A Mini Series: 3. Being Young Today
What is the new story we are co-creating today?
When we sit in Circle together there is an image that comes to mind. It's an image of a blue lake underneath a dark sky covered in thick, black clouds. At the precise moment when all of a sudden there is a break in the clouds and the sun comes bursting through shining down onto the water, there is a feeling of elation, hope and possibility. This moment of break-through is the feeling I get when I sit in Circle. When we talk about what we want for the future, we are challenging the old story. With this, I think it is important to have empathy and compassion for this story – understand that it once served us and that it was created because there were needs. Now we want to meet those needs in a different way.
I see a world in our future where men and women are equal - equal to the point where there is no distinction between woman and man. As well, I’m excited to see the future embrace gift economy and to live in a world where people have an inherit sense of abundance. With this sense of abundance, confidence and stability will grow in ourselves, allowing us to move forward and do what we want to do. I think fear is what is stopping us from making the changes we want to see in the world. There is another image I have of the world where there are no borders and we are a global village. This includes really supporting, balancing, and encouraging diversity and unification in order to tackle issues of prejudice and discrimination which are based on economic, racial, and religious differences. There may not be a world without conflict or challenge, but I do envision a new way of working with our challenges. I can see us meeting each other with a much greater deal of openness, compassion, and understanding.
This includes taking into account the full story of each individual – which is, I believe, always beautiful.