Posted by admin on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm
The following TED Talk with Jeremy Jackson says it all: “The thing we really need to fix is ourselves!”
As we look outside ourselves, hoping/waiting to find the ‘other’ who is responsible and who will ‘make it right’, we are left blind to our own contribution to the growing devastation that we see around us. No longer unable to close our eyes to the inevitable truth that relentlessly pursues our attention – with more and more evidence mounting from one day to the next – we are left standing at the precipice of our own exponential potential: will we or won’t we?
Nothing in our world changes until we do. Why is this so difficult for us to understand? Because we are so determinedly – and often brutally – taught not to see what we see, hear what we hear and know what we now. Today, the cost of that context for living has woven an inescapable web of our own increasingly rapid demise.
Jeremy Jackson speaks with the simplicity that comes from the wisdom of a ‘knowing’ that is deeper than his fear. His presentation is one that is offered, eyes open; and with the indifference that comes from having surrendered hope for the far more potent opportunity of awakened presence. And ultimately, it boils down to a simple choice. Will we or won’t we… change ourselves.
At this time in our history, we have nothing to lose by being willing to discover: How else might I choose to live my life, today? Perhaps in that question, we will become both willing and able to live meaningfully and live mindfully. Such are the choices that can make our voracious and often mindless consumption, obsolete.
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