Following my short review of Active Hope by Joanna Macy, I wanted to take a closer look at The Great Turning and the important changes we are living through now. This is Part 1 of a series I’ll be writing as I work through the book. We start with stories… Civilisation as we know it… Continue reading Spiritual Revolution: The Story of Our Time
Watching the news these days can be a shattering experience. Daily we are shaken by the images of broken bodies and desperation playing out in Gaza, Iraq, and around the world. It can leave us feeling helpless. What can we do? Is making a donation really enough? We are privileged to live in relative safety… Continue reading Responding to Crisis: the Spiral of Transformation
If the news and miscellaneous madness of the world is getting you down, there’s one guaranteed way to cheer yourself up: Gratitude. In fact, gratitude could be seen as a kind of elixir of life. Do you want to be healthier? Practice gratitude. Want to reduce stress, boost your memory and improve your relationships? Practice… Continue reading Living in Gratitude
I’m sure you’ve all done it: you feel terrible, like a zombie in training, and you run into a friend who asks how you are. ‘Fine!’ you reply, grinning like your brain has been removed and secretly wishing you really were a zombie because then maybe people would leave you alone and stop asking how… Continue reading What ails thee? Transforming Pain
“It is a remarkable fact that a life lived entirely from the ego is dull not only for the person himself but for all concerned.” – Carl Jung When the scale of the environmental crisis we’re facing seems overwhelming, it can be helpful to remember we don’t always see things the way they actually are.… Continue reading Self and World: Who are you?
The world is power mad. The game to get and keep power drives history, ruins lives and despoils the land. It’s easy to feel powerless when we look at world events and wonder: what can one person do to change things? We need a new way of looking at power and a new way to… Continue reading Transcending Conflict: A New Kind of Power
Do you feel lonely? If the internet is to be believed, we’re currently suffering an epidemic of loneliness. Many are keen to blame social networking, but it might not be that simple. A recent survey by Relate in the UK found that a significant minority of people had no close friends and rarely felt loved.… Continue reading Team Spirit: The Power of Community