We, in this place, understand, finally, why, generation after generation, century after century, we see only the pretense of change. We have been conditioned to believe that the way to effect change is by small, individual efforts by ordinary people. Sometimes these ordinary people form organizations which appear to have significant power. Sometimes, these organizations even appear to have extraordinary power, powers greater even than nation states. But the United Nations and other organizations like it don’t fool us anymore. Too many years, too many disappointments, too many failures. Structurally flawed is an understatement. You cannot repair a vessel that has fatal faults. The position, size, or design of the chairs on the Titanic is irrelevant at a certain moment in time. This is that moment.
Many now recognize that we are living in a world that has become unsustainable. We need to change…everything. Our own future and the future of our children depends on it. But how do we begin this process?
A solution is Nexus. Nexus is an opportunity to re-vision our world. It is also a strategy to get us to this new paradigm.
At the heart of this narrative that is failing us are the abuses that come from our concepts of money and power. When we address these two concepts directly, change in other aspects of our life will be possible.
This is a top-down solution. It is deliberately so. Without the participation of all members of the human family, all countries, we will not succeed in a timely way. Our problems are interconnected and global, our solutions have to be as well. Detractors denounce piecemeal plans (and rightly so) by pointing out that if one country creates a business environment that is seen as less than favourable, investors will go somewhere else. Imagine if there were nowhere else to go based on global solidarity!
The goal of Nexus is to build from a platform that is significantly radical in its departure, to serve notice that the concept of global governance is both imaginable and achievable. From this foundation we will re-define all other aspects of our interconnected lives.
Nexus can begin the process of disentangling ourselves from the authority that our concepts of finance and economic theories have over us. We boldly state that these are artificial constructs and are not at the heart of who we are.
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society".
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
“We are here to overcome the illusion of our separateness.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“If somebody doesn't begin to provide some kind of harmony, we will not be able to develop sanity in this world at all. Somebody has to plant the seed so that sanity can happen on this earth.”
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche