We live in times where everything seems to be a means to an end. Where nothing is sacred and everything is disposable - the living world, natural resources, even human beings. But deep inside, we yearn to reconnect with our built-in sense of awe. Everything is precious, everything is a miracle. Our children, our neighbors, the food we eat, the woods we walk in, the fish and reefs in the deepest sea. When we reconnect with this, we’ve turned corners on the old story that created the mess we are in.
Imagination beats cynicism
We live in cynical times where dreaming big is often ridiculed. Our sights are narrowed by relentless advertising that tells us that the most we can aspire to in this life is: buy some stuff. The antidote to cynicism is imagination. If we know where to look, we see millions of people who are imagining a better future, and then creating it. Creating a better future is possible, it’s already happening – we just need to know where to look.