Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Christine Miller

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Author, poet, editor, mentor, transformational speaker, advocate of Love at Work. 



My passion in life, and how it connects to the theme of "The Power of Love and Compassion in Governance":

“My passion is for transforming the way we live through Love, at Work. By ‘Love’, I mean Love which is strong, courageous, powerful and compassionate, a Love which is based on a moral compass of universal, sustainable human values and virtues.  

My mission is to bring more Love into general awareness, especially in the organisational world, and into high-level places such as governments, cabinets, think tanks, and boardrooms; places where decisions are made about our lives and where currently it appears that there is little Love or Compassion present to inform those decisions. To achieve this, I began researching Love at Work in 2011 and since then have interviewed more than 60 leaders about Love whilst also investigating organisational culture and values; this research is currently in preparation for publication. 

The Spirit of Humanity Forum describes its purpose and mission as:  ‘a new global network of organisations, communities and individuals committed to catalyse effective systemic change in governance by promoting love and compassion in decision making.’  I see my passionate work as very closely connected with both the forum and this year’s conference theme; we use similar words, have shared ideas and mission, and appear to be inspired from the same source.” 

Personal Quotes

Teilhard de Chardin:
Someday after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love, and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will discover fire.
Christine Miller:
“Love can be perceived as a fluffy soft thing, based on romance, muddied by weakness and dismissed as an irrelevance, or relegated to close relationships and family alone. Not for discussion at work, in business, or in places where serious decisions are made.  But the kind of Love of which I speak, the kind of love which I have observed as present throughout organisations and activities across the globe, in courageous, creative individuals, is not a weak and feeble thing.  It is a strong, powerful, demanding Love, a Love that insists on courage, on dedication, on honesty, trust and openness – a tough kind of Love which needs much more determination, awareness and thought than the options of fear, of indifference and apathy. And to be truly loving is much more challenging than being closed, cold and remote.” 

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