What are the stories that are emerging that are pointing in a life-affirming direction?
The first step in co-creating a promising future for humanity is to visualize it together. Although many people can visualize a future of catastrophe and ruin, far fewer can imagine a future of opportunity and renewal. This is understandable as daily we are fed news reports of global climate disruption, species extinction, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, individual acts of terrorism and more. Not surprisingly, a future of conflict and suffering is easy to imagine while a future of harmony and health is still a vague and unformed possibility in our collective imagination. In a self-fulfilling prophecy, we tend to actualize what we can vividly imagine.
We face big challenges and it will take an equally big vision to transform conflict into cooperation and draw us into a promising future. To engage in the unprecedented task of envisioning a workable and meaningful future for humanity, we require tools of imagination and collective communication that enable us to stand back from current crises and see the human journey in a larger perspective. The images and stories that we hold of ourselves act as a magnet to draw us into the future. Perhaps the most difficult challenge facing humanity is not devising solutions to the energy crisis or climate crisis or species extinction; rather, it is bringing images of what’s working to the forefront of our awareness.
“Humans are clever, but without intending to, we have created massive sustainability problems for future generations. Fortunately, solutions to these global challenges are all around us. Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new Read post
For the first time in human history, we are acquiring a way to listen to and talk with one another as members of one family. For the first time, all the cousins in the human clan can communicate with one another. In awakening to ourselves as a planetary species and seeing ourselves directly and whole for the first time, we will see that we have the potential for an evolutionary leap forward. Read post
The Story: The past few decades have witnessed a resurgence of the Feminine and a re-valuing of the qualities of caring and cooperation, receptivity and relationship-building. The feminine archetype itself has been expanding to a cosmic scale, where we recognize that the Universe is not an impersonal machine devoid of consciousness and purpose, but a Read post
What if the community where YOU live was thriving and resilient, so that life for you, your family and friends, and your neighborhood was sustainable, just, compassionate, and healthy? What would it be like to live there? Just imagine… Millions of people are building what we call the “thriving resilience meta-movement,” an unimaginable wealth of Read post
Einstein’s famous quote was if he could ask God one question, it would be: “Is the universe friendly or not?” But Duane Elgin is suggesting there may be a more fundamental question: Is the universe alive or not? In his mind, that question is really a scientific one; it’s not theology and dogma. We can use the Read post