Here are the assumptions upon which The Game is based.
Arising from these assumptions, are proposed visions and actions for
how we can win The Game.
We live in critical times, within a window of great danger and great
opportunity. We are going through an enormous transformation in the
structures of our global civilization as we are coming to realize that
we are "all in this together" and that we need to develop more
appropriate and effective ways of living together peacefully and
sustainable within the Earth\'s biosphere. We are coming to understand
that we are part of a great web of life and that to live sustainably
requires that we honor the requirements of the living systems of the
This period of transformation will require that we
assess the nature of damage that has been done to our biosphere and
that we make it a top priority to work in harmony with nature to
rebalance Earth\'s living systems. This period may also include
development of ocean-based habitats and early migration into the
near-Earth universe and the development of space habitats and
manufacturing facilities. Whatever habitats are designed and built must
contribute to the rebalancing of the Earth\'s living systems which
serve as the underpinning of all human civilizations.
Happiness and well-being requires a basic level of material security.
After we achieve this basic level of material security, greater
happiness comes from developing ourselves as human beings, high
self-esteem, good relationships with family and friends, a larger sense
of purpose and meaning in our lives, and using our talents to
contribute to others and to society. Recognizing and acting effectively
on this assumption will help reduce some of the material strains being
placed on the biosphere.
Each one of us is a unique individual with
valuable gifts to share with our Global Family and the Earth. All of us
will benefit as each of us develops and shares our gifts.
Synergy brings greater power. When individuals work together,
effectively pooling knowledge and other resources, the collective
creative effort is greater than the sum of individual efforts.
The burgeoning array of telecommunications tools gives us an
ever-increasing capability to consciously link up our individual minds
to create an emerging "global mind." Developing a "global mind" will
enable us to develop a far more accurate map of reality, of who we
human beings are and of our immense gifts and possibilities for
consciously creating a new world together. As our "global mind" becomes
more developed and more integrated, we will find ourselves with
unprecedented new capabilities to help us win The Best Game on
Earth—and to design the next Great Game.
Both as individuals and as groups, people interpret and pattern
information into maps of reality, or "stories" about reality. These
maps or stories
shape our ideas about our relationship with reality and about what can
and should be done. We tend to believe that our maps or stories about
reality are reality. We often fight over our differing stories,
which is a tremendous waste of human and other resources. The stories
we tell ourselves can empower or disempower us, give us energy or
deplete our energy. Empowering and transformational stories are very
important tools for transforming the life game. Everyone has stories to
share. We need places to share our stories and artistic ways to weave
Currently, the mass communications media focus much attention on
humanity’s violence, incompetence and banality, creating quite a
negative collective story about humanity. A greater emphasis on
positive stories about human beings will help inspire us to effective
action. We can begin this process by putting out positive stories,
transformative stories in as many places as we can find or create.
To create peace, health, prosperity and justice on Earth by the Year
2012 will require that we clarify the following:
- What these conditions—peace, health,
prosperity, justice— will look like when we have acheived them;
- what is required to achieve these conditions;
- how to develop fully the consciousness and
capabilities of each one of us;
- how to develop fully our ability to work
together as a team; and,
- how to organize ourselves most effectively to
match up information, skills and other resources with needs.
Certain problems, needs and priorities are not being acknowledged or
dealt with effectively at this tim. It is critical to establish what
these are—quickly and accurately—and to find solutions. Solutions for
complex problems will be found at a higher level of order, a wider
systems level. In solving problems, meeting needs and setting
priorities, we need to develop and nurture a culture of wisdom and of
People will enjoy doing useful, beautiful, creative activities that are
in alignment with a shared purpose they can believe in. If there are
people who do not, this is because the current systems and institutions
have in some way suppressed their wholeness and aliveness. Within the
pool of global talent and awareness, we have the capabilities to heal
ourselves and return to our wholeness and full aliveness. By thinking,
dreaming, planning and working together, we can heal ourselves and the
Earth. By playing The Game, we can facilitate humanity\'s
transformation and make the process an enjoyable and enlivening one.
Together we can win The Best Game on Earth.