Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Fuller View

By L. Steven Sieden

L. Steven Sieden has been a student of and advocate for Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller since 1981. He worked on Fuller’s Integrity Days with him and since Fuller’s death in 1983 has been working with The Buckminster Fuller Institute to produce events using a portion of Fuller’s vast recorded archives. His research lead to the 1988 biography, Buckminster Fuller’s University (currently Basic Books 2000). In Steven’s newest book, A Fuller View: Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Hope and Abundance for All (Divine Arts 2012), he shares the life-work, philosophies, and visions of Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller, so you can gain insight into what you can do as an individual to improve the quality of life for yourself and others and make our world one that works for all humans, animals, and Mother Nature.

Bucky’s life was a “documented example of what one, average, healthy person can achieve when he or she has a clear intention, an open mind, a broad perspective, and the integrity to follow his or her heart”. He wanted to show what any “individual with no college degree and no money could accomplish on behalf of all humankind that could not be achieved by any nation, business, organization, or institution no matter how wealthy or powerful”.

What we are currently experiencing is what Bucky envisioned for our future well over fifty years ago. When individuals come together with a raised/higher-consciousness, a major shift begins to happen ~ it’s called, collective consciousness, and we are making this shift right now/present day. The world’s people are becoming more aware of just how out-of-balance our world has been; “we the people” are realizing it doesn’t have to be this way and we can do something to change it for example: the Occupy Everything Movement from New York to Los Angeles and across the world as well as the people that have over-thrown their dictator-run governments. The majority of the world’s people are saying “this is enough; we won’t tolerate the actions of the world’s few, wealthy people in power at our expense any longer”. “We the people” have a voice and the ability to change our world and make it a better place that works for everyone.

We are basically waking up from a nightmare of a world that was primarily masculine-dominated, competitive, fear-controlled, scarcity/greed driven, war-torn, and “you or me” mentality to a more balanced culture where feminine is equally respected in the management of the earth. We are now entering a new era of “you and me” mentality, cooperation, peace, and prosperity for all. We are becoming more connected and inclusive in our thinking, feeling, being, doing, and living.

Steven Sieden covers numerous topics such as government, politics, corporations, religion, education, Mother Nature, natural resources, design-science, raising children, housing, food, computers, technology, and the internet; most of the areas in life that affect all of us. He includes over 45 guest commentators who contribute their understanding of and experience with Bucky’s views about how to make this world one that works for everyone such as Lynne Twist, Werner Erhard, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Stephen A. Schwartz, Marilyn Schlitz, Gary Zukav, Michelle Levey, and Kevin J. Todeschi.

Lynne Twist says “If you let go of trying to get more of what you don’t really need, which is what we’re trained to want more of, it frees up oceans of energy to pay attention to what you already have. When you nurture and nourish what you do have and begin to make a difference with it, it expands before your eyes. In other words, what you appreciate appreciates. That is true prosperity.” She goes on to say that “humanity is now on a path of doing so much more with so much less, which is the heart of human innovation and creativity”.

A Fuller View is one of the most enlightening and empowering books that I’ve read and I highly recommend for everyone who wants to know the few, simple things they can do to make a positive difference in our world, so it is a better place and one that works for all humans, animals, and Mother Nature.

To learn more about L. Steven Sieden you can visit http://www.buckminsterfullernow.com/ and purchase a copy of A Fuller View at Michael Wiese Productions, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

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