This is a great piece about a return to the more self-sustaining lifestyle that has kept humanity alive for millions of years.

Daring to Live in Love!

 

The Great Turning – Joanna Macy | Center for Ecoliteracy.

The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilization.

The ecological and social crises we face are caused by an economic system dependent on accelerating growth. This self-destructing political economy sets its goals and measures its performance in terms of ever-increasing corporate profits—in other words by how fast materials can be extracted from Earth and turned into consumer products, weapons, and waste.

 

A revolution is under way because people are realizing that our needs can be met without destroying our world. We have the technical knowledge, the communication tools, and material resources to grow enough food, ensure clean air and water, and meet rational energy needs. Future generations, if there is a livable world for them, will look back at the epochal…

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  1. Eye-opening article that brings to the forefront the changes that need to be made in society’s way of thinking. References to spiritual awakening and the resurgence of wisdom traditions definitey “remind us again that our world is a sacred whole, worthy of adoration and service.”

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