Redefining the Good Life

EP 10: Why it's high time to dispel "the myth of progress"

November 12, 2020 Episode 10
Redefining the Good Life
EP 10: Why it's high time to dispel "the myth of progress"
Show Notes

We humans are storytellers above all else. This is probably the biggest thing that distinguishes us from other species. 

But this superpower of ours can be both a blessing and a curse. 

The collective story we’re currently living in as humanity may very well be our last one… if we don’t change course soon. 

In life coaching, we talk about the importance of talking about your past and telling your story in a way that empowers you and allows you to create your future in an intentional way. 

And I believe the same is true for humanity as a whole. 

The story we've been telling since the dawn of civilization is one that is based on SEPARATION: separating us from nature, from ourselves and from each other. 

By positioning us as separate from and superior to the natural world, and insisting on the myth of constant progress, it allows us to wreak incredible havoc on the earth, causing the sixth mass extinction, and ourselves, making us sicker and unhappier than ever before too. 

But there IS another way to tell the story. 

What if we recognized the current narrative of separation as just one plot line that got out of control but that that's all that it is — only one plot line in a huge tome? 

Because when you think about it, we humans have lived on this planet for millions of years in harmony with the natural world and formed communities in a way that naturally met an individual's essential needs: that of being connected to oneself, to each other, to nature and something bigger than ourselves. 

We KNOW how to do it right. It is part of who we are. 

Today it is more urgent than ever to make place for this bigger, older, truer story if we want to build a resilient future for ourselves and the entire web of life on this earth.  

Tune into this thought-provoking episode like your life depended on it — because it just might!


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