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How to Create the More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

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A short film vividly captures the essential unhappy truth of the human condition, and what we can do to overcome it.

 

A video narrated by Charles Eisenstein, teacher, speaker, and author of several books including Sacred Economics, beautifully illustrates some of the ideas in his new book The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible that challenge us to look beyond the old story of separation, competition and self-interest to a new "Story of the People."

 

In it, Einsentein's insights unravel the myth of human separation, while helping us reconcile spiritual teachings with the way we relate to the world around us.   Eisenstein's narrative weaves together new scientific discoveries with evolving historical narratives, helping us see that there are natural limits to growth, and warning that "Everything we do to this world, we're doing on some level to ourselves."

 

The video was created and uploaded by Sustainable Man, a blog "dedicated to the sharing of experiences, stories, best practices and methods for achieving sustainability in both our personal lives and our communities."

 

 

 

Eisentstein discusses many of these ideas in greater depth in his TedxWhiteChapel talk.   He suggests that this new story will not be understood or accepted by everyone, especially when the old way of doing things seems to work for them.   But, he warns,  "The story of infinite growth is doomed, and as it falls apart people will be more open to something new."  Being in service to something larger than yourself, he says, is the key to entering this new state of thinking, which opens you up to synchronicity, giving you the opportunity to have a part in creating "the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible."