We must commit to our health. Recovering from Industrial Age brainwashing is like recovering from any major illness or injury and it requires a commitment to health. We must, at some point, make an active decision to relinquish the joys and privileges accorded to the emotional invalid. If we can embrace the changes in the world and learn to adapt to healthier, more natural lives we will be happy. This can be very threatening as a self-concept to people who are used to getting their needs met by being unhappy.
“I like the idea…but…I’m afraid” or “I can’t do anything because I have these crippling fears…” or maybe, “I’m afraid of what’s going to happen in the future and I don’t want to think about it”. These can all get us a lot of attention. We get more sympathy as afflicted adults than as functional ones who are prepared to take action.
Those of us more addicted to sympathy than creativity and action can feel threatened as we become more functional and we do a U-turn and scurry away, thus sabotaging ourselves as well as others.
Sometimes we’re just more comfortable being a victim of climate change rather than risk being seen to change and actually doing something about it. We then show indifference, “What does it matter anyhow, I can’t do much – the little bit I could do wouldn’t make much difference.
This lack of action and responsibility creates a deadly peril in our fight to stabilise climate change - the greatest danger of our times is the deadening of our response.
We can view climate change as an imminent disaster that we are powerless to change, or we can view it as the starting point of an amazing journey that strengthens us and transforms the human race.
Whatever situation we face, we can choose our response.
If you want a more personal and in-depth challenge that makes you question your level of consciousness and beliefs, join me on my 21 Day Conscious Living Challenge on the 21st of August.