By Bill Harley
There is hunger in the world today for new thought and practice in the way we address both our problems and opportunities. One organization that tries to address this hunger is the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT). Recently, Jean and I were asked to give a presentation to the Minnesota Chapter (MAGNT) of this organization on Compassionate Consultation (CC), the revolutionary problem-solving and decision-making process.
We had a great time sharing ideas with this diverse and open-minded group of people. We discussed the importance:
of being guided by the three ultimate purposes of life as we approach problems and opportunities;
of thoroughly identifying and agreeing on the facts related to an issue without being limited by ideological biases;
of identifying and agreeing on the spiritual principles and human values related to an issue before solution finding. This helps to dissolve the false dichotomies that can prevent us from discovering innovative, blended solutions.
And we did short CC demos to illustrate how deliberation looks with and without a compassionate atmosphere, how compassion can fully unfold the truth of a matter; and how it looks to go through all the steps of CC on a real world problem.
We thank MAGNT for having us and wish this organization well as its members use new thought to seek improvement in the world.
If you would like to bring new thought and practice to your problem-solving at home, in the workplace, in the community and the world at large, read our second book, TRANSFORMED: How to Make the Decisions That Change Your Life.