I just listened to a great interview of Hunter Lovins on the new Unreasonable Network. She made an excellent point that we can scare ourselves thinking about the environmental problems or we can devote ourselves to solving them. When enough people and companies have their focus on solving these problems, then we can move to sustainable living.
The wisdom of her talk is twofold for me. Creative and entrepreneurial people can put their focus on solutions. The world needs our great ideas and help. The more people that align with helping the environment in their day jobs, companies, daily routines, purchases and lifestyles, the better chance we have of making the global shift needed to protect our home, planet earth.
Maybe it’s time to quick distracting ourselves with consumerism. We need massive, focused effort on solving the world’s great challenges like feeding everyone, providing housing, clean energy generation, education and access to clean water. Let’s take up the environmental flag and rise united to face the great challenges of our time. Together, we can turn this into an opportunity to create better ways of living that benefit both people and the planet.
I believe these challenges are related to our spiritual journeys. We must transform ourselves, personally and collectively. It’s time to move from the “age of ego”, consumerism and personal gain into a grand new “age of heart” where quality of life and benefit to all are the main motivations. Let’s rise up and shine our lights into means for creative, sustainable living.
Maybe we could call it the environmental evolution or the oneness evolution. What names do you like? How do you think we can rally more people together for this great opportunity?
Will you join me in serving a higher purpose to help the planet?