At Love in the New World, Joan Weisman knows that beyond success is authentic living and joyful authorship. It is co-creative and fresh which is why it is so much fun.
Some of us start out as an Obligated Performer. Doing what we are told and living as expected. Some of us have vast multidimensional talents, like healing or creativity, but feel entirely unrecognized for our talents by the world. Or, we see a grand vision for the world or for our lives, but are frustrated in our efforts to manifest. The transition from any of these places to Full Vibrant Authenticity is an unfolding. It has never been done, this way, by you, before.
Were you alive before smartphones? How about the internet, do you remember life without it?
Day to day, life doesn’t change much. We wake up in the same bed, go through the same morning routine, same workplace, food choices, and so on. Up close, it’s easy to lose sight of how quickly things are changing.
The change is much easier to see when you back up and look at a decade, for example. In ten years there are dramatic differences on a personal, environmental, or at least global level.
So how about a hundred years? I invite you to think about how much everything changes in one hundred years. For Americans alive one hundred years ago – in 1918 – most homes still had outhouses. Plumbing existed, but only a few buildings had it.
One hundred years ago was before cars or paved roads. Your options were railroads or a horse-drawn carriage. Women did not have many options for employment. Naturally there was no air travel… let alone Velcro (1941), McDonald’s (1955), microwaves (1946), computers (1936), or the internet (1983)!
Can you imagine the landscape in 1918?
A person transplanted from that time would be confused! It would look like aliens on a foreign planet!
From our end, sent backwards 100 years, we would be frustrated without cars, smartphones, and toilets!
When you see how far we can travel in two or three generations, you begin to understand how big we can think — looking forward.
The frontier of this next century is not in the technology we develop, but how we develop ourselves, create our communities, and through that, contribute to our world.
Today’s world is moving faster than in 1918! More than any other time, we need our real gifts, our authentic voice, and our true creative spirit.
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