MARCH 17, 2015: We live in a time of crisis. The environment, energy, health care, money, politics, education… none of our systems are working very well. More and more people understand that the way we are doing things is unsustainable.
Normal is falling apart. But endings are often also beginnings. What are these crises transitioning us into? Normal is falling apart. What might the new normal look like?
In this program, Charles Eisenstein described the deep, invisible stories that underlie the crisis of our time, and the new stories upon which we are already beginning to build a different kind of civilization. A new (and ancient) consciousness is emerging, but our institutions—money, medicine, government, and more—are still grounded in the old.
The group also explored how we can participate in a revolution in human beingness that includes a different relationship to Earth, a different experience of self, and a different conception of life purpose than what is considered “normal” today.
CHARLES EISENSTEIN is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. His background includes a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale, a decade in Taiwan as a translator, and stints as a college instructor, a yoga teacher, and a construction worker. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and four children.
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