The conventional ultra-rational approach insists that life is all about no pain, no gain. If we’re not feeling pain, we’re not trying hard enough. Gain can only be achieved if we go beyond what feels good; sacrifices must be made. Based on millennia of programming, we have accepted that life is a slog. To think otherwise is apparently the domain of the ignorant and naïve. After all, all one needs to do is look at history to see what terrible creatures we are.
The turmoil in the world certainly gets a lot of airtime. What we have seen much less of, until very recently, is the good stuff. Another vision for humanity is now accessible in an unprecedented way via the Internet. Growing numbers of people are feeling the pull of information and experiences that summon something else from deep within. It’s the underdog, totally underestimated by those among us who dare not believe; because to actually allow ourselves to believe that things can be different is the greatest fear; because if we truly allow it in will we be betrayed… again?
And yet, here we are at a crossroads where the increasingly unbearable, old familiar is engaging with the promise of the undiscovered country. The more courage, compassion and non-judgment we can muster, the easier it will be to navigate the vortex of this shift we are in – together.