Chronicling the Bottom Up
Connection Revolution

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 99 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit 104 Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (203 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites   No comments

What does bottom up mind have to do with you personally?

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

Rate It | View Ratings H2'ed 5/8/09

Originally Published on OpEdNews

I'm working on a book on bottom up-- the bottom up mind, the bottom up revolution and way of seeing and doing. To write a bottom up book, you pretty much have to get other people involved, in a bottom up sort of way, so periodically, I'll be posting articles and polls asking you, my readers, to pipe in with your two bottom-up cents worth.

So... how does using a bottom up mind, seeing with bottom up eyes, engaging in work and projects and relationships have to do with you personally? That's my question. That's why I'm writing this book, because I believe that if you have "bottom up consciousness" you will more intentionally both tap the power of bottom up to make a difference in the world AND your life and you will challenge the top down systems and structures in place that are destructive or less than optimal at all levels of society and personally.

We're all part of the that great bottom, so we can all play a role in joining together to take UP the power, the change, the progress, the achievement that comes from tapping the raw, waiting to be utilized power of bottom up.

So many people fail to realize there are countless groups and organizations just waiting enthusiastically to hear from them, to welcome them to help in making a difference. I'm talking about YOU.

Families have both top down AND bottom up aspects. Sure, the parents are, theoretically in charge, but families support each other and take care of each other and that often means seriously considering and taking care of the needs of all members-- even the most difficult children.

I was preparing my breakfast, while talking on the phone this morning. My friend asked what I was having. I replied, "Wheat Checks and All Bran, with dried cranberries and sliced grapes," I replied. She pointed out that this is not doing things the way the big corporations dictate, that I was doing breakfast my own way. Buying packaged food, preparing it as specified, even buying whole meals prepared to be nuked in the microwave-- that's embracing the top-down programming the big corporations have devised for you. Yes, it can be time-saving. But think about what it does for the environment-- all the packaging. I could do better. I could buy in bulk, but being the only one in my house who eats that way (my kid eats exactly as the corporations have programmed it has seemed inefficient to buy and store bulk-- though, upon writing this, I'm going to take a second look.

How many ways do you allow yourself to just fall into the ruts that top-down operators-- corporations, churches, schools, government, organizations, old habits-- that have programmed you. You DO have other, older programming that is bottom up. You CAN liberate yourself to re-connect with that programming, those reflexes. You don't have to do it alone either. There are a lot of people out there who have already made the choice and started along the bottom-up path, which, BTW, can still take you to the top of the mountain.

So how do you discover the ways you, or orgs you belong to, or your city, state, company or nation are riding in top-down ruts, reacting with top-down reflexes? How can you become aware of these patterns so you can free yourself. I'm going to be lazy on this one and put it to my readers, for starters, to see what they come up with. That's a bottom up way to deal with a question. To digress, there are thousands of blogs, community blog sites, bulletin boards where YOU can go and post questions and get help. That's the bottom-up way to get answers, insight, wake up calls. it's there, now, for you to use.

Now, if you think you are not living within a top-down world, reacting to top-down unseen controls and stimuli that directly affect your life, you really have to check out this BRILLIANT short video with a scene starring Meryl streep.

Please respond with a comment below.


Rate It | View Ratings

Rob Kall is the host of the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show, WNJC 1360, where he discusses how the bottom up mind and bottom up revolution are reaching different areas of the world, of life, of politics, business, society and anywhere else.

Rob is founder and site architect of (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

There's A Bottom Up Tidal Wave Underway. Will You Surf It? (2033 views)

Video: Rob Kall Speaking at Occupy G8 on Bottom Up Economics (904 views)

Seeing Photo Shots Through Facebook Eyes (754 views)

Top-Down, Centralized Thinking Is Destroying The World's Economies (623 views)

Public Speaking from the Bottom Up (601 views)

A Bottom Up Virtual Choir to Delight Your Heart and Milk Your Tears (540 views)

Total Views: 5455

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: