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How Charles Eisenstein’s epiphany became the mantra of the zeitgeist of our times

on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 08:14

As of today, the “more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible” has been reverberating on 224,000 webpages, in countless millions of email messages and, in its “a more beautiful…” and other variations, on 337,000,000 webpages!

Why? I believe it has to do with Anna’s first question in the bed this early morning, when the rising Sun signaled our body to start shifting from the night dreams to the dream of the day. She asked: Are you hopeful?

I said, yes, always… well, not always, but always in the morning. Then I added, although it’s not really about hope but knowingness. Hope tells me, everything will be alright. Knowingness tells me, everything is alright.

It’s like experiencing the daunting challenges of the present as memories of a future, in which we understand that we had to go through them for our collective benefit: for growing the qualities that a slowly maturing humankind needs for steering its path to the stage of its evolution, where the well-being of all became the goal of the Whole, and vice versa.

If the hundreds of millions touched by the “our hearts tell us is possible” mantra, would have taken it to heart and acted on it, then we would already live in a different world. Why is that not happening? Why is it touching so many, yet mobilizing rather few? Because we all receive it according to the breadth of our worldviews that decide its impact.

Eisenstein's words speak to all because they are an expression of our hope for not going down in history as an aborted evolutionary experiment. They come from the soul of the artist, as the expression of a deeply held conviction, a no-kidding truth grounded on his inner experience of the more beautiful world.

But where they land depends on our own inner world, where we may live with the hope for or with the direct experience of that world, inside. The latter is like the experience of a pregnant woman carrying the embryo. She is not hopeful about the future. She knows it intimately because it is inside her. Can we hold Eisenstein’s mantra in that way? Can we start caring about it that much as she does?