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Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

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May The Knowledge Force Be With You

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You have a strength, a knowledge force, a knowledge energy that can be shared with others; and because there is only one of you in all of time, your knowledge is unique. You bring to the world knowledge that is special and distinctive.  You are the only one of you that has ever existed, and the knowledge you share, the perspective you have to give is unlike any other person who has ever shared knowledge. Do you give yourself credit for this?

Do you spend any of your time trying to develop your knowledge? Do you try to learn new ways to share your knowledge force and continue to increase this knowledge energy that will help other people develop their own knowledge force and mobilize their knowledge energy to live their lives better, create social benefit and ultimately make the world a better place? This is what individual knowledge mobilization is all about.

It’s very important that we recognize and share our unique knowledge if we’re going to contribute to the world based on the knowledge we have developed in our own lives – no matter how little or how vast.  Each person’s knowledge contributes. It’s how we share this knowledge that makes the difference. Knowledge can be shared for good or harm.

We are all on knowledge-development journeys. Many people spend their lives trying to share their knowledge in exactly the same ways that they see others sharing knowledge, and they’re confused, discouraged or embarrassed when others don’t understand the uniqueness of each person’s knowledge force. Others may not understand this uniqueness but we must all remember that we each need to recognize that each of us has our own ways of contributing knowledge, ways that are exclusive to us and our life experiences.

Your knowledge force flows through you every day. How do you direct it? How do you translate this knowledge energy? What is the end-purpose of sharing your knowledge? How we share our knowledge is one of the most important aspects of who we are and who we become, and it’s completely up to us in how we share our knowledge and are open to the knowledge forces of others.

How Do You Value Your Own Knowledge?

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Do you forget the knowledge you’ve shared with other people, and only remember the knowledge that other people have shared with you? Do you only think about your own knowledge as “weak” or “worthless”? Are you willing to see the value of your own knowledge as contributing something good in the world – knowledge that is stronger than “weak” and more valuable than “worthless”? Knowledge shared with the intention of good has value. When you share your knowledge with this intention you are making a difference.

Are there conditions to sharing our own knowledge? I think the answer to this question depends on how we value our own knowledge and why we share our own knowledge. If we see our own knowledge as being “worthless” or “not good enough” then we have placed a condition on our own knowledge sharing. But if we see our own knowledge sharing as an act of love for all humanity, an act of love for our planet, an act of love for future generations, an act of love from our own remarkable potential, then there must be more to our own personal knowledge than “weak” and “worthless”. There must be more to our own personal knowledge sharing than “not good enough” to share.

And if there is more to our own knowledge and sharing of this knowledge with the intention of making the world a better place for everyone then we must acknowledge that at the heart of knowledge sharing, at the heart of knowledge mobilization is love. If we are to share our knowledge we must share our knowledge with this in mind. Knowledge can be shared with the intention for good and knowledge can be shared with the intention for harm. If we share our own knowledge with the intention for good, if we share our own knowledge with kindness and compassion, being open-minded to learning from the diversity of others and the diversity of knowledge on this planet, we begin to see the world and knowledge sharing in a different and beneficial light.

When we start to see the inherent value of knowledge from all people we encounter on this planet we begin to see the knowledge of all people as contributing something good in the world. Yes, there are conditions to sharing our own knowledge than simply seeing whose knowledge is “better” than others and measuring individual knowledge against each other. That’s because every person’s knowledge is much more than “weak” or “worthless”. The big question is, how do you value your own knowledge?

Our Own Personal Knowledge Journeys

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Everyone has an opportunity to receive and discover new knowledge for ourselves when we share our own knowledge and are open to the knowledge of others. This knowledge journey is always a personal one that no one else can make for us. Our knowledge journey is created by a diversity of knowledge within this world with a continuing flow of knowledge sources that we can be connected to.

I’m always amazed at just how much knowledge the world has to share, yet how often many people overlook opportunities on a regular basis to make the world a better place simply by sharing knowledge. My attempts to develop my own knowledge from the gathered knowledge of others is always an ongoing journey. I have been able to discover and uncover knowledge in the most unexpected places with the most unexpected conversations that I open myself up to with others who may not always reflect my own sense of values or culture. Yet it’s precisely in these moments that knowledge is created. The bottom line is that when I’m open to the knowledge of others – even those that I may disagree with – my own knowledge is enhanced, changed and evolved.

As my years go by, I’ve also become more much aligned with my own sense of knowledge. When I am open to the knowledge of others and open to continuing to learn from others to enhance my own knowledge. I see that I have become less judgmental and I see the potential for knowledge sharing with people who I may not think have knowledge to share. I also see the world in a much more valuable and connected way.

We are all on our own knowledge journeys and must not be discouraged if some of our knowledge seems less “shinier” or “important” than others. Each of our knowledge journeys is about continuing to build the collective knowledge of our humanity together – whether it’s a drop of knowledge or a waterfall of knowledge, we are all contributing to the vast ocean of knowledge that all of us on this planet can share.

Sharing Knowledge Strengthens Understanding

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Every act of knowledge sharing for social benefit creates new knowledge and strengthens understanding to make the world a better place.

Start With The Knowledge You Have

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Remember, changing the world and harmful social conditions doesn’t depend on who you are or what you own – it depends mostly on the knowledge you share – whatever that knowledge is – if it’s intended for benefit and not for harm.  You change the world by using even the “limited” knowledge you have.  Start by being you with the knowledge you have…and keep going.

Equality Of Knowledge vs Equity Of Knowledge

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Not all knowledge is of the same value – but all knowledge for social benefit can contribute to making the world a better place.  The difference between equality of knowledge and equity of knowledge is providing opportunities to level the playing field in sharing knowledge.

Your Unique Knowledge Fingerprint

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A person’s knowledge may be called ignorant, useless, mocked and devalued, but our knowledge – stemming from all of our personal life experiences – is always knowledge, and is always our own knowledge.

Others can say all the negative things they want about you and your knowledge, but the only way that it will affect you is if you allow their words to affect you.  Again, your knowledge is your own knowledge, all the good, bad and ugly of the experiences that make up all of your knowledge in your lifetime. Just as your fingerprint is unique to you – so too is your knowledge to share with others.

Your knowledge – any of it at anytime in your life experience – can always teach others something, whether you think it’s “limited” or not.  

But knowledge on its own, without turning it into action is limited. It’s like having hands and fingers (and fingerprints) without ever using them.

It’s how we share our knowledge; combine our knowledge to make the world a better place that creates the most value.

Some people are so insecure that they try to hurt others by knocking even the slightest amount of knowledge that a person may have, to take away their dignity or self-esteem.  But if we believe a cruel, insecure person’s view that our knowledge is useless, if we let them take away our dignity, what does that say about how we see our own knowledge, about how we see ourselves?

People have acquired knowledge in war, in prison, in concentration camps, in abuse, in difficult social situations, in loss, in love, in friendship, in ignorance, in education, in failure and in success – why shouldn’t we value any of the knowledge we have where we are, right here and right now? 

But again, knowledge on its own, without turning it into action is limited.

A person’s knowledge always has some value. Sharing our knowledge for social benefit creates greater value, and is always worth it. When we share our knowledge with this understanding and intention – we can use our own knowledge to make the world a better place.

Knowledge Mobilization Post With The Most 2012

Below you will find a repost of KMbeing’s most viewed post for the year 2012. My  KMbeing blog about Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) takes a more philosophical and holistic approach to knowledge sharing in order to create social benefit through KMb and knowledge exchange to make the world a better place.  It seems to continue to gain more popularity with this inclusive and humanist approach, and I am very humbled and grateful to my many KMbeing blog followers who find value and inspiration in my shorter and longer posts – while also sharing knowledge for social benefit.  I am also humbled and thankful for being voted for the second year in a row as one of the top ten in the Knowledge Mobilizer 100 people influencing our thinking about knowledge mobilization practice.

KMb is about sharing our knowledge and putting it into active service to help make the world a better place. So, it’s no surprise that this year’s post with the most for 2012 was a reflective question asking how we can help others to value their knowledgeI applaud all who recognize the connection between the value of our sharing knowledge with and from everyone for social benefit – and in so doing – making the world a better place to live.

Thanks again to all my followers who have made this year and the KMbeing blog so successful! I look forward to continuing to mobilize knowledge with you all in 2013!

Knowledge Mobilization Post With The Most 2012: 

Helping Others To Value Their Knowledge

In what ways can you make the people you know and meet feel like their knowledge is valuable to make the world a better place?

A Holiday Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Hope

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As the holiday season approaches and a New Year of hope is set to begin, I wish to thank the many followers of my KMbeing Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) blog from around the world from over 110 countries for your ongoing support, valued comments and constant encouragement – and wordpress.com for the amazing platform in which to share knowledge!

Knowledge is often symbolized by a tree. I felt the holiday card above is particularly appropriate as an expression of connected knowledge sharing from everyone around the world.

As many of you know, I have always taken a more holistic approach to KMb – seeing the idea of sharing knowledge for social benefit to create a better world as a possibility for everyone.  Everyone has knowledge to share to make the world a better place – regardless of “intelligence” level, race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or political affiliation.  Combining all our knowledge beyond borders to create a truly collective human knowledge to make the world a better place is the answer – and the greatest hope for the future of humanity.

In the spirit of the season, I have put together a few borrowed words from some of the more popular and traditional Christmas songs that you may recognize – and though they are Christian in origin, they are meant to transcend all religious and political differences with the hope of someday using all of our collective personal knowledge for a better tomorrow!  For Peace On Earth Will Not come Through Religion Or Politics – But From Shared Connected Human Knowledge to make every life on this planet a valued and appreciated life!

I wish you all best wishes for health & happiness at this time and peace into the New Year and beyond!

Away in our world, no home or a bed,

A hungry child lays down a sweet head.

No food is roasting on an open fire

As disease is nipping at someone’s toes

 

There’s no place to deck the halls with boughs of holly

No reason to be jolly

 

Do you see what I see?

As a star above is dancing in the night

 

Do you hear what I hear?

As a song is sung high above the trees

 

Do you know what I know?

The need for peace, people everywhere!

 

And by the light of that same star

Where all are wise that come from afar?

 

Now let us all with one accord

See that we can no longer afford

 

Two thousand years of wrong

With worlds at war for so long

 

Joy to the world! Is what we need

Let all people everywhere – their knowledge share

Repeat this sounding joy!

 

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

 

That leads to a silent night

When all is calm and all is bright

 

When we all can sleep in peace

On earth

 

Joy to the world! Is what we need

Let all people everywhere – their knowledge share

To overcome our problems faced

And make the world a better place

Repeat this sounding joy!

The Growing Social Culture Of Knowledge Sharing & Understanding

The growing social culture of knowledge sharing can make the world a better place if we recognize that valuable knowledge can be found in all knowledge connections (regardless of borders, boundaries or beliefs) – if this knowledge contributes to social benefit. By listening to each other with an open-mind and sharing knowledge with a sincere intention for good, we can change the world into a social culture of understanding. It’s by continuing to expand this social culture of  knowledge sharing that we can find global understanding.