RAINBOW FAMILY GATHERINGS: Unofficial Community for Rainbow Family
I thought I'd start an area where we can accumulate principles that have been discussed, formulated, and accepted as good ideas- only after they have been accepted as appropriate to the purpose and accepted by consensus of serious members of the group (yeah, I know- that's a tricky one).
A working document derived from the general discussion.
My suggestion would be we delegate the making of entries in this forum to one person to keep it organized. I'm nominating Gr33nmind for that.
Just as a first rule of thumb, treat others as you would like, as your initial strategy.
Bottom Line. That is paramount.
You have the right to be heard
you have the responsibility to listen
I will ad more as I think of them
Can we discuss community individual responsibility? I know this is hard to define, but I feel it is necessary. I encounter many who feel that their "Rainbowness" is enough to entitle them to free everything at another brother or sister's expense. NOT OKAY.
Thanks Morgan I would be honored to keep this thread organized.
Principal #1 - As Two Birds stated: treat all others as you wish to be treated. The golden rule.
Principal #2 - Enlightened Self Interest. From wikipedia Encyclopedia
I like what you are saying, and I would like to add that Principle #2 works in that we can better care for others if we take good care of ourselves as well. If I am at half-mast, I am not as effective in service as I would be at my best. Therefore, by taking care of my body, mind and spirit (a balance), I can be of maximum service to those around me.
Now, the problem with this is that not everyone around us has this revelation or mentality, the one of Service to Others. I understand that we are teachers in this area, however, when we encounter those whom we perceive as vacuums, this is where we we decide to CARE FOR OURSELVES and not be doormats. Communication is key, too. Most of the time, if we share our ideas and expectations and aspirations with others, as well as listen to theirs, common ground can be found and drama is less likely to occur.
I second that morgan...I like this idea alot.