Fortunately, there are approaches to addressing the major issues of the 17 SDG categories that are embedded with this new paradigm; these approaches tend to promote practices such as dialogue, diversity, power-sharing, and cooperation. And there are now many examples where these approaches have achieved significant success. We therefore are advocates for critically examining assumptions that are driving these various issues. And then we advocate for using those methodologies that embody the values of unity rather than separateness.
Finally, the role of leadership cannot be underestimated. But rather than the traditional top-down politicized nature of leaders that have currently controlled these issues, the nature of this leadership must be different. Leaders for the essential transformation must recognize that real and lasting solutions to these problems require widespread sharing of responsibility and power with other responsible parties to act with agency. Therefore those in leadership roles must be visionaries acting as facilitators. And they must recognize that any real progress requires a commitment to the long-term focus on the achievement of the goals.
We shape our mission, frame our vision and empower our strategy in the evolutionary context of a unitive narrative.
In summary, a unitive narrative has been drafted by members of the SDG Thought Leaders Synergy Circle of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle (www.evolutionaryleaders.net) to provide an emergent cosmological, planetary, interspiritual and societal foundation to serve and support the conscious evolution of humanity and heal our collective worldview from separation to a perspective of unity in diversity.
It is founded on the convergence of scientific breakthroughs with universal wisdom and spiritually-based teachings. A unitive narrative invites us to inwardly hear the wisdom of our hearts and respect the complementarity of feminine and masculine attributes. And thus, its unity expressed in diversity guides us to a wholeness of both the inner being and outer doing in our lives. This narrative supports us in integrating our innate health and wholeness, both individually and communally and as a planetary species.
In realizing the unified nature of reality, it calls for a collective celebration of our inner lives as a doorway that opens us to an evolutionary shift of consciousness. It supports the emergence of an inclusive interspirituality which provides essential practices for awakening to this unitive consciousness. Vitally, it recognizes our fundamental interbeing; our interconnectedness, interdependence and belonging with the whole community of our planetary home, Gaia, and with the entire Universe.
It empowers us to envision and gives us hope to co-create a love-based rather than separation-based future and where the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 resolutions are a natural outcome of a world that works for all people and our planetary home.
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