“A World that Works for Everyone…”, Heaven on Earth ~ The Immense Power of Context
Posted November 2, 2015on:
Somewhere around 1980, Werner Erhard convened a global event of over 28,000 people called “A Shot Heard ‘Round the World.” By the time it was over, an over-arching and enormously powerful context had been created, “a world that works for everyone, with no one left out.” Kindled within the hearts and minds of those gathered that day was also the power of a single human being “to make a difference” in bringing about just such a world.
Increasingly our human species seems to be on fire with these same ideas. Living inclusively, you AND me, and solving the roadblocks that arise when a powerful context such a “a world that works for everyone…” is invoked.
For THAT is the power of context. It calls forth, to the surface, into our awareness, precisely what must be handled, what it will take, in order that the vision be fulfilled.
“Context is the freedom to be… It has no form, no place in time; it allows form and time” – Werner Erhard
Countless examples exist, though few as well known (in the U.S.) as JFK’s moon shot. In May 1961, JFK’s created a potent context, launching the yet unforeseen space program, through his vision, ” I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”
John Kennedy, his advisers, Congress and the newly inspired American public had NO IDEA how his dream would be fulfilled, but on July 20, 1969, despite even his assassination, every obstacle had been handled, it did occur and a society was transformed, all within the creative context of JFK’s vision and the tenacious drive required for its fulfillment. In this follow-up speech at Rice Stadium in 1962, JFK’s passion and humor are palpable ~ two forces most required to manifest a vision commonly held as “inconceivable.”
An now comes, The Shift Network’s “Heaven on Earth Summit” to invoke, discuss and inspire the living unfoldment of our grand intent, creating and echoing just such an audacious context , ” A world that works for ALL.”
May we nourish the dream, becoming its fulfillment as we roll up our sleeves, celebrate and join our unique perspectives, powers, talent and vision.
This is our time…
…and surely it is why we’ve come.