Understand Your World
Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results”.
To understand our world we must realise that nothing is permanent; that everything moves in cycles. Events and circumstances repeat themselves both in our personal lives and also in the world, that is, until we make different choices. Choice Point is a global movement striving to make changes and guide choices encompassing everything from finance to politics, education to healthcare and more.
By understanding the nature of reality in this way we are able to make some predictions of the type of events and circumstances that may face us in the future and thus stay on the crest of the wave as we prepare for what people may need and desire in the future. We can recognise patterns in our lives that will educate us as common nations to help sculpt our future.
Align Your Purpose
When you were in school, what did you dream you would be when you grew up? Are you living the dream or has your path changed? Align Your Purpose is where we identify and follow our true path in life, the path that fills us with the greatest passion. When we do this, we are at our most creative, our most energized, and we easily find solutions to our personal challenges.
We are encouraged to align this path (our purpose) with the greater good, so that our purpose serves the world in some way in order to help others expand and become more. Serving the world is a growing trend, a global pattern that is expanding as more and more people align with it, as if they are adding fuel to its fire. Thus, when we align our own purpose with it, we are energized by the pattern. As it grows, we grow.
On a personal scale it helps us to find solutions to our personal challenges. On a global scale, this translates to everyone bringing forth diverse solutions to solve the planet’s problems.
Be the Change
You must be the change you want to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 – 1948)
Be the Change helps us as individuals to appreciate that as we change, our reality changes and to change the world, or something in the world, we need to start by changing ourselves. If we transform ourselves, then the environment or organisation we are part of will change and it will move towards transforming the world. Thus, the world reflects us in many ways.
So what does this mean?
If we want to make the world we live in a better place, we need to look at global problems and ask what this is reflecting in our personal world. This takes deep change if we’re to make deep change in the world.
Let’s look at a few examples:
Looking at the environment, if we want to clean up the world then we need to clean up our bodies. We can examine what this means for us. We can look at diet, lifestyle, how we treat our bodies. Do we smoke or drink? Do we take exercise? Is the mind clean or cluttered? As we clean up inside, so we move towards cleaning up our world.
From a financial perspective, then, if we want to see our nations’ or continents’ finances balanced then we need to take a look at our own. We need to balance our own personal finances. If we want an end to war and conflict we need to find the conflicts inside ourselves. Are there conflicts in our immediate environments – at home or at work? Are we part of any personal or social conflicts? Or looking even more personal, are there conflicts in your own mind? Is there a conflict between what you do and what you want to do, for instance?
Extending this to waste, if we want to see a reduction in global consumption and waste then we need to look at our own personal consumptions. If global overconsumption is a result of a ‘more-more-more’ philosophy, then we need to look at where this applies in our personal lives.
In these examples, we see how a change in ourselves can result in a change in the world. One of Choice Point’s objectives is to aid us to be the change.
What to do next?
Follow our step-by-step guide to getting started on your Choice Point Journey.
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Testimoinial for Choice Point
After finding myself in the same cycles over and over again, I was struggling with how I could change, and make better choices for the future. It was perhaps by sheer chance (and maybe not) that I was introduced to the Choice Point Movement at a time when I needed it most. Now, having completed the first 18 courses, I understand my world a lot better.
Choice Point opened me up to the possibilities in front of me, showed me how to filter them and as a result, I am now better equipped to move forward and ‘Be that Change’. I highly recommend Choice Point to anyone wanting to look at things from a different perspective, and optimize their potential!”
Ken Marchtaler, President, Marchtaler Group