Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Changeblogger Meme: Pass it on

The Changeblogger movement is growing!

SocialButterfly took the bloggers listed on my post, Changebloggers List + Wanna Meetup Up? and set up the Changeblogger Wiki, Changeblogger Twitter feed, and the first Washington D.C. Changeblogger meetup.

I created a Changeblogger Facebook group (thanks to a suggestion by Tim Zimmermann of Change/Wire), and recently established the Changeblogger Network on Ning.

Qui Diaz posted a 3-question Changeblogging Meme, which I'd like to participate in, and I hope you'll pass it on:

What is one change - big or small, local or global - you want to see in your lifetime?

In my lifetime, I would like more laws, initiatives and decisions made by leaders to be based on the good of everyone on the planet because of a change in global awareness that we are truly all connected, even to people we don't agree with!

Who is already working on this issue who you think others should support?

I've become increasingly interested in the role of spirituality/inner work informing outer social change work. In the introduction to Gardening at the Dragon's Gate, Wendy Johnson writes,
"When the Buddha first began to teach, a magical deity visited him in the night and asked the question:

The inner tangle and the outer tangle-
This generation is entangled in a tangle
So I ask you,
Who succeeds in untangling this tangle?

The Buddha's answer was simple and direct: the one who sits down in the middle of his or her life and looks with attention, calm and resolute, has a chance to untangle the tangle and to relieve suffering."
The Seasons Fund for Transformation, who I posted an interview with on Friday, supports social change organizations that are incorporating inner work into their outer work.

Three yoga teachers, Seane Corn, Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling have created Off the Mat, Into the World, an organization that combines yoga and service.

How are you going to use your Web/tech/marcom skills to further this cause? (Or, what are you already doing that works?)

I'm going to keep blogging and podcasting stories and interviews about how people and organizations are using spiritual practices/inner work to help them become more compassionate with themselves and others, especially people and groups that they see as "the enemy."

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Rather than tag specific bloggers, I say, if you're inspired, pass it on!




1 comment:

  1. Alex, aka SocialButterfly6:42 AM

    Yay! If you participate in the meme, be sure to add your post's permalink to the changeblogger wiki, so we can all check it out!

    Also, there is now a Changeblogger meetup forming in NYC too! =)

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