Being the trendoid that I am, I love surveying the landscape to see where the collective thought is and where it may be headed. This has implications for all of us - whether the "us" is my family, my various communities, my country or the world.
Here is a book I'd like to share with you all. Enjoy!
The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream” by John Zogby
"Book in a nutshell: Americans will face the challenges of the 21st century with creative approaches to consumerism, a cooperative worldview and an inclusive view of spirituality.
That's according to Zogby, president and CEO of Zogby International, a polling company that canvasses about half a million people every year to gauge public opinion ....(Zogby's) results point to a populace much less taken with the
traditional signs of status and success. In survey after survey, he finds respondents more apt to be satisfied with less material wealth and more spiritual satisfaction.
Zogby's data also shows that the current generation of 18- to 29-year- olds, what Zogby terms "first globals," are more than willing to make adjustments in the face of dwindling natural resources, threats to the environment and international tensions. "
Being a Christian Scientist, I am keenly aware of the power of God as Love and Truth. Following Christ's lead, one can actually experience this healing power in degrees. Is there a leavening effect to this Love? I think so.
Mary Baker Eddy, discoverer and founder of Christian Science saw this well over a hundred years ago - and it is still true today. She wrote this in her book Miscellaneous Writings:
And then (from the same book)
Like the leaven that a certain woman hid in three measures of meal, the Science of God and the spiritual idea, named in this century Christian Science, is leavening the lump of human thought, until the whole shall be leavened and all materialism disappear. (p. 166)
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