We are living in an amazing time in the history of the human race. We live in a time of cultural breakdown and transition. The way in which we weave the web of our lives will contribute in one way or another to the shaping of a new age and a new world, being ushered into the present more rapidly than we suspect…As in every major transition, our time, our age, holds potential for massive breakdown and disintegration as well as for profound transformation, a forward leap into human consciousness and spiritual awakening. Of one thing we can be certain: the systems we have known in the past, the systems we have painstakingly created over the past centuries, are breaking down…How our future develops, indeed, how this new era of human history develops, depends in no small degree on choices made by human beings like ourselves.
May we not lose the moment.
What are the signs you see of this? Reflect on the truth that this is our time and we will have no other. Discuss the choices that have to be made. What are the possibilities for group action?
For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life … and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
We have the chance to reverse course to a better, healthier world.
In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.
We cannot re-write the chapters of history already past, but we can learn from them, evolve and adapt. The new normal may even be a better normal, certainly a different normal.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. We cannot change it without changing our thinking.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
We made the world we’re living in and we have to make it over.
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
We need to put our heads together collectively and devise a society that works in a different way: [one] that is prepared, that rethinks our relationship with climate, with our great cities, and rethinks this myth that we can grow infinitely in our numbers and in our economic systems until there’s only standing room and nothing but smog to breathe…We can build a different world, a better world, a world where our grandchildren can live better.