THE BLOG
06/16/2011 09:16 am ET | Updated Aug 16, 2011

Ready To Change The World? 9 Most Innovative Ideas By Walk Outs Who Walk On (PHOTOS)

In this era of increasingly complex problems and shrinking resources, can we find meaningful and enduring solutions to the challenges we face today as individuals, communities and nations?

An emerging movement of people around the world are doing just that by walking out of limiting beliefs and assumptions and walking on to create healthy and resilient communities. These Walk Outs who Walk On use their ingenuity and caring to figure out how to work with what they have to create what they need.

We learned the phrase "Walks Outs who Walk On" from our friends in India. They had created a network of young people who chose to leave school. They didn't consider themselves "dropouts," a negative label assigned to them by the school system. They left school because they wanted to be learners, not passive students. They walked on to discover many ways they could contribute to creating change in their world.

Although the phrase may be new to you, think about situations in your life that you've consciously chosen to leave because you knew that to stay any longer would limit you. Whenever we choose to leave behind what confines us, whenever we courageously step forward to discover new capacities, then we can rightfully call ourselves Walk Outs who Walk On.

Here, we offer a glimpse into the world of Walk Outs, where people are walking on to beliefs and practices that solve problems and reveal abundant resources. They are creating communities where everyone is welcome to learn, grow and contribute.

What are you ready to walk out of? What are you willing to walk on to?