Being Thankful in the Consciousness Revolution

Being Thankful in the Consciousness Revolution

by John Perkins
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Difficult times offer opps for shifting our fear to courage, doubts to hope & anger to commitment #susty @CSRwire

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 12:30pm


“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”– Henry Ford

Most revolutions involve chaos, confusion, even pain and violence. Those on the side of positive change must push back against the powerful opposition, those who benefit from the status quo and who exploit others for their gain. If we are committed to peace, prosperity, and a sustainable future for our children, this kind of turmoil can seem counterintuitive. How can chaos and conflict lead to peace, harmony, and justice?

When our world is in upheaval it can cause us to question what we know, what we believe, and what we desire. It shifts our perspectives and our priorities and is sometimes the only catalyst towards change. Difficult times, whether they are difficult on a personal level, on an organizational, national, or on a global level, offer opportunities for shifting our fear to courage, our doubts to hope, and our anger to commitment. Instead of responding to the negativity that infests the media with fear, we can respond with the thankfulness that we have the opportunity to create something much better.

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John Perkins’s latest book, Hoodwinked, is a blueprint for a new form of global economics. The solutions are not “return to normal” ones. Instead, John challenges us to soar to new heights, away from predatory capitalism and into an era more transformative than the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. Hoodwinked details specific steps each of us can take to create a sustainable, just, and peaceful world.