While all these words are important, the domination of concepts, expressions and language developed in the white/northern hemisphere must be broken if our lives and world are to be healed. We must let magic and mystery loose again, until more of us remember how to reflect our true experience through dance and song, poetry and painting, mime and sculpture. We must and we will discover new conceptual constructs that help us make sense of our world. Our collective capacity to really listen to each other will allow us to create a world where we are whole, healthy, sacred and free.
Bob Stilger is the co-president of The Berkana Institute and works with initiatives all around the world that are aimed at mobilizing community-based leadership to solve tough problems in areas of food sustainability, eco-building, health, economic development, community, media / the arts, education and youth leadership.