Friday, April 3, 2009

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste

That came from Majora Carter, as told to Krista Tippett in Speaking of Faith's ongoing conversation entitled Repossessing Virtue--Wise Voices from Religion, Science, Industry and the Arts. In this excellent, thought-provoking series, Krista and her staff are gathering perspectives on our current economic crisis, it's moral overtones, and what to do about it. I find it a fascinating kind of reframing. One of my favorite ideas came from Rachel Naomi Remen; I've synopsized it here:
  • Money is stored energy.
  • Energy follows belief.
  • We need to be careful what we believe.
  • This crisis is an opportunity to create a new story about who we want to be, as individuals and as a society.
LOVE that. I'll be walking around with it for the next little while, I think.


Songbird said...

I am thinking about this a lot: who do I want to be in the face of this crisis?

Rachel said...

Love this. And the quotee.
And while I am at it--you.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oh, that is good. Thank you for sharing it.