RSS Move 9 – Creating your own Luck


SAFE G: Empowering Resilient Communities


Mission. To empower local communities to design immediate and effective SAFE G solutions that implement optical fiber wired to the home and office. Local taxpayers and ratepayers are entitled to this alternative to wireless, because they have already paid for it. Please see: Irregulators v. FCC.

5G/AI/Internet of Things Juggernaut presents an imminent threat. The harms to our community’s physical and mental health, the local environment, violations of citizen’s rights to due process, property, and personal privacy are foreseeable and preventable. The threat is especially dangerous to our children, elderly people, those with special sensitivities, disabled persons with chronic illnesses, caregivers, and our economically disadvantaged and minority communities that have no escape in their homes or workplaces.

Remedy: Community Empowerment: An effective remedy begins with widespread education and training in a proven system of wise leadership, community organization, team building, and negotiation. With this purpose we have created a 5G Dojo to support local communities around the world that are facing similar challenges. The key is to share negotiation successes and practical experience, so these lessons can be immediately deployed within the network. Equally essential is to fortify community-wide resilience rapidly and effectively. (See: 5 Minutes toResilience)

Our Funding Goal: $ 100,000

Donations: Please make your check or money order payable to National Institute for Science, Law, and Public Policy, designated for "SAFE G/Community Empowerment Initiative". You can contribute in two ways.

o   Simple donation with full tax deduction.

o   Partial tax deduction (at cost) with benefits. Please see benefit levels below.

Sponsors: Please contact us to discuss any questions or concerns and customized donation options.

Springs of Amethysts - $100

  • Public Recognition as a Community Health Charter Sponsor
  • Signed copy of Julian Gresser, Piloting through Chaos—Wise Leadership/Effective Negotiation for the 21st Century (1995)
  • Free gift of the 5 Minutes to Resilience web app


Rivulets of Moonstones - $500

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • 5 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 5 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Sparkles of Opal - $1K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Public Lecture in Your Honor
  • 10 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 10 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Fountains of Pearls - $5K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • ½ day workshop training and consultation with any organization or company


Jade Eddies - $10K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • Two ½ day workshop, training and consultation with any organization or company of your choice
  • 20 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 20 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Sapphire Brooks of Laughing Hearts - $25K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • 1 day of professional consultation and meetings


Ruby Streams of Laughing Hearts - $35K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • One full day training program with materials for organization of choice to you.
  • 50 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 50 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Emerald Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $50K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Two full day training programs with materials for organizations of your choice
  • 100 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 100 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Diamond Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $100K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Four full day training programs with materials for organizations of your choice.
  • 200 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 200 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses

Let us try to understand why and how the development of “inner” resilience appears to “attract” good things our way by some kind of intelligent feedback process.

Move # 9—Creating Your Own Luck:
Resilience and Synchronicity

(click above title to go to Laughing Heart website Move)

It requires no great leap to imagine that if resilience is an essential capability of all living organisms that when resilience is impaired, it can also be restored. After all, this is within the inner domain of an organism. The process becomes more interesting and complex when as in the next section we consider organizational and community resilience, which suggests that the beneficial state or actions or state of one individual, somehow gets “transferred” or communicated to others. This is why some organizational consults speak of instilling a “culture” of resilience, but culture really doesn’t explain the process of transfer. From this vantage it is interesting to begin with an even more basic unit of a community, and try to understand why and how the development of “inner” resilience appears to “attract” good things our way by some kind of feedback process.

I have learned a lot about resilience since publishing the Laughing Heart Field Guide in 2017 and I would edit and refine my original statement thus:

  • “I came upon this discovery some years ago when designing the Graph program for the first edition of Piloting Through Chaos. I noticed that when I fell away from integrity (Note: Equally, “integral resilience”) any “move” I made that helped me to reverse course would influence every other element in helping me to recover integrity, or as I defined it, my sense of connectedness and dynamic balance. (Note: This is another way of speaking of integral resilience.) But then, and here’s the point, I noticed wonderful things started to happen in my “external” life, when I regained a state of high integrity. They came to me, as it were, unbidden. With my new program I had a way to track the process. There is an axiom in biofeedback, a field I have studied deeply: what you can measure, you can influence. In biofeedback training the key to influencing is “passive volition,” the art of allowing or giving in control.”
  • Another way of thinking about resilience is the concept of “field independence.” “In other words, by simply allowing things to happen and not attaching to them—whether good or bad—we begin to develop a sense of balance and equilibrium. We are no longer tossed around by other people, events, or circumstances over which you have no control, notwithstanding the illusion that we do.”

Still this does not explain the mechanism or as the medical scientist/philosopher Dr. Stephen Post might provocatively ask, “Why Do Good Things Happen to Good People?” In his book by this name Dr. Post points to 10 Ways of Giving, all of which involve love: These include the Ways of Celebration and Gratitude, Generativity, Forgiveness, Courage, Respect, Compassion, Loyalty, Listening, Creativity, and Doing Good or Paying Forward. The mechanism in a western scientific sense remains elusive; although the data Dr. Post cites in support of his thesis in his 2007 book and later work are highly suggestive.

Not knowing the mechanism may actually be a good thing, for if we probe too hard we may kill the thing we love, much like if a child were born with wings perhaps the first surgical impulse of the attending physicians might be to remove them. It is useful to refine our methods for tracking and even measuring the process as we suggest in later sections, while at the same time allowing our hearts and minds simply to be dazzled by the wonder of it.

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Next: Move # 10—Community Resilience and Big Heart Advantage

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