Discovering More Humane Ways of Being
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. ~ Albert Einstein
If you turn on the news, the human species seems to be at a crisis point. Poverty, racism, political division, ecological destruction, social instability and other seemingly ‘unsolvable’ problems appear to be getting worse. And yet, when walking in a forest or looking up at the night sky, there is a sense that we live in a Universe of great balance, mystery, and beauty.
The wise among our species have repeatedly offered very simple solutions to humanity’s difficulties. Walt Whitman and Van Gogh were overwhelmed by the beauty that surrounds us and sought to share that in their poetry and paintings. The Dalai Lama has often said that we just need to prioritize peace, gratitude, love, and wisdom. That the human family’s problems are caused by closed hearts and minds and will be solved as more and more of us open them. Could it be that simple?