3 New Ways The World Is Changing
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Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality and the real world.
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The best minds of our time are telling us, that we’re living what they’re calling a time of extremes.
Now, when we hear that, sometimes people think it’s about bad things. But it’s not all about only bad things or even only good things, for that matter. But what they’re telling us is that we’re living in a time of big change. Big things are changing in the world.
And because we can no longer separate the world out there from our inner world, our inner lives, and the lives in our living room with our families and our communities and our office and the classroom, we can’t really draw that line anymore as we may have tried to do in the past.
What it means is that big changes in the world mean big changes in our lives.
So I think it’s honest and fair to begin the program with facts. And it is a fact, our world is changing. I think anyone listening to this probably is very aware of that fact that our world is changing in ways that we have never seen.
Our lives are changing in ways that we’re simply not used to. And what this means is we don’t have any really good blueprints, no guidebooks, to help us navigate the kinds of changes that we’re seeing now, that our parents never saw in their lifetimes or their parents didn’t see in theirs.
And when we talk about these changes, as a scientist I’m fascinated by the big change in the world, and then I like to let that go and find out where every moment of my life fits into that change and how those changes are actually influencing my life. And that’s why I think this is important. So our lives are changing in ways that we’re not used to, and I think it’s fair to say, for most of us it’s happening faster even than we’ve been prepared to accept.
This is my 30th-year anniversary as a writer of this kind of information. In these 30 years, I’ve been really blessed to meet some of the most amazing and influential people in the world today. I’ve met presidents. I have met political leaders, religious leaders, spiritual leaders,
social architects, indigenous leaders from all over the world, and every one of those leaders that I’ve met over the last 30 years, is interesting to me because they knew, they told us in the language of their time, that we could expect big change in our lifetimes, in the time that we’re actually living right now.
So we’re not talking about just surviving a time of change. We’re talking about becoming better people and creating a better world, learning to thrive in the presence of the change and transcend the challenges and the crises that the change may bring to our lives. So they all knew it was coming. And every one of them were absolutely blown away by how quickly this change has arrived and how quickly it’s sweeping the Earth. Even the ones that knew it was coming are just amazed at how fast our world and our lives are changing.
Our time of extremes is being driven by the convergence of natural cycles that cover such vast expanses of time that no one in a single generation remembers the last time these things happened. So when it happens to us it looks like something’s wrong, something’s broken, when in fact we’re actually living just a rare and precious opportunity, a rare opportunity to experience the change, and it’s because of the change that we have the opportunity to reevaluate the way we’ve lived our lives personally, collectively, the decisions, the choices we may have made in the past as we move forward in new and healthy ways.
So there are three cycles that are converging now.
1. A cycle of climate change
As a degreed geologist, I can tell you that the climate changes that we’re seeing now are with us for our lifetimes and probably for our children’s lifetimes. And I just want to clarify. I think it’s really good to stop burning fossil fuels, to go green, clean, sustainable, and I think we’re certainly on a path to doing that. And I think it’s also important to be honest with ourselves as we do that to know that we’re not going to change the climate cycles we’re seeing now and push them back to where they were 10 or 15 years ago. So, and it’s important to become resilient to these cycles, we’ve got to be honest with what they’re saying to us.
2. An economic cycle
Sometimes that means money but there are many economies in the world that work really well and there’s no money involved. It’s about us. It’s about people. And people exchanging the vital resources that they need to maintain their lives and their way of life day-in and day-out. So we are living a cyclic shift in economics.
As a student of cycles, what I can tell you is that right now, we’re living in a time where conflict, the vulnerability and the susceptibility that we find ourselves in when it comes to conflict, is on the rise for the next few years. It doesn’t mean that we must have
war, and I want to clarify that. It means that the conditions for conflict, the conditions for war, are ripe.
And when you put these three cycles together—climate, economics, and conflict—and you begin to see this from the perspective of cycles and the big picture, I see audience’s faces all the time when I do this in a live presentation,
they say, “Oh, my...
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