In this section, we invite you to “go deeper”… to explore these questions and the shifts that need to occur, personally and globally, to bring forth the change that will turn the tide for humanity and our planet.
In our action-oriented culture, perhaps our immediate reaction is, “OK, what are we going to do about all this to correct it?”
Yet as our own lives show us, when we try to change our external conduct before becoming aware of the root causes of that conduct, it usually isn’t long before we are doing the same thing in a different way.
As Albert Einstein observed, we can’t solve the complex and interlinked issues we face with the same level of thinking that created them.
“We face the tipping point where one civilization is ending
and the new one is not yet in sight.”
—Paul H. Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson
So… how did we get here? And where do we go from here?
“I have come to believe that our lives can be turned in a different direction, our minds adopt a different way of thinking, by some significant, though small event. That belief can be frightening or exhilarating, depending on whether you just contemplate it or do something with it.” —Howard Zinn