How Can We Change


This is how a human being can change.

There is a worm

addicted to eating grape leaves.

Suddenly, he wakes up,

call it grace, whatever, something

wakes him, and he is no longer a worm.

He is the entire vineyard,

and the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks,

a growing wisdom and joy

that does not need to devour.

– Rumi “The Worm’s Awakening”

The great experiment of capitalism has borne witness to many spectacular events, capabilities, and “achievements”; a scale of mass change without precedent.

Manic frenzy is both the fuel and our folly- as we advance a multi-species race to the death. Our culture acts out the role of the uni-bomber dutifully serving the god of More.

How then, shall we change? How will we find that still point that we may pivot upon? How do we wake up not to the atrocity of what we’ve done but to the potential of our divine inter-connectedness? How then, may we change?