I say this having just participated in an hours-long interview with an international news station where we discussed and envisioned countries in the future being led by trust, honor and respect. But the trust, honor and respect we talked of referred to essences within each citizen rather than solely representing the leadership principles of official leaders.
The Power of Higher Consciousness
We talked of a world where people empower themselves to be more of who they are meant to be and less of who they are not. A world where each individual takes personal responsibility for their own empowerment and prosperity, and where prosperity is encouraged for all and never begrudged when obtained with values, ethics and higher ideals. Because after all, prosperity is a state of thriving and abundance that allows each of us to truly be all that we were born to be.
But most importantly we talked about a world where people trust, honor and respect each other and expect this of each other. Where formal leaders demonstrate trust, honor and respect in every decision they make, and where every citizen returns trust, honor and respect to their community because these principles represent the truth within each person. You simply cannot commit a crime or corruptly harm your fellow man if you honor and respect yourself profoundly…
All of this represents a state of higher consciousness for the planet.
To get to this place requires each individual to lead from the good within them and to be aware of the abundant good in the world. It requires each individual to search their own soul and let go of the fear and “lack” that may have settled comfortably within them. And it requires the recognition that when a higher consciousness is sought, there can truly be enough prosperity and success and abundance on the planet for every man, woman and child.
And yes, this vision requires love.
So call me an optimist or even a fool, but this is the world I am working toward as a leader. What does leadership of the future look like to you?
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