Ross Bishop

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The Quiet Revolution

An anthropologist proposed a game to a group of African children. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first would win the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, instead of charging to the goal as Western children would have, running individually, they all took each others hands and ran together and then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that, as one person could have had all the fruit for themselves, they said: UBUNTU, “How can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”
POSTED ON: July 5, 2016, 10:30 am BY Ross Bishop

The Hopi Prophesies

Some years ago I was privileged to stand before a sandstone petroglyph in Arizona that illustrates some of the prophecies given to the Hopi people many thousands of years ago. These prophecies have proven to be remarkably accurate. I am not Hopi, and do not wish to intrude into their traditions, but these teachings address matters that my people need to be aware of and concerned about, and so I offer them in that spirit. I wish to apologize for the length of this piece, but I consider this material to be extremely important for all of us.
POSTED ON: June 8, 2016, 2:50 pm BY Ross Bishop

The Coming Global Transformation

Significant transformation is going to happen. Humankind has painted itself into a number of corners – spiritually, environmentally and economically, and the status quo on any level is simply no longer sustainable.
POSTED ON: May 10, 2016, 2:50 pm BY Ross Bishop

What The Future Will Ask of You

Having struggled with the challenge of compassion for thousands of years, humankind stands at the edge of an extraordinary period of transformation. The old beliefs based in fear and domination are about to give way to a new set of values based on cooperation and compassion.
POSTED ON: July 6, 2016, 2:45 pm BY Ross Bishop

The World Isn’t Ending

I get questions about all the disaster predictions. People are confused because they have been told the end is coming and yet their daily lives have been largely unaffected, unless of course, you consider the storms on the East coast, the tenuous economy,school massacres and the completely dysfunctional political system.
POSTED ON: September 6, 2016, 9:45 am BY Ross Bishop

Social Change

In 1964, while we were busy tearing down the leftovers of the social institutions of the 1940′s and 50′s – (civil rights, voting rights, the rights of women and the war in Viet Nam), John W. Gardner, a prolific social science writer, was thinking about about the process of social change. The result of his efforts was a book called, Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society – now a forgotten book of extraordinary prescience and wisdom.
POSTED ON: July 6, 2016, 1:30 pm BY Ross Bishop