Back to basics

22 Nov 2018

vegetables-2338824_640Over the dinner table, a fatalist argues that the world is corrupt and all is lost. He says that politicians and all kinds of powerful people behind the scenes pull the strings and that an ordinary mortal is powerless to do anything about it. We are on the road to ruin.

I don’t agree. The optimist in me sees the beginning of a tsunami (even a tsunami starts off small).

I see little waves getting bigger wherever I go:
We eat less meat. So do our friends.
We buy from local producers. Their shops are full of people.
My holidays involve walking in the countryside. The growing popularity of hiking appears to confirm a trend.

James F. Twyman says we should be the change that we want to see. “If you want to experience peace, become peace.” He suggests that we start by creating inside ourselves what we want to happen externally.

If a certain number of people confirm a trend, we can create our own tsunami. Conversely, sitting on our sofas and moaning achieves nothing.

What about you? What contribution do you make to the tsunami of change that you want to see?

Yours tsunamily,
Gundula

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