Am a global citizen. Here are some quotes to express this.
John David Bartoe, Challenger 8 NASA space mission, July 1985:
“As I looked down, I saw a large river meandering slowly along for miles, passing from one country to another without stopping.
I also saw huge forests, extending across several borders.
And I watched the extent of one ocean touch the shores of several continents.
Two words leaped to mind as I looked down on all of this: commonality and interdependence. We are one world."
"I am a humanitarian. I always have been. I always will be."
"With love of the land comes a fierce responsibility."
Terry Tempest Williams
"We are all connected through the human spirit."
HH the Dalai Lama
"I believe in the brother-and-sisterhood of Man."
Personal individuation process:
I adopted a humanitarian ethic at around the age of 7, and developed an interest in international politics and social change in sixth grade.
In seventh grade I was reading upper-grade existentialist philosophy, and at that time abandoned Christian culture in favor of existentialist situation ethics.
It all started with reading The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings in sixth grade, and next year the Whole Earth Catalog, Stranger In A Strange Land, and Frank Herbert's Dune.
In seventh grade I saw a profound correspondence between existentialist philosophy and the Dhammapada of Sakyamuni Buddha.
These and related books on philosophy and ethics developed in me a profound and deeply changed perspective, away from conventional suburban/ Christian / Republican "culture".
Joseph Campbell and JK Rowling came later, but I was already on the path of what Carl Jung calls "individuation" *before* high school.
In 1979 I transferred over to Asian inner disciplines and mysticism. But it all began with a different set of stories. And that is why archetypal stories, including fables and myths, are so important in personal psychology and culture generally. For more on this see the books and videos of Joseph Campbell.
How does all this relate? Well you may ask.
Let me put it to the way Marilyn did: "Our past is not our potential. In any given moment, with all the stubborn teachers and healers who have called us to our best selves, we can re-choose to awaken. Awakening brings its own assignments, chosen by each of us, unique to each of us. But whatever you may have thought about yourself, and however long you may have thought it, you are not just 'you'. You are a seed, a silent promise. You are the Conspiracy."
Marilyn Ferguson, in her book "The Aquarian Consipracy"
Overall, the humanitarian rejoinder question is "What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?"
See the Youtube video titled 'Elvis Costello Hosts Letterman and Sings "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love & Understanding?" '
"The only real prison is fear. And the only real freedom is freedom from fear.
The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit."
Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Laureate, Burma
"The vision I see is not only a movement of direct democracy, of self- and co-determination and non-violence, but a movement in which politics means the power to love and the power to feel united on the spaceship Earth... In a world struggling in violence and dishonesty, the further development of non-violence - not only as a philosophy but as a way of life, as a force on the streets, in the market squares . . . - becomes one of the most urgent priorities."
Petra Kelly, Green Movement organizer
The rule of no realm is mine, neither of Gondor nor any other, great or small. But all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, those are my care. And for my part, I shall not wholly fail of my task, though Gondor should perish, if anything passes through this night that can still grow fair or bear fruit and flower again in days to come. For I also am a steward. Did you not know?’
Gandalf the White, speaking to Denethor
I follow the doctrine termed Responsibility To Protect, and it ain't your sunday school pacifism. Sometimes you just gotta rock and roll.
See Gary Moore - The Boys Are Back In Town (From "One Night In Dublin")
Wild things run fast. And in the real world, you're either quick or you're dead.
"And this is for ones that stood their ground" :
"Don't bend, don't break, don't back down."
bioregional class Green Party organizer ( Rio Earth Summit / International Green Party )
Buddhist liturgical scholar and dagger priest
kundalini yoga practitioner and inner medical tantrika
crisis care psychologist ( mainly yoga psychology, not the western kind )
force-sensitive and force-guided
nonsectarian student/ practitioner/teacher of Great Perfection and Great Seal ( Atiyogatantra and Mahamudra )
pipe carrier of the Lakota Sioux
mage guardian ( in Sanskrit, that would be dharmapala-guru )
Among other things, I work at the "Ministry of Magic", mainly for the Dept. of International Magical Co-operation and the Dept. of Magical Law.
More recently ( 2009 - 2012 ) I've done a lot of groundbreaking and high-impact outreach work for the Dept. of Muggle Relations.
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