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Claiming Our Place in Chaotic Times

Chaotic times call for new solutions. By Robyn M Fritz MA MBA CHtIn these Chaotic Times, we are choosing how we define ourselves: as way-followers, who cling to outdated mindsets and institutions, or as way-showers, who are creating a worldwide community that chooses strength in diversity. We begin by first finding our “true self,” which helps us compassionately engage others. Every generation has a defining moment, something they choose that says, “That is how they’ll remember us.” There were the extreme challenges, like the Great Depression and World War II, and the triumphs, like the Renaissance and the Space Age. As we define ourselves, what will we choose: what defeated us or what built us? What Our Chaotic Times Mean In the last few years, community worldwide has been shattered by escalating violence compounded by a bewildering divisiveness that mars our daily lives. In our families and social circles, we’ve been shocked when the previously mild-mannered lash out: “If you criticize my president I’m walking out.” Sadly, this theme reverberates worldwide: “They don’t believe what I believe, and I refuse to connect.” What is going on? Of course the age-old quandary, fear versus love: choosing between embracing lack and disharmony or embracing connection and living full out. Throughout history, that struggle has historically played out in divisiveness. We are human, it’s a given. But this new divisiveness is signaling an epoch change, our defining moment. The fear-full cling to what they believe makes them worthy: an outdated patriarchal worldview and its religious and cultural institutions. As these icons buckle, and world citizenship rises up, fear struggles for relevance, while those who are ready to grow into something new are mystified and unbalanced by the chaotic times. What do we do? We create new leaders.   Choosing Who We Are and...

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