21st Century Crisis

Active Hope and Expanding the Sense of Self

Last time we looked at the transformation of pain into healing and how it reminds us that we need each other. One of the problems with pain is that it can make you withdraw into yourself. But this just makes the pain worse because now you feel isolated too, and that messes with your head… Continue reading Active Hope and Expanding the Sense of Self

21st Century Crisis

Active Hope and the Healing Power of Transforming Pain

Last time we looked at the benefits of gratitude, and if you’ve been practising you should be feeling warm and fuzzy by now. Which is a good thing because in this post we delve into the realm of pain. Nobody likes it. Everybody experiences it. So it’s about time we got to grips with it.… Continue reading Active Hope and the Healing Power of Transforming Pain

21st Century Crisis

Active Hope and the Benefits of Gratitude

Last time we looked at the spiral of transformation and how we can become more resilient during a crisis. It may be surprising, but this process always begins with gratitude. In fact, if the news and miscellaneous madness of the world is getting you down, this is one guaranteed way to cheer yourself up. Gratitude… Continue reading Active Hope and the Benefits of Gratitude

21st Century Crisis

Active Hope and the Spiral of Transformation

Last time we introduced the idea of Active Hope and the stories that shape our society. The old myths are failing and the new ones are still being shaped, so we find ourselves poised between worlds – lost, confused, and a little freaked out. It’s hard to keep up with the pace of change or… Continue reading Active Hope and the Spiral of Transformation

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…”