move toward thrift rather than accumulation; move toward appreciating what we love rather than being afraid of what we've lost; to focus on what we already have that's so valuable and nourishing to us.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 23, 2009
Lynne Twist, global activist and author of "The Soul of Money" encourages people from all walks of life to recognize that the global financial crisis is not just a huge challenge but also a tremendous opportunity.
"This is a time that I think history will look back on and say, 'These are the people, this is the generation of humankind that went through a transformation that made the future of life possible. These are the people who had the courage to make profound changes in the way they were thinking, as well as in the way that they were behaving, that gave the future to life itself.'"
The big changes she refers to are not only directed towards the current financial structures which she calls "inappropriate and unsustainable". She's also calling for personal changes in the way we use money.
Twist encourages us to, "move toward thrift rather than accumulation; move toward appreciating what we love rather than being afraid of what we've lost; to focus on what we already have that's so valuable and nourishing to us."
She goes on to call for us to "stop clamoring for more of what we don't really need and take care of what we have - both in our own personal lives and on this planet for the sustainability of life itself."
Lynne believes that by doing so "we can get through this". She doesn't deny "the real pain and suffering people will experience as we go through this transformation." But she explains. "At the end of this we're all going to be in a truthful, more accurate, more integrous relationship with ourselves, with money and with the resources on the planet."
To watch her inspiring video message, go to http://www.soulofmoney.info.