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A Society of the Spirit
Creating a society that works for all is a sacred act.  Every spiritual, religious and wisdom tradition leads us to the same conclusion:  working for others is the highest form of spirituality.  Our true values lie beyond empty posturing, political sloganeering and campaign rhetoric.  We are stronger than our fears and better than our limitations.
   
An Inclusive Community
The purpose of Commonway is to teach and practice inclusivity. Inclusivity is recognizing that my life, my fate, my future is inextricably linked to yours.  Building community with those who are not like “us” is the challenge of the next millennium, a challenge that is essential to our survival.  With inclusivity, there is no “Other”; identifying with and connecting to “The Other” makes violence unthinkable and true community possible.
 
A Community of Consciousness
It is only through a profound shift in consciousness that a new society will be born. We all must undergo this shift.  A change in consciousness always precedes any change in institutions, laws or social patterns.  The necessary change is specific: from “I am Separate” to “We are One”. We can’t solve our problems with the same consciousness that created them.  Our deep divisions and seemingly insurmountable problems are leading us to new ways of working together.
   
Einstein said that we cannot solve our problems with the same consciousness that created them.  Our deep divisions and seemingly insurmountable problems are leading us to new ways of working together.
     
A Healthy Culture We can re-create our culture. We can create new patterns of behaviors, ones that are based on our highest values, not our lowest fears.  We can transform our fear-based culture to one of integrity and authenticity.
     
Our current culture is repressive: we are afraid of each other, and act out that fear on a daily basis.  Fear is an essential element of our institutions: we buy things because we fear each other and we don’t feel good about ourselves.
     
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