We believe even a small group of people cooperating, collaborating, and committing to holding each other accountable to planning and acting on what is in the best interest of everyone has the potential to transform the world. Everything humanity does can be approached with this stewardship mindset and moving forward with what will have the most positive and proactive impact for each other, all people, and the planet. One Community calls this living and creating for The Highest Good of All and it is our highest value and foundation of our operations and decision making process.
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We believe the idea of setting aside our differences to work towards positive transformation of all life on Earth should be seen as non-controversial, non-political, and simply being common sense. More specifically, when One Community uses the term ‘Highest Good of All’ we mean:
We practice a non-dogmatic approach because we understand and appreciate that people have different views and philosophies and we know our way may not be the best way for everyone. Understanding this, we humbly follow the way we have currently found that seems to best support the happiness and wellness of humanity, creates prosperity for everyone in all demographics, and is also harmoniously regenerative and sustainable for the planet.
USING HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL IN DECISION MAKING*
In decision making at One Community, the idea of “Highest Good of All” is applied by asking ourselves the following three key questions:
* To ensure we are always aligned with our purpose, values, and mission, One Community uses the values as defined by our organization as the compass for all our decision making; we then factor in the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences. We highly recommend this approach because it saves us hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of collaborative decision making time. If you are considering our model as a template for your own creation, we highly recommend you apply this approach too and use, adapt, or completely change the values we’ve presented so you too can create a clear guidance system that aligns with your own organizational/group/individual needs.
We believe The Highest Good of All approach creates a win for us and for humanity no matter what. In a best-case scenario, we believe that enough people doing their best to demonstrate the Highest Good of All approach has the potential to help us reach the global “tipping point” necessary to achieve a new Golden Age of unity for humanity. In a worst-case scenario, we believe that even with just the members and partners of One Community doing our best to lead and demonstrate a clear intent of creating and living for The Highest Good of All, we will contribute positively to the forward movement of individuals we impact, and to the planet in all ways.
As we continue open source project-launch blueprinting One Community, build it, and problem solve and evolve all its different aspects, we are specifically focusing on open source and free-sharing the Highest Good of All stewardship approach as part of our foundation. Our goal is to develop ideas related to these philosophies and help people incorporate as many of them as they desire into their own self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities so we can all work together on advanced research, development, collaboration, and data gathering. Here are our initial areas of focus:
|Highest Good Food
|Highest Good Energy|
|Highest Good Housing|
|Highest Good Education|
|Highest Good Business Creation|
|Highest Good Society and Recreation|
|Duplicable sustainable city/village hub|
|Open source food forest development|
|Open source botanical garden creation|
|Highest Good Innovation and Technology|
|Duplicable and self-replicating Highest Good|
|Highest Good living and lifestyle considerations|
|Large-scale consensus decision making process|
|Water conservation and soil building practices|
|Evolving sustainability and regenerative living|
|Social equality and diversity as an engine of global change|
|A model for building, maintaining, and evolving True Community|
|Establishing and maintenance of a resource/sharing-based economy|
|Creation of a global teacher/demonstration village, community, and city network|
|Objective data on Highest Good society time utilization and allocation by individuals|
|Complete details for how each of the above elements is organized and maintained|
We recognize and appreciate that opinions on what might be for The Highest Good Of All will be diverse. We share here the guidelines in addition to the ones above that we have established for the One Community property. We consider these as additional Highest Good details specific to One Community and we share them here so that those considering Community Pioneer Membership can join with confidence if they agree with these guidelines and added areas of focus for our organization. They are:
One Community is based on a Highest Good of All approach. For us this means all choices are made by using our values with a solution/love-based mindset and moving forward with what we feel is a clear win for each other, all people, and the planet. We are applying this approach to the creation of blueprints and working models for all aspects of a duplicatable mini-society. We recognize our approach is only one way, not the way, and are designing everything to make adaptation easy to unique/varying needs. We believe our Highest Good of All mindset and approach combined with the blueprints we are creating will help to pave the way to a new age of happiness and collaborative co-existence for all of humanity.
Q: Do you think your version of The Highest Good of All is the “best” way?
Definitely not, it’s just the way we are choosing to demonstrate it based on what we have learned up to this point, and we are always open to adjustments based on new technologies and information.
Q: Why is “The Highest Good of All” capitalized?
We’d like to believe any approach focused on what is best for everyone is worthy of proper-noun status and have thus designated this as such.
Q: How can any decision truly be for The Highest Good of All?
We believe the foundations of operating and making decisions for The Highest Good of All comes from a combination of really thinking globally to consider what is best for everyone, being careful not to become ideological in one’s approach, and a commitment to honesty and transparency so that all the components of the One Community approach and philosophy are engaged and participated in by those who agree with this approach and philosophy.
Q: Is this a religious or spiritual philosophy?
Living for The Highest Good of All seems to make more sense as a non-ideological approach and we take this into consideration when describing the spiritual philosophy of One Community as embracing a desire to operate from a consciousness of what is for The Highest Good for All while not being defined by this consciousness.
Q: I want to join One Community but I don’t agree with one of your approaches (no pets, no drugs, etc.) so how is that for my highest good?
We understand that for The Highest Good of All approaches will differ and we believe that joining any organization or group that has values different from your own is not for your highest good or for the highest good of the organization that you are considering joining. With this in mind, we strive for transparency in any policies and/or procedures that we believe may affect a person’s decision to join One Community so that only people who truly feel One Community is a good fit for them will choose to join us.
Consider joining us as a Satellite Member (click here for the Invitation Form), consultant or partner (click here for the Consultant’s/Partner’s Page), and/or just follow our progress. We expect other communities will follow (we’re open source, you could start one!) with different views on these issues and we will happily be promoting their success also if they are part of the open source and free-sharing network of teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that we are helping to create. Here are the best ways to follow our progress: (click icons for pages)
Also, the point of One Community is to build living blueprints open source so everyone can then use them for duplication. If you feel like you’d like to see a different version of One Community, we invite you to embrace the the task of working with us and using everything we’ve already created to form another iteration of this idea, with a new set of rules, and attract to this idea the people who share your values and thus like your rule sets. In so doing, providing another for The Highest Good of All option with potentially a totally different approach.
Q: Your interview and invitation process is pretty extensive. How does this process of screening people fit with your Highest Good for All philosophy?
We feel clearly identifying what it is that One Community is creating and specifically how we are creating it is necessary. We also feel that building our team with only people who really want to create the same thing in the same way is in the best interest of the happiness of individual applicants, the harmony with all current members of the team, and ensures the success of our project and its ability to impact the planet positively for all people. We understand that this means that this first prototype will only be a perfect fit for some people. This is one reason why we are open source project-launch blueprinting everything we are creating so other groups can use the information in their own way to create teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities too. Our expectation is that these future iterations will be as diverse as humanity is. Our Highest Good of All perspective on this is that A) that diversity is essential and B) for any forming group, we would recommend a similar process of clearly identifying to the absolute best of your ability what it is you are choosing to create, and how you are creating it, so that only people who want to create the same thing, in the same way, will join you.