Charika shares her poem below and offers thoughts and experience of life in Sri Lanka. Her father Ari shares the inspiration and practical aspects of the Sarvodaya Model in relation to the poem, as together we explore how this relates to Holistic Centers and our shared role in the Great Turning.
Selfish accumulation to selfless giving
Nuclear families to extended families
Greed-based lifestyles to needs-based living
Global economy to local economies
Urban development to rural development
Chemical-based agriculture to organic farming
Supermarkets to local vendors and village markets
High-rise dwellings to modest, land-based housing
Market-driven jobs to sustainable livelihood
Competition to mutual cooperation
Dominance and separation to peaceful co-existence
Wrapped in busy-ness to beauty of sacred silence
Big government to a ‘commonwealth of village republics’
Mundane materialism to the bliss of spiritual living
Myth of permanence to reality of impermanence
Isolation and dependency to interconnectedness and interdependence of All Life
‘I’, ‘ME’ & ‘MINE’ to ‘WE’, ‘US’ & ‘OURS’
Humanity is awakening to a new reality
A ‘Revolution of Consciousness’ is in the Making
Be a whole-hearted participant in this New Revolution!
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