, Exopolitik-Podcast-Anbieter, Gastgeber Carsten Dresbach, Sendetermin 10. Februar 2009
  • Videointerview mit Prof. Dr. Peter Kruse (1955-2015) deutscher Honorarprofessor für Allgemeine und Organisationspsychologie, Universität Bremen, Psychologe, Netzwerkforscher zur Komplexitätsverarbeitung in intelligenten Netzwerken und kohärenter Musterbildung, Geschäftsführer von Nextpractice, Unternehmensberater, Über Changemanagement, YouTube Film, 6:08 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 18. Mai 2008
  • Videopräsentation von Dr. Daniele Ganser danieleganser.ch (*1972) Schweizer Historiker, Universität St. Gallen, NATO-Kenner, Experte für verdeckte geostrategische Kriegsführung, Energie- und Friedensforscher, Gründer und Leiter von Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research (SIPER) (*2011), Daniele Ganser am Alpen-Adria-Energy-Award 2014, Klagenfurt, Österreich, 16.-17. Mai 2014, YouTube Film, 1:01:15 Dauer, eingestellt 19. Mai 2014

Audio and video links (engl.)

  • Global Mind Change, presented by Global-Mindshift.org
  • Video interview with Teri Mahaney, Ph.D., US American expert in higher education, administration and leadership, teacher on brain states and their effect on performance, creativity, healing, consciousness, karma and transformation, Changing your Mind, presented by US American Conscious Media Network via Gaiam TV, host Regina Meredith, 35:46 minutes duration, posted December 2005   Subject to fee
  • Video interview with John Major Jenkins alignment2012.com (*1964) US American independent researcher on the pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Mayan Mayan calendar, cosmology and philosophy, lecturer, author, 2012 and the Mayan Calendar, presented by US American Conscious Media Network via Gaiam TV, host Regina Meredith, 28:41 minutes duration, posted February 2006   Subject to fee
  • To the Crazy Ones, Apple MacIntosh Inc., TV spot on Change and the Motto: "Think different!", first issued 1997
    • Apple MacIntosh Inc., TV spot on Change; Motto: "Think different!", Here's to the crazy ones, YouTube film, 1:00 minute duration, posted 17. March 2006
  • Video presentation by Malcolm Gladwell, CM (*1963) Canadian historian, sociologist, civil engineering professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, business consultant, speaker, journalist, staff writer with magazine New Yorker, since 1996, author, Genius: 2012, location 2012: Stories from the Near Future conference, sponsored by the US American magazine The New Yorker, introduced by David Remnick, host Henry Finder, 7. May 2007

Discussing the importance of stubbornness and collaboration in problem-solving, the 10,000 hours of practice to master any challenge, example given by role model Andrew Wiles

  • Audio teleseminar / interview with Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. (*1936) German US American psychologist, psychedelic researcher with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert in the early 1960s, Harvard University, writer, Alchemical Divination, presented by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Shift in Action, host Stephen Dinan, US American CEO of The Shift Network, 1:08:23 duration, aired and posted 2. January 2008
  • Video message by Marianne Williamson (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, political activist, visionary, lecturer, author, Are you part of the 11%?, One Minute Shift film clip, presented by the Institute of Noetic Sciences, 1:11 minutes duration, posted by shiftinaction 18. October 2007
  • Video presentation by Chip Conley, US American hotelier, founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, speaker, author, Transforming the Workplace, One Minute Shift film clip, issued by US American Institute of Noetic Sciences, 1:11 minutes duration, posted January 2009

Survive (Job) → Succeed (Career) → Transform (Calling) at the base, in the middle, and at the peak of Maslow’s humanistic hierarchical pyramid of needs

Empathic therapists have the highest success rate with alcohol addicts.

The concept of integration, mindfulness techniques are one way to monitor and modify our internal states and create integration, thus facilitating transformation into better states of health.

Thriving in the Transformational Era by Robb Smith

  • Video presentation by Stephan A. Schwartz, Ph.D., US American futurologist, senior fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing, Samueli Institute, cognitive sciences research associate, Laboratories for Fundamental Research, author, Eight Laws of Change, presented by TEDxVail, YouTube film, 12:27 minutes duration, Beaver Creek, Colorado, recorded 8. January 2016, posted 25. January 2016

These eight science-based strategies of behavior enable any person or small group – even ordinary people without great wealth, official position, or physical power – to bend the arc of history to create successful lasting life-affirming transformation.


Linkless offerings

  • Audio interview with Lawrence Ellis, US American sustainability advocate, founder and president of Paths to Change, complexity-science organizational consultant, activist, studied application of Satyagraha (Gandhian militant non-violence) to individual and large-scale change via Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, has an interdisciplinary master’s degree weaving fields as Asian religions and ethics, change-practices of theoretical physicist David Bohm, liberation politics, linguistics and psychology, filmmaker, Embodied Leadership for The Great Turning, presented by Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Shift in Action, 46:51 minutes duration, produced and uploaded 12. May 2009


Audio and video links – Ray Kurzweil

Audio and video links (engl.) – Michael Meade

Audio and video links (engl.) – Hans Rosling

Audios und Videos featuring Hans Rosling, M.D., Ph.D. (1948-2017) Swedish professor of global health, medical doctor, statistician, data visionary, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, public speaker
TypeOfferingHeadingSponsor ♦
Location♦P-Date
Minutes durationRelease date
YouTube videoPresentation200 years that changed the worldGapminder Gapminder4:3822. March 2009
Historical change in life expectancy and income per person within the period 1809-2009
YouTube videoPresentation200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 MinutesBritish TV station BBC Four The Joy of Stats4:4826. November 2010

Inspirational short movie

Miracle and beauty of the life cycle of the butterfly Ideopsis similis, native to Okinawa, Japan, condensed and captured on video

 

Interne Links

Englisch Wiki

Hawkins

 

 

1 [Wiki/Carl Gustav Jung]] (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology, author, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, chapter Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype, 1938, Princeton University Press, 1. August 1981

2 The Quakers (Society of Friends) comprise 0.0008% of the US population.

3 Huineng (638-713) sixth Chinese Chan Buddhism patriarch

4 Zhuangzi [Chuang Tzu] ) (~365-290 BC) influential Chinese philosopher during the Warring States Period

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