A recent survey of 224 random people - from the checkout clerk at Home Depot to sunbathers on the beach of Aruba - asked a single question, "Do you believe you were born at this particular time On Purpose or By Chance?" Two thirds replied "On Purpose."
This Book is for those two thirds who answered "On Purpose", whether you know your purpose yet or not. If you believe that there are no coincidences, then you know that you - born around now, give or take fifty years - did not get here by some quirk. Instead, you are of the courageous who chose to arrive at the most dangerous and most exciting time the world has ever known. We are now at the time of The Shift from one worldview to another and each of us has a vital and unique role to play in that shift of humanity. It is not necessarily a role on the world stage, yet a role that naturally generates out of being wholly and uniquely ourselves ...uniquely me... uniquely you.
This book serves as a guideline to discover your purpose and role. It clarifies how you can fit into the overall scheme of things and it tells how to train yourself to be fully and completely yourself without the pretense and the act. It is a book about how to become extraordinary, no matter how ordinary you might feel inside or how ordinary the mirror lies that you are. This may be the book you have been looking for, especially in the quiet of the night, when you awaken and wonder what it's all about. And it will transform the resignation of "I'm just a single human being and what can one person do?"
It is a book about you and your greatness. At the same time...and more importantly... Barbara Marx Hubbard's book is about more than you as a walking ego, a mental-mind. It's about YOU in the largest sense, where the YOU is the entire world. It is also a map how to bring in a New Humanity - how to cross the gap from our present world of You OR Me to a world of You AND Me - a shift to a worldview of humanity creating its own future evolution and doing it consciously.
And it's about a celebration of the Birth Day of a new humanity, December 22, 2012 the day following the Mayan, Hopi, and other proclamations that the world shifts to a new era.
Barbara wrote most of the book and it is a fascinating true story how she, an ordinary housewife with five children, became what Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations with God) calls "The Mother of Invention". Marianne Williamson praises her - "Barbara Marx Hubbard is our undisputed planetary midwife."
There is a section of short powerful essays by each of the twelve members of the Welcoming Committee (like relatives gathering for the birth of a new human baby)... respected figures like Jean Houston, Lynne Twist, Lynn McTaggert and Jack Canfield. I found myself jumping to page 146 where Ervin Laszlo examines the horrendous consequences of humanity continuing a path of BUA... business as usual. Laslo offers a powerful alternative scenario he calls TT... timely transition. His essay put it into a clear perspective: Humanity shifts or humanity dies, becoming a failed species. And we have very little time.
The book is timely. The Birth Day of Dec 22 is eight months away and there is work to do.
It's all here for the Two Thirds - recommended readings, lists of affiliated organizations and allies, and lists of evolutionary Leaders and their web sites.
Once you read it, consider a Pay It Forward plan. Like me, you might wish to buy a few copies and send them on to certain people... and ask them to do the same.