“Einstein was right. We cannot solve the problems of today out of the same level of consciousness that created them.
“Over these past years the crises facing the planet have intensified, but the economic and political structures that have served to address them since WWII are increasingly ineffective. Just when we need to be creative and imagine new policies and structures, we are locked into a growing polarization fueled by partisan politics. At a time when our thinking needs to be long term and interconnected we operate out of short term electoral politics and a 24/7 news cycle.
“What’s really needed is a new kind of consciousness that can hold greater complexity and paradox, one that sees and acts from our interconnectedness and understands that truth is shared among many different worldviews, a consciousness that works to move forward by creating synergy and generating new options for our shared future.
“Contemplative Power is within us. It is the divine indwelling to which we have access. It engages and emerges within each of us and all of us. It is our capacity to act and to be out of a space that invites us to see anew, to observe and interpret with new eyes and new ears to see what is our egoic self and what is our God-self. It is compassionate, and centered in our knowing that we are all one, that we are all connected. It is communal, willing to shape the next response attuned to what went before and moving it forward. It is believing that, as we let ourselves be in this deep space, things will realign in us and in the world.
“Exercising contemplative power invites us to act out of a new consciousness – a consciousness that’s sorely needed to imagine new ways to address the problems of our time.”
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