In light of yet another mass shooting in Las Vegas and the tragically inadequate response to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, I’m asking again these questions from my video clip, “Cataclysm: Hope in Breakdown (below).”
Can we, with conscious self-awareness and wisdom, help certain things fall apart on purpose? Can we break down the aspects of our lives that harm ourselves, each other, and the planet as a whole?
Individually, culturally, politically, religiously, we have to ask fierce questions and take brave actions to intentionally dismantle whatever does not serve life as a whole. Then from those surrendered, raw materials we can begin to make new interdependent, life-enhancing patterns and paths for the future. That kind of transformation will take time, dedication, healing, wisdom, and imagination.