Modern day sages speak of the urgent need to create radical shifts in our culture that foster a more benevolent humanity and the healing of our Earth community. Some of their words follow:
We stand at a critical time in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise.
The Earth Charter Preamble
The Great Work
Even though we cannot see clearly how it’s going to turn out, we are still called to let the future into our imagination. We will never be able to build what we have not first cherished in our hearts.
Coming Back to Life
The leadership to create a world that works for all can and must come from the bottom up through the creative work and political activism of ordinary people.
The Great Turning
Nature and the Human Soul
I believe that we are now at the point in the U.S. where a movement is beginning to emerge. (The problem) is demanding that instead of just complaining and protesting about these things, we begin to look for and hope for another way of living. I think a movement is emerging and that hope is beginning to trump despair.
What’s right and good doesn’t come naturally. You have to stand up and fight for it- as if the cause depends on you, because it does. Allow yourself that conceit- to believe that the flame of democracy will never go out as long as there’s one candle in your hand.
Conscious evolution enables us to use our creative powers to guide our own lives and the evolution of the systems and the communities in which we live and work. It is a process by which individuals and groups, families, organizations, and societies can envision and create images of what should be and bring those images to life by design.
Barbara M. Hubbard