Collapse or evolution

We are seeing all the hallmarks of a society in collapse. (Industrial, consumer, “modern” western society I’m talking here. Other societies not necessarily collapsing! And there are many other societies on the planet.)

We are also seeing all the hallmarks of a society trying to evolve.

And we are also seeing the hallmarks of a society resisting its own evolution.

Societies don’t have to collapse. Societies can instead evolve.

Where we put our attention and energy matters! You can and do make a difference.

A dear friend and esteemed permaculture-education colleague of mine, Mel Riser, introduced me to the phrase “voluntary evolution.” What a great phrase, huh! Let’s do this!