24 September 2009

Eight Laws of Social Change, Quotes

From Spiritual Wiki

'Social Change requires wisdom, character, patience, and the willingness to forego any personal credit.

Law – Individuals (individually) and the group (collectively) share a common intention.

Law – Individuals and the group may have goals and cherish the potential outcomes.

Law – Individuals in the group authentically accept that their goal may not be reached in their lifetimes.

Law – Individuals in the group authentically accept that they may not get either credit or acknowledgment for what they have done.

Law – Each person in the group regardless of gender, religion, race, or culture enjoys fundamental equality while the various roles in the hierarchy of the effort are respected.

Law – Individuals in the group forswear violence in word, act or thought.

Law – Individuals in the group make their personal lives consistent with their public postures.

Law – Individuals (individually) and the group (collectively) always act from the beingness of integrity.

Source: * Stephan A. Schwartz Ph.D., futurologist, THE POWER – The Eight Laws of Social Change, Powerpoint presentation* Audio interview with Stephan A. Schwartz Ph.D., The Eight Laws of Social Change, presented by Blogtalkradio Paranormal Perceptions, host Dee Disparti, aired 17. January 2008

'The secret of change consists in concentrating one's energy to create the new, and not to fight against the old' - Dan Millman

'New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies,then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths' - George Bernard Shaw

'We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing' - R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist

'Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people' - Napoleon Bonaparte

'It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change' - Charles Darwin

'Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, cancelled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? Dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change' - D. H. Lawrence'

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