About Rev. Brian Akers (62 Articles)
<p>Rev. Brian Akers has been involved in the New Thought Movement since the age of 12. He has been involved in programs for teens, young adults, and all other ages of New Thought practitioners during his 18 years as a member of what is now the Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL, previously known as International Centers for Spiritual Living, Religious Science International, United Centers for Spiritual Living, and United Church of Religious Science). In July of 2014, Rev. Brian Akers was accepted as the Senior Spiritual Leader for the Columbia Center for Spiritual Living in Columbia, Maryland and has been providing Sunday services, teaching classes, and providing spiritual and ecclesiastic leadership for the community since arriving in Maryland in August of 2014.</p>

2 Comments on Real Social: Revolting Perspective

  1. Vance Blakely // January 6, 2016 at 9:23 am // Reply

    I’m not sure I understand your statement “If we want to revolt with out violence, and I do, then we must first accept that we cannot have a nation where we are free as individuals but don’t commit to support and engage each other in a healthy and beneficial way for all.”. By definition, a revolt is a sudden change which tends to be a very disruptive and often without forethought turns into a violent event. I hope that what you really mean is a conscious evaluation of where society is and thoughtful redirection of purpose and effort of our collective behavior. That would seems to be a noble cause. A change management approach with all stakeholders participating fully as you seem to suggest may help to stimulate constructive evolution however, given the current competitive climate in nearly everything, how do you propose to convince those who are so heavily invested in the current competitive mind set to abandon what has been “working for them” to a wholistic and perhaps altruistic point of view and behavior?

    • Rev. Brian Akers // January 7, 2016 at 6:14 pm // Reply

      Vance – I think that the quote covers the idea that I am looking to get the results of revolution without the violence and including the use of forethought so if that wasn’t clear I hope this helps clarify my intent. I believe we can experience the rapid change of typical revolution through peaceful and mindful means.

      As for convincing people to go that rout… I think that’s a collective effort. Like a rising tide we must speak clearly and often about this idea and begin to organize it effectively. I think the need to organize and to do it in ways that hold this non-violent approach as a high priority will attract the kinds of leaders we will need to begin shifting from the norm to the new.

      I think there are some political leaders, social leaders, religious leaders, professional leaders, business leaders and many other leaders in other areas who are beginning to reveal themselves. They are willing to step forward and speak out in a way that speaks to those who feel the pull of this same calling.

      So, as most of my social posts tend to do, I would point directly at leadership as the primary key to unlocking the answers to your questions and countless others. Having this vision is not about having all the answers but rather about having a fundamental and principle basis from which the answers can be revealed. I think those leaders are emerging now… and consider myself among them.

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