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When a theme shows up repeatedly from multiple directions, I usually pay attention. This is happening for me right now with the message about the importance of creating and sharing powerful stories that speak to the possibility of a major transformation of the human presence on this planet.
A core challenge in catalyzing systemic transformation is presenting the possibility (and, I believe the current reality) of that shift in ways that people can easily grasp and become inspired by. I had a recent conversation with a Lakota leader who lamented that his people did not currently have a vision or a national goal. This from a carrier of a wisdom tradition that is seven thousand years old! The powerful "new" story meme that is showing up all around me talks of weaving such ancient wisdom together with our new understandings of humanity's role on the planet and in the cosmos.
Here are some places where this theme has been showing up for me recently...
And of course, the stories we tell ourselves featured prominently in this past Monday's Vital Conversation on "Ownership." What are the stories you find most inspiring and compelling?