We are living in strange times, and perhaps we're living through one of history's major milestones in the evolution of humanity.
There are many signs that individuals and communities are seeking a better tomorrow rather than a 'back to normal' as we come through the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We have a chance to do something extraordinary. As we head out of this pandemic we can change the world. Create a world of love. A world where we are kind to each other.” [Johnny Corn]
There is talk among some inspirational leaders of moving to a four-day week, of Universal Basic Income, of sharing resources, online schooling, and of restarting economies with an emphasis on green/renewable technology, talk of creating something NEW.
There are also forces that work against an evolution toward a higher humanity; Conservatism, Institutional Religion, Tradition and the Patriarchal White Macho-boys who hold onto power based on an 'old order' born out of fear.
Raja and the team at IGWR-Nepal are already paving a new way forward, a vision of tomorrow that is based on Giving, Sharing and realising that we are all part of one Divine whole, rather than individuals in competition one with another.
I'm always amazed and delighted by the difference that we each can make in the lives of others, especially those others who do not have the opportunities we have.
And, much of my delight comes from realising that it is in the act of 'giving' that we become more fully human, for giving is the very activity of love, and love is the force that is behind the whole of creation.
Maybe, we each have the capacity to be world leaders, changing our lives from the 'normal' to that which more fully reflects the very best of humanity.
"“A world where we are kind no matter what class, race, sexual orientation, what religion or lack of or what job we have. A world we don't judge those at the food bank because that may be us if things were just slightly different. Let love and kindness be our roadmap.” [Johnny Corn]