Economic fallout

“The great financial upheaval we’re experiencing is no momentary bout of bad luck, it’s the direct consequence of looking at the world as an economic engine that runs on money rather than a living organism nourished by natural and human resources. By learning that lesson, we’ll know everything we need to create a sound global economy that sustains everyone. The great financial upheaval we’re experiencing is no momentary bout of bad luck, it’s the direct consequence of looking at the world as an economic engine that runs on money rather than a living organism nourished by natural and human resources. By learning that lesson, we’ll know everything we need to create a sound global economy that sustains everyone. ”

Pretty amazing quote from Ode magazine last week. A great deal of the recent financial panic has been about fear, not grounded in fact. The thought of losing money is unbearable. What identity do I have without my possessions, without my bank account? If they take my money, they take my life.

Such is the result of centuries of willing subjection to the economic engine; of adoration for material luxury and distain for austerity. The norm is for us to give priority to financial welfare, to hedge all bets with money, to seek sufficient funds so that we’re protected from – well, anything. Enough money makes anything possible, right?

The transformation that’s called for by secular and sacred authorities at this time starts by obliterating this exclusive alignment with materialism. Then it continues with an understanding of this globe as a “living organism nourished by human and natural resources.” And then it trickles into the individual consciousness, where the idea of self grows from a relationship with soul rather than a bank account.

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1 comment so far

  1. girlwhocriedepiphany on

    What an amazing concept of the world, a “living organism nourished by human and natural resources” rather than and endless need to grow economies and amass more symbols of wealth. If only I can remember this statement when I start debating the insanity of trust in the infinity of capitalism and the wisdom the marketplace with my corporate executive family members!
    Thanks!


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