A lot of people look at the state of the planet with despair. The truth has been out there for decades and sometimes we can feel hopeless and powerless to change things.
Writer activist Charles Eisenstein says our culture’s guiding narrative of separation has generated the present planetary crisis. “We live in a very brutal system. Brutal towards the victims, but equally brutal towards the perpetrators, otherwise how would they become the perpetrators? What has to happen to a human being for them to do the things that people do to each other?”
He believes that underneath the surface, the ideological core of our civilisation is hollowing out. Everyone participates, but nobody believes. In order to find our way we must get lost. Leaders no longer believe their ideology and are just going through the motions. There’s a vast territory between what we’re trying to leave behind and where we want to go, and we don’t have any maps for that territory.
People are always talking about how do we create a movement? A movement is not something that one creates. It creates us. What we know how to create is based on a knowledge of creation that’s part of the old story. Now we have to step into the unknown.
We must believe in a more beautiful world, if we are to create it.