The word ‘future’ itself can be seen not as a noun but as a verb. It’s the unfolding of what all of us are doing right now that creates the conditions for whatever happens next. ~ Jeremy Lent
The Local Futures Podcast, Shifting Paradigms, is the perfect listen as we enter the New Year. Renowned systems thinker, Jeremy Lent, has been described by journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age.”
In this conversation with Findhorn Fellow, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Jeremy unpacks many of the assumptions and worldviews that underpin modern society’s destructive trajectory. Together, they outline worldview transformations that contribute to a vision for a more sustainable and humane future – a future that both Helena and Jeremy truly believe to be within our grasp, but to achieve it, we need to change our thinking.
Jeremy Lent is the founder of the Liology Institute and the author of ‘The Patterning Instinct’ and, most recently, ‘The Web of Meaning’. His work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future. In his own words, his work:
“has been a journey of many years, during which I dedicated myself full time to deep research in disciplines such as neuroscience, history, and anthropology, and to exploring the great traditions of Buddhism, Taoism, Neo-Confucianism, and Indigenous wisdom.”
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