21st Century Crisis

Active Hope and the Spiritual Revolution: Stories of Our Time

It might not feel like it, but we’re a lucky bunch. We’re living at a time of great upheaval and confusion when everything we’ve known is crumbling under our feet. Why is this lucky? Because we’re the ones who get to decide how things turn out. It’s the choices we make today that will determine… Continue reading Active Hope and the Spiritual Revolution: Stories of Our Time

21st Century Crisis · Buddhism

A Prophecy for Our Time: Shambhala Warrior Prophecy

This prophecy is about the rise of the Bodhisattva, or Spiritual Warrior – a person of great courage who fights with compassion and insight. All of us are potential spiritual warriors. Joanna Macy tells the tale beautifully in this inspiring video and shows what it takes to be a Bodhisattva today…

“There comes a time when all life on earth is in danger. At that time, great powers have arisen – barbarian powers. And although they waste their wealth in preparation to annihilate each other, they have much in common…”

 

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Hold Your Own – Kate Tempest – a bodhisattva in action

I don’t know if Kate Tempest would describe herself as a bodhisattva, but to me she’s the perfect embodiment of what that would look like in the form of a performance poet. Here she is at Glastonbury in 2015, more than holding her own (full set here): “Know the wolves that hunt you, in time,… Continue reading Hold Your Own – Kate Tempest – a bodhisattva in action

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Brexit Identity Crisis: or How to Be British

To be British is to be confused about who you are, or at least conflicted. But maybe that’s just me. I grew up listening to my Irish father bemoan the British, who were, as far as he was concerned, a bunch of troglodytes. I suspect he was only partially joking. As an immigrant, he grew… Continue reading Brexit Identity Crisis: or How to Be British

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BREXIT: the beginning of the end or the start of something better?

I wasn’t going to write about Brexit but my country is tearing itself apart and I can’t look away. We’ve strapped ourselves into a rollercoaster that’s coming off the rails. It probably won’t end well – at least, not for the poor. But then, it never ends well for the poor. Over the last week… Continue reading BREXIT: the beginning of the end or the start of something better?

21st Century Crisis · Book Reviews

21st Century Crisis Bookshelf

A selection of recommended books to help navigate the 21st Century Crisis as we transition to a new way of life. Includes sustainability, climate change, peak oil, the challenges of civilisation, and how we can adapt to a changing world. These are some of the books I’ve found particularly helpful or inspiring. There are longer reviews… Continue reading 21st Century Crisis Bookshelf