We don't need to be saints
One of the main things I hope to convey in my book “Living in Flow” is a reason to be hopeful about the current human struggle. Looking at the world through the eyes of synchronicity has helped me see the panoply of diverse problems as an expression of something deep within ourselves that is trying to be worked through. The outer is an expression of the inner.
This makes me hopeful because I don’t think we all need to become saints, give up eating meat, or shower only every other day in order to make a real difference. Rather, by making deep changes in how we see the world and our own lives—by going for what we love and ceasing to be driven by our subtle fears—we can affect systemic change that builds a culture of resiliency and allows a physically and culturally sustainable future to emerge.
Going for what we love
Here is an excerpt from “Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World.”
“Underneath many of the problems facing us today lie personal choices—choices our ancestors have made to bring us here, and choices we make today. Bigger issues like traffic congestion, fossil fuel dependency, food distribution, and energy efficiency are related to smaller decisions, such as where we prefer to work or shop, which career path we aim for, and where we send our kids to school or go on vacation. Many of us are not only dissatisfied with the immense global problems we face but also with the quality of our own lives.
I see a way to address these global challenges by connecting their solutions to smaller choices we already want to make in our personal lives. If we go for what we love in life, we bring a creative energy that has the potential to solve problems. If we go for what we love in life, we are more likely to be authentic, which empowers us to speak out for what is right and build healthy relationships. When I say we, I mean each of us reading this book. We are the hearts and souls of major corporations, small businesses, educational institutions, and countless other organizations that have the potential to do even more good in the world than they already do. When we are authentic, we are more likely to contribute openly to the “shared pool of meaning” and make space for others to do so as well. When we are authentic, we create change within our organizations from the inside, and we can make a broad impact on the world.”
I believe the world will change for the better the more we are able to acknowledge and heal the messages inside ourselves that hold us back from being complete expressions of who we are.