"Efficient management without effective leadership is like straightening the deck chairs on the Titanic." Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Nobody likes to think that they are on the Titanic. The inconvenient truth is that we have finally crashed into the icebergs of climate change, unsustainable energy practices and financial mismanagement. Today, some of us are in life boats while others are just barely keeping our heads above the water. Our past leadership did not steer us away from the danger and it is now up to our current leadership to bring as many as possible safely to shore.
It is tempting to blame Bush and to expect Obama to save us. But who was leading us before and who is leading us now? The best place to look for the answer to this question is in the mirror. Yes, we are the ones who guzzled gas, built and bought and speculated. Now it is up to us to repair the damage and find ways to live sustainably.
Today, there are 6.76 billion human beings on this earth, by the year 2050, it is projected that there will be 9 billion. Can all these people be fed, housed and given necessary basic services like healthcare and retirement support? Scientists tell us that our species is crowding out all others. We are destroying our habitat. How can we reverse this course?
The answer cannot be to go back to what we have been doing. That is what created "The Mess". Our "Breaker" society is built on selfishness. We have acted as though the Earth is our personal property - we have believed we can control everything for our benefit and personal gain. The only answer is to change our culture, our social structure, our way of doing business, our way of life. Everything. Learn more about becoming a "Mender" in Creating a World that Works for All, by Sharif Abdullah.
Let's begin by keeping what is working, what makes us happy and whole. One of the many gifts of this time of re-evaluation is realizing what is really important to us. The spiritual laws of the universe support us as we appreciate what we have (The Law of Gratitude) and resonate with and envision what we want to create (The Law of Attraction). Begin to attract abundance, peace and joy. Do it today - now is when you create your future.
Blessings and light,
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