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Reflecting on the civilizational narrative

Mural by Shilo Shiv Suleman


Crises of conscience and consciousness…

I had intended to start this article differently, but couldn’t without acknowledging what is happening in India today. India is in the grip of the second wave of Covid 19; and as someone aptly pointed out — it is not a wave; it is a wall. A tsunami hitting the…


Creating narratives that are harbingers of life-affirming paradigm shifts

By Igor Morski: https://www.artpeoplegallery.com/igor-morski-illustrator-and-graphic-designer/

We live in a profoundly damaged world, a wounded and a bleeding planet. The ‘great acceleration’ of…


Scripting new stories, seeking the unseen, unheard, unknown, unacknowledged…

Fearless Collective Belonging Mural by Shilo Shiv Suleman and NuVu Studio

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson’s line couldn’t have been truer as we enter the third decade of the 21st century. The world is literally and metaphorically dying from ‘civilization’ and its ramifications. If we dig…


Navigating radical uncertainty with radical tenderness…

A dragon’s blood tree in the Socotra archipelago in Yemen. Beth Moon from Photographer Beth Moon’s book, Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time

MATURITY is the ability to live fully and equally in multiple contexts; most especially, the ability, despite our grief and losses, to courageously inhabit the past, the present and the future all at once. The wisdom that comes from maturity is recognized through a disciplined refusal to choose between or…


Regenerative Future

The questions we ask today will define the future we create tomorrow…

ECO from My Surreal Illustrations Portray The Relationship Between Humans And Nature by Igor Morski

When the Stranger says: “What is the meaning of this city?
Do you huddle close together because you love each other?”
What will you answer? “We all dwell together
To make money from each other”? or “This is a community”?
Oh my soul, be prepared for the coming of the…


Collective Sensemaking

When systems collapse, people rise…

A tiny, invisible, and obscure virus has thrown the world into chaos. It has flummoxed and baffled nations, countries, politicians, scientists, doctors, presidents, principals, parents, students, in short, everyone. The gears of the post-Industrial world have ground to a juddering halt for the first time in history. A great pause…


Regenerative Future

Time for awareness-based thoughtful action…

If we can change the basis of our global civilization from one that is wealth-affirming to one that is life-affirming, then we have a chance to create a flourishing future for humanity and the living Earth. ~Jeremy Lent

The ecological and social crises we face are caused by an economic…


Regenerative Future

With an Open Mind, Open Heart, and Open Will

Lauren Berlant described the ‘State of Impasse’ as “ a moment where existing social imaginaries and practices no longer produce the outcomes they once did, but no new imaginaries or practices have yet been created.”

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we have reached such a state of impasse…


Regenerative Business

Leaning into emergence…

David Bohm, in his book On Dialogue, writes:

You may not even have known that you had an assumption. It was only because he came up with the opposite one that you find out that you have one. …

Sahana Chattopadhyay

Speaker | Writer | Story Seeker | Reimagining a world that works for all | Exploring emergence, sensing patterns, creating narratives for a regenerative future

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