William Murtha has just come out with a new book, 100 Words: Two Hundred Visionaries Share Their Hope for the Future. The book has plenty of visionaries and my words as well…
At the time, I was reflecting on Teilhard de Chardin’s prophetic writings about the nature of the noosphere and how the very nature of our suffering as well as the global threats to our planet would usher in a new form of consciousness.
Here are my 120 words:
If I were to look into the future, I’d see the living envelope of life, our biosphere, becoming more fragile. As I scanned further, I would also note something else, an energy force surrounding the biosphere, crackling with spiritual energy. In small groups and through millions of networks, I would observe healing actions that signified our collective potential. Looking further, I would see a circle of humanity creating a future that honored our interconnectedness. These first millions would be heralds of a new consciousness. They would grasp the co creative power of solving problems together. Rather than fearing the loss of their individuality, they would form associations that respected human differences and each others’ talents. This would be collective wisdom.