Our cultivation of fire is what allowed us to grow into the humans we know ourselves as today. The advent of fire lit the symbolic fires of creativity and self-awareness within us that drive our evolution and growth to this day.
Underneath the question of when humanity began is a deeper, much more fundamental question: What does it mean to be human?
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Coming from the Latin genui meaning to “to bring into being,” genius is when we consciously and intentionally birth something entirely new into being.
The change we want and need is happening – right now. We prove it to ourselves every time we find ourselves and others in the grips of outrage.
We can’t fix our systems. We have to evolve into new ones.
The world is a brilliant, wondrous place, so long as we judge it for what it is.
Tribalism is not a failed system. It’s just a limited system, one that is healthy and helpful to an extent and dangerous when taken to the extreme.
It’s up to us to define what it means to be human and to demonstrate that in action.
There have always been two types of people: 1) change agents who want to drive progress and 2) preservers who want to keep our many great accomplishments intact.
At its most fundamental level, Living Earth asks us to see our planet not as a big rock on which plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and other life have sprung up. Rather, Living Earth asks us to view the entire planet – and everything on it – as one big, living organism.
We are outraged at racism and sexism. But can we reframe the story to reveal possibility when before we saw hopelessness and despair?
Growing support for Trump’s ideas is not that they are becoming more popular. It is because those who hold them most dearly now feel more threatened – and therefore are getting louder – than ever.