A Tale of Two Futures: Planetary Realism in the Time of Climate Change
Sudden flood in Hobart (June 2016)
"We take for granted that things are a particular way—and that it’s the facts, realities, and circumstances that determine what’s possible. We often, however, don’t see the contexts from which we come that are shaping our reality—we see only what they allow. It is possible to have the same circumstances but to create and invent the contexts for the content with which we are engaged. When contexts are created or invented, it puts us at another level of effectiveness, freedom, and power—old frames stop defining what’s possible.
And so it is with being human. Seeing past our old assumptions and creating a context of our own choosing alters the very nature of what’s possible— and the truth of “our” world gets transformed. Transformation has the power to upset the status quo, to unseat us from business as usual. To choose living a transformed life requires us to wrestle with our resistances, small and large, to come face to face with giving up our self-imposed limits and live consistent with what we know is possible."