Each of us, individually, asks the question: What is my purpose? What is my meaning?
But today the thought struck me: What is this generation’s deep purpose?
So today’s burning question is:
What is life calling us, collectively, to be?
When I look back, I see that there are certain moments in history when a generation truly pulled together, creating a new pattern in the world…
What new pattern will our generation and those following us create?
Always, there is a chance that a great opportunity will be seized – or will be missed.
I don’t think we will miss our chance. But I do think we need to get cracking!
I’ve found some clues to our collective calling, in the language I hear swirling around me every day.
We still have no idea what these words and concepts really mean. But at least they are glinting in our collective consciousness!
Like Hansel and Gretel’s trail of breadcrumbs, whenever I hear these words I have hope that we will find our way out of this confusing forest, back home again…
people & relationships
(dis)connection & social justice
engagement & collaborative service
trauma & healing
story & storytelling
discovering & listening to new voices
fragility, transition, chaos on the one hand…
…restoration, integration, unity on the other
simplicity & sustainability
vision & transparency
string, thread, net, veil, web, fabric, tapestry…reality!