This is my latest article, now published in Living Now – both online and offline. You can read the whole thing here.
If you’re anything like me, you have at some point been seduced by the idea that we are heading in the direction of a Golden Age, Peace on Earth, an era of co-operative bliss where everyone cares for spaceship earth and eats wholefoods and wears natural fibers and meditates and there are no borders between countries.
Lovely idea, huh? Especially if you’re averse to war and conflict. And why can’t those people out there get that terrorism and fighting are absurd ways of solving problems? Why can’t they talk things out like adults, and listen to each other, and value win-win? Huh?
If you’re anything like me, you’re also probably familiar with the principle that the world is our mirror, so anything ‘out there’ is a reflection of what’s ‘in here’. And if ‘in here’ contains even just a skerrick of conflict there’s a very good chance that we’re going to find it in the outer also.
Like my place last night when I clashed with partner and kids because they hadn't bothered to check in with me about a movie we were half-way through watching and just... You can read the rest here.