What’s in your future?

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once wrote that nothing is certain except change. In the last two decades we have been forced to acknowledge this ancient truth, for many of our time- honoured and reliable religious, economic and social structures and definitions of reality have undergone major upheavals.

Because human beings instinctively fear change, we imagine global disasters as we move into the future, or global redemption through the miracles of technology or some extraordinary new spiritual or political revolution.

We are filled with both anxiety and hope. Is this really a time of great opportunity, spiritually and materially? Or does it seem so merely because we believe it to be so?

Liz Greene, Ph.D, Jungian Analyst

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2 Responses to What’s in your future?

  1. marcisegal says:

    Thanks for your insights Steve – wondering if you’ve had the chance to take a look at Algae: A Panacea Crop by NASA’s Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell as one alternative to oil. http://www.wfs.org/node/597

    And you are right, whatever it is that we decide and do determines our future. That’s why I continue to advocate that creativity involves both new ideas AND new decisions.

  2. Steve Supple says:

    I’m very much an optimist. At least for my future.
    The world does worry me from time to time. I believe that man does introduce a solution into common use if the obvious need presents itself.
    One of the biggest needs I see for our shared future is man total dependance on oil for energy and plastics. If oil stops, ALL industries including manufacturing will stop in a week.
    I’m confident man can create alternatives but will he be too late to change?

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