The short video above is a sign of hope to me, for in its simple and beautiful way it illustrates an important truth for our time: if we can reframe the story, we can touch people’s hearts and perhaps create a better future.
Words carry much power, and the stories that dominate a culture shape the future. We’ve got to get rid of many internalized stories in our country. Stories about the inevitability of progress, about new technology that will always rescue us before disaster hits, about free market capitalism as an unqualified good. And many more.
What are the stories we need to create to take their place? How can we help people see the world in a newer, healthier way? What are the words that will open hearts and minds?
Photo credit: Annie Spratt via Unsplash
Hope and communication both relate to the gold portion of the singing wilderness spiritual map.