Updated: May 1, 2021
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It is astonishing to see how this crisis is forcing us in a different way of living, a complete cessation of all what was. This downtime brings us a void and the time for reflection, which creates space for everything that is possible and desired. A time to reflect on what's important. What do we really want to do with our time here on Earth? In a few months many life lessons are learned, both on a personal and social level, as well as economically, politically, ...
"What if the darkness in the world right now, is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb?" Valarie Kaur
We see the existing structures, which can no longer survive, crumble: a world economy focused on profit solely, a political model designed to keep the power in power, a social structure focused on the individual and only to a limited extent on the community, an agricultural system depleting the earth, ...
The alternatives are already available and known. Thanks to this standstill, space is created for the alternatives to grow and take shape. I think of Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics, David Van Reybrouck's Against Elections, Rutger Bregman's Humankind: A Hopeful History, the techniques of regenerative farming and a vision for an ecotopia.
"Perhaps, after the technical euphoria of the past half century, our engineers can now let their conscience speak, and ask themselves whether" technically feasible "and" good for people "are two identical concepts." Ulrich Libbrecht
Which world do we wish to create? How can we evolve from a “sustainable” to a “regenerative” relationship with Mother Earth? Towards a world in which care is taken for everyone, including all plants, animals and rivers...
The contrast between fear and love is greater than ever these days. There is a huge surge of fear around the world and everyone can choose whether or not to tune into it. At the same time, we see transforming social actions, initiatives to connect and moving hopeful stories. Let us choose Love, every day. Let us create something beautiful out of this chaos.
“I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is - we were made for these times. ” Clarissa Pinkola Estés