I saw a tweet recently that said something like “you know when someone says paradigm shift that it is going to be a long meeting”. No idea how long this blog will be – wanted to pull a few strands of thought together.
The thoughts were prompted by a friend of mine pointing me in the direction of a great on-line essay by Charles Eisenstein – called 2013: The Space between Stories. It really cleverly describes something I’ve experienced both as a ‘citizen’ and also in my ‘work’. I highly recommend that readers follow the link above now to get a sense of Eisenstein’s essay that starts:
Every culture has a Story of the People to give meaning to the world. Part conscious and part unconscious, it consists of a matrix of agreements, narratives, and symbols that tell us why we are here, where we are headed, what is important, and even what is real. I think we are entering a new phase in the dissolution of our Story of the People, and therefore, with some lag time, of the edifice of civilization built on top of it.
In fact if you’ve only got a few minutes, read that blog not this one!