Bold Solutions For A New World

by Tess on February 26, 2010

Warning! My blog will challenge you to be more, give more, live fearlessly, take more chances and show up in the world unstoppable, daring and bold.

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I hear the same questions in many converstaions, "when will the economy turn around?" or "how are we ever going to get our of this mess?"

Usually the questions are answered with attact, criticism and condemnation. Today I'm going to give you my solution.

We have to embrace infinity inside a finite body.

We have to see unity and oneness where there is prejudice and hate.

We have to believe in goodness even in the midst of destruction.

We have to believe in prosperity when the media speaks of lack and scarcity.

We have to believe in infinite opportunities when so many people are out of work.

We have to embrace appreciation and gratitude when surrounded by unpredictability.

We have to believe this is the greatest moment of our life when people are without basic needs.

We have to discover freedom when our mind wants to inprison us.

We have to believe in our worthiness while people bash and blame us.

We have to choose peace when insanity and anxiety are prevalent.

We have to maintain our sense of integrity and dignity in a time of broken promises and lack of honesty.

We have to wish for everyone what we want desperately for ourselves.

We have to be content with what we have in a world of desperation, competition and striving.

We have to see beauty where there is harshness and pain.

We have to feel safe and protected inpsite of the perplexity of our times.

We have to forgive seventy times seventy in a world that filled with hatred and cruelty.

We have to believe it's all about love in a time of fear.

The question is no longer how or when.

The question becomes will you do your part? 

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    Jay Schryer 02.26.10 at 6:53 am

    Wow, Tess. This is quite powerful. My two favorites are:

    “We have to wish for everyone what we want desperately for ourselves.”

    “We have to believe it’s all about love in a time of fear.”

    The first, to me, speaks of compassion, and the second speaks of love. The world absolutely needs more love and compassion. These two concepts are as close to a “magic pill” as we have in this world.

    Fear is the root of all evil. Every bad thing that is done; is done out of fear. The only way to conquer fear is through love and compassion. Thanks for being part of the solution, my dear friend.
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    Paul 02.26.10 at 7:26 am


    As Jay said a list of powerful requirements which you finished off well with the following:

    The question is no longer how or when.
    The question becomes will you do your part?

    There are a number challenging statements in your list, very challenging. Thank you for sharing this.



    Lance 02.26.10 at 8:15 am

    This is such a powerful post…and to think about what we can do. And to think…if everyone did this, if everyone believed in their hearts to all these thoughts…what a wonderful world.

    Which makes me think of very much of Louis Armstrong’s song “What a Wonderful World”.

    And I have to agree with Jay (that guy is way smart!) – love and compassion go so, so far in making our world even better.
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    Davina 02.26.10 at 10:22 am

    Powerful punch Tess :) When we believe in the positive ways that you’ve listed, there is hope. In a way, that gives freedom. Believing the worst keeps a person stuck.
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    Quinn 02.26.10 at 11:09 am

    The important thing in each of your statements is we. These are things we need to do each one of us but not alone we must do them together. build small in many places and what grows will become large and merge and become something great.
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    Patricia 02.26.10 at 12:58 pm

    Such a powerful post – many thanks for making a clear list. I have just left my church group and a social services organization that were important to me. The first because the “we” just thought they were entitled without doing what was necessary or taking part and the second because the “we” kept saying it was not them and I was just “crazy”. I just headed out the door….and kept walking – being stuck never causes relief of any kind.

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    Erin 02.26.10 at 2:56 pm

    Well done. What we believe shapes our world. Love this.
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    Jannie Funster 02.26.10 at 4:00 pm

    Tess, I hug you with my heart seventy times seventy and more, for this beautiful post!

    “We have to see beauty where there is harshness and pain.” Yes, for there is always much beauty in this world. A tree. A flower. Always the sky ever beautiful and changing. If we concentrating on finding beauty and goodness we will never ever be disappointed!! It’s there in faces, and laughter too.

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    simply stephen 02.26.10 at 6:22 pm

    Tess…during the history of mankind, there has been good and bad. There has always been love. WE forget the amazing things the world has to offer us and WE forget about the hardships that so many go through. WE are lucky to be here.

    Your powerful word throughout your message is WE…we forget that it is not about our hardships but what WE can do to make it better.

    In the words of that 70’s band Trooper
    “if you don’t like what you got, why don’t you change it, if your world is so screwed up rearrange it”

    Thanks for reminding everyone, WE are all in this together and life is what WE do about it.
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    Greg Blencoe 02.26.10 at 7:15 pm


    I love the spirit of this post. It’s all about seeing the glass as half full instead of half empty. In my view, this is one of the keys to a successful life.

    There will always be things happening in the world that are wrong. But (and this is classic law of attraction) you don’t fix what is wrong by talking about it over and over and over again. Instead, why not focus attention on what is right?

    I think it’s quite interesting how a 90% employment rate feels so much better (at least it does to me) than a 10% unemployment rate. And yet they are the same thing!

    The way I deal with this is to do my best to avoid the news and people who want to talk about how terrible things are. Call me crazy, but I think this is the greatest time to live even though everything is not perfect. Through the internet, people now have opportunities that were not even possible just 5-10 years ago. And I am extremely grateful for this.
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    Patty - Why Not Start Now? 02.26.10 at 7:46 pm

    Tess, if you ever run for Queen of the World, you have my vote. We desperately need you in that post. It’s time for a gentle but bold matriarchy to take hold, and I can’t think of anyone better than you to lead it. You understand implicitly that the way out of this is not just to understand the paradoxes, but live within them. One of my all time favorite quotes is this: “the infinite within of the human spirit.” So you knocked my socks off today when you started out with: “we have to embrace infinity inside a finite body.” Thanks.
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    suzen 02.26.10 at 9:15 pm

    Hi Tess! What a fabulous post – and that list is beyond awesome! A beautiful challenge to one and all. I gravitate toward simplicity in all things, perhaps my mind does better with a simple plan, I don’t know – so my list is LOVE – Compassion – Gratitude. Three things I have a shot of remembering!
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    Tess 02.27.10 at 7:09 am

    I’m so happy to be on the same page as you. The wonderful thing about the internet is like attracts like as well. Other wise how did we come across each other in the mass of blogs out there?

    Challenging yes but also all doable and possible. Here we ‘grow’ again. Thanks for being with me on this.

    One of my favorite songs at that and yes love and compassion just like The Beatles said is all we need. We’re they advanced or what??!?

    And it’s no fun being stuck is it? Stuck…yuk:) Isn’t life grand with a plan and a friend?

    Yes step by step and day by day we can do it. Small acts of love add up to a life time of greatness!

    Yes, it’s good to know where you don’t belong…it’s great to know you have to move on and then do so. Yet at the same time it’s important to remember we’re all going the same way…on a different path.

    Thanks so much and oh yes are beliefs are ssssssssssoooooooo powerful.

    OMG I’m feelin’ the love! I was just watching our pink sky from our back yard this morning. Is your sky pink in Texas?!? Happy Saturday, friend.

    Don’t know that band but I do LOVE those words. Simple and true;)

    Wow I’ve never thought of looking at unemployment that way. And when we feel empowered by seeing the glass half full it’s easy to be part of the solution. I say no to news and media as well. I have more powerful with my personal beliefs than getting messed up in my head what the media wants us to swallow.

    Queen of the world…silly you! I have a crazy enough time being ‘Tess of the world!’ Thanks for you compliment because I admire you, your content and style of writing. Glad we’re on the same page.

    Oh yes I need simplicity as well…big time. And my memory, let’s just say it’s not what it used to be. I actually told my hubs (stole that from you) I was tired of saying, “I don’t remember.” I do believe it’s partly my ADHD and lack of attention to details and also lack of focus but there’s this big thing called aging!

    Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord 02.27.10 at 8:16 am

    Oh how I love this post, Tess!

    We’re in a changing time, and we can choose to embrace or resist the changes that are happening right now. I believe the more content we become with who we are (love), what we have (everything we need), and our day-to-day role in this world (to share who we are and what we have), the more gracious we become in accepting what’s happening around us. After all, it’s all perfect. Even if we don’t understand it, we manifested ourselves into this time and place, to see what we see, hear what we hear, and experience what we experience. We must have WANTED to be part of this. Therefore, perfection is innate.

    Much love to you Tess, for helping spread messages of peace, love and goodness throughout the world.
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    Cheryl Paris 02.27.10 at 9:37 am

    Hello Tess,

    As blog warning says: you will teach us to be fearless, unstoppable, bold. And this post doing so excellently. We don’t know the answers of so many questions in our day to day life whether it is economic slow down, issues in personal and professional lives, terrorism or a nation expanding the borders in neighboring country…etc. We cannot live thinking that oh! when this world will become a better place.
    I am glad to come across this and have noted this down: We have to embrace appreciation and gratitude when surrounded by unpredictability.

    Cheryl Paris

    Evia 02.27.10 at 10:38 am

    Hi Tess

    Another powerful post and so timely for all of us today.
    Yes, a lot of people ask the questions you mentioned and there are a lot too who attach to the whole 2012 drama, completely missing the point of what it is all about.

    You pointed out so beautifully that anything and everything starts with us. For me personally, I like to live each day and moment by the famous words “Be the change you want to see”
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    Belinda Munoz 02.27.10 at 11:47 am

    Oh, Tess, you make me misty with hope and faith.
    Much love to you and the rest of this crazy, beautiful world.

    Karl Staib - Work Happy Now 02.27.10 at 7:38 pm

    These words get to the heart of our issue. Ourselves. Our happiness and the world’s happiness all starts from within. We need to improve ourselves before we can improve anyone else.
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