Modern Civilization and Its People Without Spirit
Only beings with conscience will save the species.
“The world is at the most dangerous moment in human history,” says Noam Chomsky, a leading U.S. intellectual. His statement could not be more audacious. Today to the global climate crisis must be added the danger of a nuclear war, the disability of democratic mechanisms (the United States and Brazil, inhabited by more than 500 million, are governed by two insane beings elected by their own citizens) and Covid-19. The pandemic has not only turned the world upside down; it has also brought humanity completely to its knees.
Uncertainty, crisis, collapse: The (necessary) bardo into a new life
Tibetan Buddhism offers deep insight into the potentiality of the moment
Overnight, the daily life of the majority of the inhabitants of this beautiful Earth-home has vanished, leaving us in a kind of transitory reality between the old and known and the new unknown. After I asked someone how she was doing a couple of weeks ago, she replied: “Mmm, not very well. The most serious […]
"An opportunity to reconnect with our origins"
Indigenous leaders in Colombia reflect on silver lining of Covid-19
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, many Indigenous people have returned to their ancestral territories. These vulnerable communities are now isolating themselves in efforts to block the entrance of this highly infectious respiratory disease.
Lakota grandmothers fight man camps amid pandemic
Keystone XL Pipeline construction proceeds, bringing thousands of workers — and threat of Covid-19 — to reservation
The threat “causes eerie memories for us with the infected smallpox blankets that were distributed to tribes intentionally in the 1800s,” said Faith Spotted Eagle, a member of the Brave Heart Society and Yankton Sioux Tribe. “It is absolutely similar, whereby we lost thousands of people in our tribes along the Missouri River.”
A more beautiful world shimmers just beneath the surface, bobbing up whenever the systems that hold it underwater loosen their grip.
For years, normality has been stretched nearly to its breaking point, a rope pulled tighter and tighter, waiting for a nip of the black swan’s beak to snap it in two. Now that the rope has snapped, do we tie its ends back together, or shall we undo its dangling braids still further, to see what we might weave from them?
Covid-19 and a new New Deal
The coronavirus is opening doors and perceptions at unprecedented rates, making many things possible.
Once this global epidemic has calmed, the economy will be in a similar state as the 1930s with millions of workers out of their jobs. But this can be a blessing in disguise.
Breathing in the Time of Corona
Can we heed the warning, heal our collective grief and find our way back to equilibrium?
As I write, the church bells across the plaza are clanging a noisy celebration of the rising sun; another day has begun here in Mexico, with the same alegría, the same joy as any other dawn. It’s equinox, and I’m reflecting on equilibrium. That quality that allows us to hold fast onto the delight in […]
Learning From Corona
What Is Possible Through Fear Must Also Be Possible Through Trust
Thanks to the coronavirus, we as humanity are currently learning something very precious. We’re learning how powerful and efficient something incredibly tiny can be when it resonates with a latent field. This tiny thing, in this case, is a virus. The latent field is fear – an immense, collective fear of the future: an ingredient […]