“I belong to the generation whose spiritual story was about bringing spiritual traditions and their LVLpractices from the East to Europe and America. These practices, such as meditation or mindfulness, have now taken root in the West, and the traditions, for example Buddhism, Sufism, Yoga and others have opened doors for many, many people, giving us access to rich and meaningful inner experiences. And we have also begun to reclaim the wisdom of our indigenous traditions.
“But there is now a pressing need for the next generation to take up this story in a new way, to bring these practices into action to create lasting and meaningful change in our inner and outer environment—not action built upon profit but action built upon spiritual ideals and the unity of all. And especially there is a need to bring these inner principles and practices into the arena of our present ecological crisis. We need to give birth to a new story that is founded upon oneness and interdependence—upon the sustainability of all of creation, not just the sustainability of our present energy-intensive consumer driven culture. We can no longer afford to live in the growing wasteland of our neglect of all that is sacred in creation. And it is for this generation, the millennials, to put these foundational ideas into actions that can help midwife a civilization that honors an earth full of wonder and magic.”
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