Commonway Tele-Seminars Begin Next Week

by: Heather on 01/28/2009
Posted in: Author Events

This just in from Sharif Abdullah, author of The Power of One and founder of the Commonway Institute. Thanks Sharif!

Commonway Institute Tele-seminars

Ever since the beginning of our current financial crisis, as the wave of bad financial news threatens to engulf us (and other dangers await), I have heard a steady, quiet, but insistent question: "What can we do?" What can ordinary human beings do, in the face of huge failures and colossal bailouts, that don't seem to bail anything out? What can we do, in the face of a steady diet of bad news? What can we do, besides watch our retirement investments slowly disappear before our eyes? We are living in truly unprecedented times. Unprecedented, but, not unforeseen. I've been talking about the terminal nature of our society for some time. Twenty years ago, in the first edition of The Power of One: Authentic leadership in Turbulent Times, I said, "The leaders of the new society must prepare for an abrupt shift in economic, social and political patterns." Now, we can see the leading edge of the breakdown of our patterns and systems - the breakdown that precedes the breakthrough. What can you do? You actually have a wide variety of choices available:

  1. Freak out.
  2. Go into denial. (Either spend your money like nothing has changed, or crawl into the corner, suck your thumb and call for mommy.)
  3. Hold your breath, waiting for things to go back to "normal".
  4. Wait for President Obama to save us all from our sins.
  5. Get busy on transforming our society.

If you are interested in Alternatives 1 through 4, you don't need to participate in the Tele-Seminars. If you are interested in Alternative #5, you should plan to join our Tele-Seminars, starting next week. Does anyone have a guaranteed, fool-proof system to get us out of this Mess? Of course not - there are no guarantees. What we of Commonway have are the common spiritual and social values that will be needed by all to create a better world for all. We also have the will and the compassionate hearts to move forward in troubled times, unafraid and with the honesty and humility that make us the true Inheritors of the Earth. This is our time to shine!

For more information on the Tele-Seminars, including how to register, click here.


To learn more about subverting the dominant paradigm of power and leadership to create a society based on love, compassion, and authenticity, check out The Power of One. Have your own ideas on where to start to transform our society? We'd love to hear them in the comments below.

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