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Sustainable Human

 The root cause of all human behavior is the story we tell ourselves.

 Our current story is eroding the capacity of our planet to support life.

Let’s cultivate new stories that enable all of life to thrive.

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Our World Is Built On Stories

Perhaps what sets human beings apart from other species is our ability to tell stories. Stories help us to explain who we are and why things happen. Because different stories will have drastically different outcomes, it is important that each of becomes aware of the impacts that our stories have on our lives and on the environment that supports life.

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The Mainstream Story

The dominant story of the world sees ourselves as separate from the world and each other. It says that survival is the reward for those best able to compete for scarce resources. This story tells us that the Universe has no innate purpose and neither do we beyond the goals of survival and reproduction. This story is reinforced through some of the dominant ideas of our time.

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MONEY
INFINITE GROWTH
REDUCTIONISM
MATERIALISM
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Personal Transformation

If you want to change the world, you first must change your story. The authoritarian structures that dominate our time have conditioned most of us in ways that disconnect us from our feelings, our bodies, and the present moment. When we are able to recover that connection, we have a chance to discover our true passion and authentic desire, opening us to possibilities of a new way of living and being in the world.

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PERSONAL HEALING
PRESENCE
AUTHENTIC SELF
SELF-EMPOWERMENT
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Sustainable Values

Conscious storytelling understands that stories are used to communicate values. A sustainable society must be built upon sustainable values.

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EMPATHY
LOVE
COOPERATION
MORE VALUES
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Understanding The New Story

There isn’t just one new story that everyone must adopt. There are actually many new stories that can help us to learn about new ways of living. The hope is that through reconnecting with ourselves, we can become aware of the role that stories play in our lives and choose different stories to help us reach our goals for a more harmonious life lived in balance with our environment. Here are some aspects of the new stories.

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INTERBEING
ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE
POWER OF NATURE
NEW STORY WISDOM
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Changing The Story

The old story has only one method of change – the use of force. While force can be an effective tool for change, it requires increasing levels of effort to maintain. Lasting, authentic change can only happen when people voluntarily choose a new story without coercion. Most of us believe that force is the only way to change the world, but we can also change the world by acting and living from a new story, providing an example for others to choose for themselves.

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EXPOSING THE TRUTH
SACRED ACTIVISM
GIFTS AND GRATITUDE
PARADIGM CHANGE