Some inevitable atrocities are also avoidable, if we are prepared and therefore can act fast. We need tools that can help us think ahead.
The Covid-19 Crisis is just a preview of what lay ahead for us if we don't start taking drastic steps towards changing our actions and thereby our trajectory. What role will you play in how we design the future? Will you choose to be an unintentional bystander or will you choose to co-create our new future with purpose & intention. We have a responsibility as both descendant and ancestor to learn from our past, make good choices in our present so they can echo into the future. We have a responsibility to be good stewards of all our collective heirlooms so they can continue to serve every generation after us. In this Ted Talk, Bina Venkataraman so skillfully plays her part in teaching us how this is possible if we...
1. Rethink what we measure?
2. Change what we reward?
3. Brave enough to imagine what lies ahead...
We are running out of time, our world is in trouble...
…are you ready to help create a new future?
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, All you have to do is...
Commit to an inner journey.
Start by doing 1 act of generosity everyday for the earth, for someone else and for yourself.
Commit to a journey of discovery.
Know your unique purpose, then play your part live a life by design.
Host a dinner
Online/offline for 4 friends/family and ask them to do the same.
When you awaken your passion and start creating a better world, we all benefit... when you don't, we all forfeit...
Take the challenge
In unity, the suffering of others is a reflection of our own suffering and so equally joy, happiness and abundance is also shared. This is why an agreed view for our global society has significant implications for our future. From both a personal and societal standpoint, as well as a rational and intuitive standpoint, we know to treat everyone and everything equally. The way we care for ourselves should be equivalent to the way that we care for others as well as our natural world. Our philosophical and practical systems should also ensure that each person has access to the resources they need to adequately survive and thrive.
Suffering is a pandemic across both, so-called, developing and developed nations because no matter how far we may personally believe that we are removed from it, the reality is the majority of our fellow man is distressed from a lack of external and/or internal resources. The former is strongly influenced from an unequal distribution of food, water, shelter, infrastructure, education, medicine and political representation, whilst the latter from a lack of knowledge and skills in emotional regulation and psychological balancing, as well as a limited capacity to face and overcome the external challenges that can inhibit one’s inner peace.
We are inextricably linked to one another by a divine design and this means that we will not find peace until we learn to truly understand this bond and then live to respect this bond.
You are the hero that we have all been waiting for. You are the chosen one. Each of us are the chosen ones because within each of us lies a unique solution to a very specific human challenge therefore to live up to our potential we first have to look inward and develop our own emotional and psychological inner balance and as we do this we begin to affect change all around us. Each of us have experiences in our lives that has left us broken or disconnected to our true self in some ways and the true self is the self that knows what humanity needs, so to heal our world we must first heal our own heart.
In partnership with many others we have co-created this initiative to help you be the hero that we know you are capable of being. All you have to do is take the first step and take action... As part of the #icanplaymypart Challenge, the Ignite team and I are planning many different events, gatherings, creating a co-operative platform, and the TRANSFORM game and many other fun things to get us all to re-connect, awaken and join hands to co-create a better world. A world where everyone is valued, we all experience abundance, peace and happiness and all stakeholders are protected and nurtured.
So, HERO, remember with great power comes great responsibility. To nurture the greatness within you and to get you started we made it as easy as 1, 2, 3
Commit to an inner journey
Spirituality is a very personal affair regardless of the various pathways that one may take or disciplines that one may adhere to. Yet even though there is an abundance of different belief systems and avenues for spiritual endeavour, there is one universal agreement between them – the principle of unity. We do not wish to prescribe for you what this journey should look like but rather encourage you to make it. Going inward and exploring is an extremely courageous and selfless act because to come face to face with the villain within that lives right beside the hero within is not for the faint hearted. The good news is that the hero was made to be victorious because the hero is armed with the most powerful weapon in all of the universe, love. Learn how to wield it skilfully and you will master the power that literally created everything.
In the weeks and months to follow we will provide you with tools to help you navigate this journey but to start you off we ask that you do 3 things to activate this powerful source within you.
Do 1 act of generosity:
- for someone else anywhere on the planet every day.
- to nurture and protect our natural environment every day.
- to nurture and grow yourself every day.
Commit to pursuing your purpose
It all begins with purpose...
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” - Eyodor Dostoyevsk
Purpose is the cornerstone of our entire existence and it is the key that unlocks the entire universe to you and I. Our Creator has placed a blue print within each of us to act as our guide to help us discover the tailor made role that we each get to play in ultimately fulfilling the dream of an abundant life for humanity. “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” And It is never too late to start pursuing that great life. So much of what needs to be adjusted in this world begins with each of us knowing whom we were created to be. We are the agents of change. To help you go on this quest we are creating many different tools and resources. To get started join the Ignite Life Community, our trusted partner in this project. In this community site you will find many valuable resources to help you navigate this journey. Once you have joined the community subscribe to the
#icanplaymypart group that is being hosted on this platform. Here is where we will connect with other changemakers to become an unstoppable force for good in our world.
Commit to host dinners
Food is such an amazing way to bring people from all walks of life together. It is an activity that every human being engages in several times each day. It is present at our most defining moments in our lives so we thought why not let food be present when we plot to change the world.
Our connection with each other is crucial to our very survival and the reason why word of mouth has and will always remain the most powerful marketing tool is because despite all our technological advances we always return to our primal drivers. Human beings need and even crave connection even when we don't know it.
We would like you to be an ambassador for change through the simple act of sharing a meal, being genuinely interested in them and then asking them a few very strategic questions that will make for good dinner conversation.
- How do you think we're doing as the dominant species on the planet?
- Do you think our world is in trouble? If yes, why? If no, why?
- What do you think you can do to help?
If you sense that they might be interested, present them with the opportunity to join the movement and if they are not interested don't push them, just continue to love them.
Finally, at the end of each dinner, let us know how it went by giving us an update via e-mail and let us know how we can help.
Donate and help
Your donation will help us create and maintain our platform so we can get more resources into the right hands to co-create a better world for all of us...
If you can’t make a financial donation at this time, join the movement. We are looking for people with skills that we can use to help us co-create. Just get in touch and connect with us.