Humanity’s potential for living as creative and expressive beings demonstrating life as a loving experience, loving the experience of life itself, and sharing this fully with others has the ability to transform the world. “Love and Connection” is one of the 6 primary human needs and a foundation of One Community’s philosophy of living and creating for The Highest Good of All. We extend this philosophy and value to encompass all life and living systems on our shared planet.
This page discusses Love and Connection with the following sections:
For One Community, Love and Connection/Compassion is a foundational value comprised of three key components:
We believe that love and compassion is a choice that starts with how we love and connect internally (self-love), and then extends outward and is represented by how we make decisions and choose our interpersonal interactions (lovingly versus fearfully). All three of these perspectives on love are foundational to One Community’s approach to Highest Good society, our Highest Good of All philosophy, and our world-change methodology.
In decision making at One Community, the core value of “Love and Connection” is applied by asking ourselves the following two 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 especially 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.
As a world-change organization, we acknowledge humanity’s potential for living as creative and expressive beings demonstrating life as a loving experience, loving the experience of life itself, and sharing this fully with others. We are here to exemplify this and create and share a duplicable environment that makes it as easy as possible for others to live and demonstrate a loving state of being. This is foundational to approach to Highest Good society, our Highest Good of All philosophy, and our world-change methodology.
One Community has also create a Love Lesson Plan as part of the open source Highest Good Education component. This lesson plan is purposed to teach all subjects, to any learning level, in any environment using the central theme of “Love.” Here is the mindmap for the lesson plan:
One Community sees living and sharing the values of Love and Connection as fundamental to our purpose to create positive and permanent global transformation. We help hold each other accountable to these values and forward their application through a focus on self-love, using love as a guidance system in decisions and relationships, and by making all our decisions with compassion, empathy, caring, and service to others for the Highest Good of All. In so doing, we are able to work together to make every decision with careful consideration of how we can apply Love and Connection even more with everything we do, create, and share.
Q: Where can I learn more about your other values and how you use each of them in your organization?
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Q: Where can I get more information about your philosophies for world change?
Please take a look at each of these additional pages: (click icons)