In a world driven by the subversive Disrespect Philosophy hiding our conditioned negative thoughts and actions is necessary, not only to protect ourselves from others but also from ourselves … because we know, deep in our hardening hearts, such thoughts and actions are not right. Therefore, the idea of transparency, feels unrealistic and unachievable to many of us, because in a world driven by the assumption we are all unworthy of respect for just being a life, who, in their right mind, would not want to hide part of themselves from the world as we know it … because we afraid of how we will be judged … and crucified.
Yet ironically, who you are does not matter, because once you are caught not being transparent, you are crucified … not for the lack of transparency, but for getting caught … for bringing out into the light what we know resides in the darkness in our lives, covered by the cloak of the Disrespect Philosophy.
Stephen Harper and his team will be feeling their crucifixion this morning as their low RESPECT/VALUE LEVEL for taxpayers money enabled them to justify their actions cloaked in the darkness of the Disrespect Philosophy, but will not serve them well now that their actions demonstrating what they think of taxpayers money has been brought to light.
Some will pay the price immediately by job loss, perhaps legal prosecution, though for others, like Harper, his price will perhaps be paid at election time, though I do wonder as I write this, will their benefits, such as their pension as government employees be affected. Probably not, since politicians seem to be part of the group with the mindset, “Do unto others, but not to myself.”
A lack of transparency tells the tale there is stuff we want to hide from you … often under the guise of “You would not understand.” Yet, The RESPECT PRINCIPLE recognizes keeping people uneducated so they do not understand costs us, not only in the money and resources stolen and misused by those who believe they are more valuable than others, but costs us the ability to nurture, develop and encourage individuals and groups to become the transparent role models we need as leaders.
Transparent leadership does not mean there will be no mistakes or discord, but that those leading, and those they lead, will be RESPECT “full” enough to let people move beyond what has always been done into the undiscovered realm of what may be possible, so we, as individuals, groups, communities, and nations can move beyond repeating our history of living under the limitations and darkness of the Disrespect Philosophy that enables the people entrusted to serve their community to devalue people and their money collected through tax contributions to serve their own needs and into the transparent light of The RESPECT PRINCIPLE.
To quote one of our most loved personalities and brilliant minds, Albert Einstein, “To keep doing the same thing over and over again is insanity.” From this wise perspective, to keep living under the subversive, often sub-conscious limiting, negative mindset of the Disrespect Philosophy is insane … yet now, not only now do we have the awareness of what needs to change, by Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE, we also have the powerful guide and tool to generate the changes needed for liberating us from hiding in the darkness to walking boldly in the light.
Kaitlin (K.A.) Trepanier
Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE Developer and Author
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May 21, 2013