Success is only complete and meaningful when it helps others to be successful too and does not create harm in our world.
The new economic paradigm is cooperative, collaborative and sharing. Living Free means that we help and support each other unconditionally to free ourselves from a fear-based system that no longer serves us and the world we live in.
“Ultimately, work on self is inseparable from work in the world. Each mirrors the other; each is a vehicle for the other. When we change ourselves, our values and actions change as well. When we do work in the world, internal issues arise that we must face or be rendered ineffective.”
Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition
The next evolution is that we realize that we can use the power of our relationships once we realize that we are part of each other… this completely changes the way we do business with each other. If we cannot trust each other everything stops or moves very slowly. When you know that a person considers you as part of themselves it creates the deepest trust possible – we do business as ONE.
Just as entrepreneurs changed the face of business, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss by improving systems, inventing new approaches and creating sustainable solutions to change society for the better. All sustainability starts with sustainable relationships…
There is no reason why we cannot build an economy that is life serving. Actually, I don’t see “the market” or “the economy” as this elusive entity that lives somehow by itself. I see only people like you and me deciding how they want this world to look like.
Out of the self-evident truth of our being arises the evolutionary impulse to co-create and finally have heart and become smart.
Create – in the words of Don Beck – “flexible-flow systems” that are designed by the people for the people.
From success to significance… from accumulation to appreciation… from greed to gratitude…
…WE ARE THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation
…and when we prosper the whole world is included… is it not?