“Life is pretty bleak at the top too. All of the baubles of the rich they’re kind of this phony compensation for the loss of what is really important. The loss of community, the loss of connection, the lost of intimacy, the loss of meaning. Everybody wants to live a life of meaning….
..It’s really hard to create community if the underlying knowledge is we don’t need each other. So people kind of get together, and they fraternize, or maybe they consume together. But joint consumption doesn’t create intimacy–only joint creativity and gifts create intimacy and connection. You have just gifts that are important…
…We all have a necessary and important gift to give and for a long time our minds have told us that maybe we’re imagining things, that it’s crazy to live according to what you want to give. But as more and more people wake up to the truth–that we are here to give and wake up to that desire. The more reinforcement we have from people around us that this isn’t crazy–this makes sense. This is how to live, and as we get that reinforcement then our minds and our logic no longer have to fight against the logic of the heart, which wants us to be of service. This shift of consciousness that inspires such things is universal in everybody, %99 and %1, and it’s awakening in different people in different ways….
…Love is the felt experience of connection to another being… love is the expansion of the self to include the other, and that’s a different kind of revolution. There’s no one to fight; there’s no evil to fight. There’s no other in this revolution. Everybody has a unique calling and it’s really time to listen to that. That’s what the future is going to be. It’s time to get ready for it and contribute and make it happen.”
-Charles Eisenstein, Author and Activist.