Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy Hot
March 08, 2012 312 0Add
The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.
Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy 2012-04-10 00:26:43 NCreviewer
“Books about social and ecological change too often leave out a vital component: how do we change ourselves so that we are strong enough to fully contribute to this great shift? Active Hope fills this gap beautifully, guiding readers on a journey of gratitude, grief, interconnection, and, ultimately, transformation.”
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Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy 2012-10-12 17:47:52 KJ Stanton
Despite the fact that information about the ecological and economic challenges our planet is facing is widely available, there seems to be relatively little action taking place to change things. The authors of this book suggest that this lack of action stems from the fact that most of us have embraced one of two stories about the situation: the “Business As Usual” story that says the threats are exaggerated and we should continue as we have been, or the “The Great Unraveling” story that says that it is too late for action to have any positive effect. Some of us even waffle between the two stories on a regular basis as we become overwhelmed with information, disinformation, and the magnitude of the problem.