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What is a ToBe?

A ToBe is to take “time out” from normal life to identify, face and creatively solve our biggest issues. It’s a mental “shifting of gears,” maybe for just 1% of the time, away from decision-making to choice-creating. (See the chart of comparison between decision-making and choice-creating)

Of course, the idea of taking a “time out” from normal life is an old one. It happens in different ways—meditation, retreats, religious services, the sabbath, vacations; recreation, prayer, etc. We are giving the name “ToBe” to a particular kind of “time out,” where we stop and shift our thinking to choice-creating. We check in with our feelings to discover what issue is most pressing even though it may seem impossible to address, and we face it creatively. Then it’s “time in” and back to normal again. But actually there’s no normal anymore since this process transforms us and our situation to something new. Not only do we make headway in solving impossible-seeming issues but the process is transformational.

This is a way
To Be. ... For instance in the United States, it’s a way that the citizens can come together as “We the People,” a new entity powerful enough to reshape our 18th century system. And even if we choose to not make any changes, it’s still a transformation of our system because We the People of today are now in charge.

This system transformation is illustrated in the chart below

ToBe Illustration