¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Powerful Story. THANKS, Jeff. The WWW and our libraries are filled with powerful stories. We need, we seek, Stories. But, will stories be sufficient? What might we need, in addition to stories?
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I quote from the very end of the piece:
“We do not have a new story yet. Each of us is aware of some of its threads, for example in most of the things we call alternative, holistic, or ecological today. Here and there we see patterns, designs, emerging parts of the fabric. But the new mythos has not yet emerged.”
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Imagine some “other” who has observed humankind for millennia and decides to intervene at this time; but it can only inform us of how our old stories got us into trouble and present us with new stories we could study and use. How many words and images? What size of library?
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Do the stories already exist, but distributed as texts and images in our global archives? Will the story be known only after it has been lived? Might we be waiting for something that cannot appear, as we expect it to manifest?
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 The story of this post is part of A BIGGER STORY. I am personally aware of a great many partial stories, mostly known to only a few. Most stories seem incomplete; so we wait for a more comprehensive story. What issues do the story tellers face? Frustration in being mis-understood, as is to be expected.
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Even if a story could be condensed and crafted for different audiences, would it be heard or viewed? If it really “told the truth” it would never be broadcast. Today there are a great many texts and videos highly authenticated that if really known to everyone, almost all persons of power would lose their power. There are texts and images already ample to deconstruct almost all contemporary stories. Ample semiotic structures for a curriculum for emergence already exists; but instead of working to organize/learn them, we create more and more.
¶ 9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 I wonder how many “out there” are like me, but cannot be “known”. I make a claim, that I fully acknowledge requires testing, and I have been open for such testing for four decades, with no takers. My story is not sufficient, it lacks much, but IMHO it is enough to get started with and is more comprehensive than any other story I have studied. Yet, it is almost as if no one really expects there to be a truly liberating, comprehensive story. There will be better stories than mine, I point out my story only as an illustration of the difficulty of sharing BIG stories, wherever they come from. Currently my story exists only in fragments (outside nuet).
¶ 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 How big can a story be that is created by one person, or a small team? Creating a story and sharing it are distinct challenges. That the ultimate story of our emergence will emerge with the emergence doesn’t preclude transitional stories that are part of our uplift.
¶ 11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 I sense we are at the cusp of a coalescence. A turning or a tipping. An Aquarian Conspiracy, delayed a few decades. This is like the early 1920s when the top physicists knew a coalescence to a Quantum Theory was emerging but none knew what it would be. They didn’t wait, they deeply engaged their challenge and each changed. Our challenge is both Global and Cosmic, but the emotions are the same.
¶ 12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 There is a quip quote by Einstein in circulation, something about we can’t solve our problems with old tools and ideas – or something like that. It is often presented as if WE have the insights others don’t have and if they only listened to us all would be great. WE are in possession of the new ideas. WE do have much to share with others, but it is WE (the top emergents) who are, also now most in need of significant change (but can’t seem to face it).
¶ 13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 Instead of trying to tell others what is needed, maybe we need to create a nu educational system for ourselves “to learn what it takes to learn what we should learn — and learn it.” — Aurelio Peccei in his 1979 foreword to the Club of Rome’s little book: No Limits To Learning: Bridging the Human Gap, A report to the Club of Rome, by Botkin, Elmandjra, Malitza.
¶ 15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 I am not preaching. I am crying out in the wilderness of our truly awesome challenge. I am as much in need of personal metamorphosis as anyone – but I can’t do it alone.