"Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question." -- e.e.cummings
I've shared this video and made reference to it on countless occasions. I've no ‘power’ to command you to do anything, but, if you have time, I implore you to watch Mac's talk. It may sound a wild exaggeration, but it may just change your life.
In a nutshell, Mac's talk articulates my fundamental and innate belief that all of us, and not just so-called leaders, owe it to ourselves to both develop our inner self -- living according to the undivided life -- but also to ensure that our actions cause no harm to the planet, and every living thing.
The problem as they say is always the problem, namely we spend so little time on either that, in the end, we lose our sense of purpose beyond making a living according to the same rituals and beliefs as our parents and theirs. It might sound churlish, but it boils down to the immortal lines of Oliver Twist, "Please Sir, can I have some more?" In other words, we carry on expecting more of everything -- food, water, money, success, fame, prestige and material wealth -- but know in our hearts that something's wrong. (Ask yourself, if you don't live life according to the Twin Trail, how else should you live?)
Before you start another day, ask yourself a few questions:
1. Who am I?
2. Why am I here?
3. What's my purpose?
4. What do I love?
5. What are my greatest gifts?
6. How do I responsibly share those?
7. How do I live according to the ethos of the Twin Trail?
To even come close to answering these questions, you may find that you have to change the story of old -- the industrial paradigm narrative. Absent that it's very hard to conceive of a world where we're not all compelled to conform, live a divided life and continue to take what nature gives (for now) without accepting the dire consequences.
Of course, you may just say, "To hell with it; I'm happy with my lot", and that's fine but do you honestly expect, along with millions and millions of others, to have a planet left if your generation and those that follow continue to insist on more...of the same?