Articles about Vision
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Regenerative Economies for a Regenerative Civilization
There is nothing more difficult to plan, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the creator has the enmity of all who would profit by the...
Seeing Wetiko: on Capitalism, Mind Viruses, and Antidotes for a World in Transition
What if we told you that humanity is being driven to the brink of extinction by an illness? That all the poverty, the climate devastation, the perpetual war, and consumption...
Five Dangerous Thoughts about Capitalism
Our system of modern capitalism is just one story; it is not the only one there is. It’s not inherent within us. It isn’t some inevitable expression of predefined Human Nature...
Can Love Stories Change the World?
Sharing tales of love is good for our souls, and allows us to be vulnerable with each other, writes Matt Hopwood. In his life changing journey of emotional exploration, he...
The Wisdom Within: Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine
There is an ancient South American prophecy called the Eagle and the Condor. “Deep in the mists of history, human societies decided to take two routes and become two...
What Do You Think About When You Hear People Say That 'We're All One'?
Sometimes I feel this in my body and it's hard to describe. And I say 'we are all one' as a verbal way to describe the feeling. Other times it is an intellectual idea which I...
How a 'New World' Would Look to One of the Most Famous Pagans Alive
A new book by Starhawk explores the task of healing society.
90 Inspiring and Visionary Films That Will Change How You See the World in Profound Ways
The world today is in crisis. Everybody knows that. But what is driving this crisis? It's a story, a story that is destroying the world. It's a story about our relationship to...
The Warriors of the Rainbow Prophecy
Are the ancient stories of the Native Americans coming true?
The Revolution Is Love - An Excerpt from Charles Eisenstein's Next Book
I'd like to share an excerpt of the book I'm working on. It is from the beginning... (It is a first draft so be gentle!)
How to Be an Anticapitalist Today
Anticapitalism isn’t simply a moral stance against injustice — it’s about building an alternative.
Thich Nhat Hanh On Seeing Ourselves In All Beings and All Beings In Us
An excerpt from his book "No Death, No Fear."
10 Things to Know About Nonviolent Struggle
“There is a place between passivity and violence. I’ll meet you there.” – Rivera Sun Nonviolent struggle is on the rise globally. Neither passive, nor inaction, this...
A New Ideal: Why We Need to Reject Being "Realistic" About the Status Quo and Be Idealists
One of the most important passages in my book Engines of Domination, pages 260-262
The Whole World Needs Healing
Why does our empathy seem to have limits? Why can't we extend our compassion to the whole world?
A Force in Our Culture Is Driving the World Towards Homogenization on Every Level. We Must Resist.
A long, long time ago, an idea was born. It was the concept of Right and Wrong. Right and Wrong have been with us for so long it's hard to imagine life without this conceptual...
Who Was Born, and Who Is Going to Die?
During our spiritual Journey through the world of shapes and forms, we are often under the effect of our daily disappointments, as our “sandcastles come tumbling down,” and we...
The True Revolution of Our Time Is the Revolution of Consciousness
If we take a look at the events of our world, we will easily realize that we live in revolutionary times. The revolution of our days is, however, entirely different from any...
Do You Yearn for a World of Love and Justice? So Do We.
And we're going to create that world together.
Healing Our Collective Trauma: The Key to Creating a Society Based on Trust Rather Than Fear
Behind the crisis of our time hides the core crisis of human relationships.
The Ecosexual Awakening
From the anthology Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love I hesitate to start an essay with definitions as if I could compel you with force of logic to accept...
A Woman Who Makes This Statement Today Needs Revolutionary Courage
I want to live in a community with men and women, with children, animals and plants so that I am not continually forced to hide my actual being from the others. Perception and...
What We Can Learn From Forgotten History
This unexpected alliance between slaves and natives is a great model for social change
Compassion, the Antidote
Thich Nhat Hanh has published nearly 100 books and is one of the best-known teachers of Zen Buddhism in the world today. In the early 1960s his practice of what he termed...
11 of the Best Astronomy Photographs to Inspire Awe and Wonder
The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is an annual celebration of the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos by astrophotographers worldwide...
The Leap Manifesto: A Call for Caring for the Earth and One Another
'This is our sacred duty to those this country harmed in the past, to those suffering needlessly in the present and to all who have a right to a bright and safe future.'
Where Is Our Jeremy Corbyn?
The politics of Jeremy Corbyn, elected by a landslide Saturday to lead Britain’s Labour Party after its defeat at the polls last May, are part of the global revolt against...
Opportunity in Collapse: Radical Horizons of the Post-Apocalyptic
What will happen when the state collapses? Will society descend into lawlessness, or can we seize the opportunity to let our human potential flourish?
Building a System Better than Capitalism
Is imagining a better economic/political system a necessary step in making it happen? To answer this important question it is helpful to consider its antithesis: Is it...
The Future Candidate
Politics, they say, is the art of compromise. Candidates, in order to succeed, have to soften their views. Candidates have to make their views more palatable to the general...
Buen Vivir: A New Era of Great Social Change
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller Our...
Falling in Love with the Earth: The Revolution That The World Needs Starts From Within
This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call Earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the Earth within every cell of our body.
Pope's Climate Letter Is a Radical Attack on the Logic of the Market
What makes Pope Francis and his 183-page encyclical so radical isn’t just his call to urgently tackle climate change. It’s the fact he openly and unashamedly goes against...
The 4 Vows of the Bodhi-Activist: Why We Need a Bit of Profound Nonsense in Rational Times
If it makes sense to feel hopeless about the future, maybe what we need right now is some 'profound nonsense.'
Keep Calm and Stay Revolutionary
Revolution is what sets our movement apart from establishment candidates such as Clinton.
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World
A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
Our Addiction to Control Is Enslaving Us
Is there a belief about the Universe or about ourselves that causes all of the conflict in the world?
11 Things I'd Like to Tell My Younger Self
This is a letter to my younger self - both the inner cynic and the idealist that secretly believes a more beautiful world is possible.
4 Inspirational Transition Stories for Becoming a Global Eco-Civilization
The most difficult challenge facing humanity is not devising solutions to the energy crisis or climate crisis or population crisis; rather, it is bringing stories or narratives...
Who Am I?
Go right now and check out John Nelson’s animations and have an epiphany . . . feel, maybe for the first time in your life, viscerally and emotionally connected to the pulse of...
9 Examples of Indigenous Sense in a Nonsensical Time
Sometimes it seems like we live in nonsensical times. Do you ever wonder what happened to good old common sense? Indigenous voices from around the world who are fighting for...
Why Schools Need to Teach and Practice Humanity
Schools need to play a major role in developing and creating better humans than merely producing students. We need to question the norm of “Getting excellent results Vs. Being...
We Are Bernie Sanders
If Bernie Sanders becomes the next President of the United States, it will be more than an upset. It will be an American Revolution. Bernie Sanders can’t win the election...
The Woman Who Chose to Plant Corn
Not long ago, a Diné (Navajo) friend of mine, Lyla June Johnston, sent me a one-line email: “I am not going to Harvard… I am going to plant corn.” Her statement signals a...
Ecocide: The Psychology of Environmental Destruction
Recent scientific reports about climate change make grim reading. A paper published in The Economic Journal by the respected UK economist Lord Stern states that the models...
The Problem With Society Isn't Greed. Greed Is a Symptom of a Deep Need Going Unfulfilled
A lot of people reacted to my comment on Facebook the other day that greed is more a symptom than a cause of our current system, with all its inequities. I’m asked, What is the...
The Craigslist Property Ad That Got More Than A Million Views in a Couple of Days
Hello, I am selling unconditional love for $0.  Infinite square feet lot. Includes refreshing air, sunshine, the Earth, beautiful mountains and the ocean. A stunning 'classic'...
Revolution without Upheaval: A Manual Of Change
When we talk about saving the world, what world are we talking about? Not the globe itself, obviously. But also not the biological world—the world of life. The world of life...
The Culture of Maximum Harm
This is an excerpt from Beyond Civilization, pages 109-118. Read more here or you can check your local bookstore to buy a print copy. People have lived many different ways on...
A Love That's Louder than Rage: The Beautiful Revolution
At first I thought… The most powerful thing that you can do for your people, your future, your land, your air, your water is to fight and die for what you believe in. But it’s...