Dear School Administrator, Teacher, Parent or Student,
On August 19, 2010, my wife, Sandra and I sent President Obama a letter on education with the subject line: Project-Centered Education versus Program-Centered Education. As parents, grandparents and as former members (I was Chairman) of the Parent/Teacher Committee at our children’s elementary school in San Francisco, we think education should be as much about raising consciousness as it is about raising money.
In life and business, how many of us ask, is what I’m doing good? Do my actions improve the quality of life or undermine it? Do they increase humanity’s chances for survival or threaten it?
Instead of continuing to create a world of leaders and followers, predators and victims, by letting thoughts of fear, separation and competition dominate our thinking why not ask: what will work best for ALL of us?
This question takes YOU, ME and US (everyone and everything) into consideration. It takes into account the fact that we’re both one AND separate. It also supports the idea that we’re not only products of creation; we’re creation
- What will work best for ALL of us in personal terms? (What is the best way for us to fulfill our own unique potential in support of ourselves AND the world?)
- What will work best for ALL of us in terms of business? (What is the best way for us to maintain the health and well-being of the planet and humanity?)
- What will work best for ALL of us in terms of education? (What is the best way for us to learn and grow? What are the most important things for us to learn and undersstand?)
- What will work best for ALL of us in terms of the environment? (What is the best way for us to treat nature and the earth?)
- What will work best for ALL of us in terms of peace? (What is the best way for us to treat each other as individuals and nations?)
When we ask the question, what will work best for US, we create a world based on love, oneness, trust, collaboration and sharing. We are not only blank slates to write on, empty sponges to fill or computers to program, we’re creators in our own right! By asking ourselves questions like, what’s the best way for us to treat each other and what’s the best way for us to treat ourselves, we engage our imaginations as well as our intellects in creating better selves, better lives and a better world. By accepting pro-active response-ability, we empower ourselves! Learning to read, write and do arithmetic is fun when we do it for our own reasons, when we do it to better express our own ideals.
What can be more exciting or worth doing than changing ourselves, and the world, for the better? What can stimulate our natural passion more than striving to be the person we love to be, doing what we love to do? We’re good and it would benefit us immensely to remember that!
We encourage you to read our Education Letter to Obama. Every school administrator, every teacher, every parent and every student should have the opportunity to read, evaluate, share and discuss these transformational ideas.
Active and thoughtful participation in the creation of our reality is the change we are waiting for!
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Please continue to seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good!
Roger and Sandra Peterson
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create our reality from what we believe about ourselves, and the world around us.
If we do not consciously choose our beliefs, we unconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love, understand and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat ourselves, and the world.
Blessings of love and understanding be to us all!
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!