Very eloquently put!
Your blog post about the critical need for participation rather than representation brought to mind the lovely encounter I had with Pete Seeger (a much admired singer and activist) a few years ago.
A statement he had made about "Participation is the future of the human race ..." prompted me to contact him. Which led to his inviting me to his home in upstate New York. See: http://www.timegoesby.net/elderstorytelling/2011/01/an-encounter-with-a-guy.html
Your and Pete's comments draw attention to the vital responsibility we all have to play our part in addressing issues that matter.
Fully agree... I believe it is a worldwide shift in consciousness. What comes to mind is there must be a need for people to engage and get out of the comfort zone to take a step into this participatory unknown. We will witness more as the global system continues to evolve. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Awakening To Normal Series
Going Mainstream Series
On The Go
Tim In The News