“If we don’t change our direction, we’ll end up where we’re headed.” — Ancient Chinese Proverb
This year it’s our turn. Come think with me for an hour. This is important.
In Our Culture on the Couch – 7 Steps to Global Healing, (2009) (Register for Healing Times eNewsletter for a free copy), I prophesied that our tendency to think about ourselves and each other in polarized, “Old Paradigm,” dualistic terms would lead to unparalleled catastrophe. The past few years have brought us to the brink of an unthinkable abyss.
It has become almost trite to rehash the climate change crises already underway, millions dying in a preventable pandemic, income inequality worsening under a looming financial collapse, increasing belligerence in a nuclear-armed world, or the polarization and threats to our very democratic system! It is clear to us all that NOW is the perfect time for us to upgrade our thinking and our behavior to transform our personal and collective lives.
“The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall…freedom and slavery are mental states.” — Mohandas Gandhi
In Our Culture on the Couch, as well as in each of this webinar series, we have examined and experienced the power of the change from the “Old Paradigm” of polarization, dominance, right/wrong, conflict, and Violence to the “New Paradigm” of integration, cooperation, both/and, harmony, and Love.
The way to turn around our individual and collective lives, and to heal our suffering planet is jaw-droppingly simple. It involves our shifting our mode of thinking from the fight/flight, System 1 thinking of the paleomammalian limbic system to the higher order, System 2 thinking of the prefrontal cortex.
In this Webinar we will examine and experience how to make the wise decisions based on truth-based analyzing and strategizing that can create individual and collective health, transform our world, and reverse the direction of our cataclysmic decline. We will focus on the use of deep relaxation/meditation techniques and the accessing of the deep Self, the Wisdom therein, and inspiration from our Higher Power. It is high time we commit to working together.
“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels we must abandon competition and secure cooperation. This must be the central fact in all our considerations … otherwise we face certain disaster.” — Albert Einstein