We must make the conscious choices needed to create the different reality that our nature craves-–the reality of joy, abundance and love, not just for ourselves, but also for others
Much of what brings on suffering that can lead to despair can be affected positively by the actions and choices of those who live in health and wealth. The choices made by those blessed few, the “winners,” affect every person in our society.
Maybe you want to do something to change your story, to change your reality. Maybe not. You have options. You can make different choices-–in what you do, in what you say, in what you think.
At the same time, ORANS is focused on bringing you the world of Relational content on a daily basis. We lift up the stories of those who are Being Relational (even if they don’t realize it) and put the spotlight on those who deserve it. We’re searching for great images, videos, and stories that show how Being Relational can change the world and, as a member of the ORANS community, you’ll have complete access to those stories.
What does it mean to #LiveORANS?
#LiveORANS means that you consider your interactions, all of them. You know that maximizing self-interest in the short run might get you what you think you want. Maybe not. Being relational, you consider yourself and your impact on others. You believe you can get what you want without disadvantaging others. You practice being relational in every interaction. When you do, you enter into a sense of connectedness with others. A sense of ease. Others feel it too. You maximize well-being. You anticipate that something good will happen when you engage relationally. It is unknown exactly what that is or will be. You are okay with that. You know you can positively expect the unexpected.
What do you do to make sure that you are present and attentive when you are with someone? How can you show others that you are interested in them?
The challenge for those who are the winners--the ones with the power and resources--and the hope for our cultural evolution is to change the paradigm of interaction. If we look closely at how we use our power, how we compete, negotiate, and relate, then the shift from being transactional to being relational can begin. Together we can move from focusing only on self and maximizing gain, to focusing on both self and other and maximizing well-being.
Engaging is a deliberate act. It is an act of ease once practiced, but it is never habitual. It takes commitment to be engaged and live relationally.
The acknowledgment of another, pausing in your life to be fully with another even for a second, is such a simple act, yet it can take so much awareness and courage to do it.
How do you balance your ego with humility? In what ways do you pitch in to help out when you don’t have to?