“There can be no doubt that we are living in a time of transition. A new human community is being born in us and through us — all 7 billion of us — as we respond to the challenges that flow from impressions of wholeness. In a transition time nothing is certain and the future is unclear. The wholeness vision disturbs as well as inspires; it leads some to want to move forward too fast into an idealized world and others to do everything in their power to resist the momentum towards the new. It awakens fears of uncertainty alongside unrealistic assumptions of where we are. What it comes down to is that we can choose how we respond to the new.
“And so it is that through the climate crisis and all the crises that accompany our interdependence, life is presenting more and more of us with the challenge to embody wholeness — personally and collectively — no matter how uncertain we may feel about where to begin in responding to this challenge or even what right response might look like.
“While for vast numbers the challenge is still unconscious or repressed, Paul Hawken’s book Blessed Unrest reminds us that the size of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change is unprecedented in history. This demonstrates that millions of people are seeking to respond to the impulse to embody wholeness, organizing from the bottom up in every town, city, and culture on the planet; most importantly, these people are organizing some sort of intimate, private spiritual response.”
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