Foundations 1: Seeing the Generative Story of Our Time
The first of four short offerings, more wisdom practice than podcast: life-giving, hope-generating words, ideas and practices that can literally shape your experience of reality — and shape what can become possible.
At this juncture in the life of the world, we are all stretching. We are finding the ground shifting beneath our feet, whoever we are. Think of these as tethering foundations towards walking our way into our callings in this world of so much pain — and so much promise.
We are fluent in the story of our time marked by catastrophe and dysfunction. That is real — but it’s not the whole story of us. There is also an ordinary and abundant unfolding of dignity and care and generosity, of social creativity and evolution and breakthrough. How to make that more vibrant, more visible, and more defining?
"We are strange creatures and this is one of our strangest qualities: that we don’t know how to tell this story of us. We don’t know how to take this reality as seriously as we take rupture and what goes wrong."
Experience the whole collection of four Foundations for Being Alive Now on the On Being Project website.
I read the title of this & wondered what it meant. Now I read it as, Seeing the *Generative* story of our time. I understand it with focus on generative. It was helpful to hear that focus on trouble & scariness is a natural function of problem solving. Makes me feel better about it, & I can go about practicing taking in the Good.