July 29, 2020
Today, our series host Vicki Robin answers the question herself of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” In interview with Amy Buringrud of Post Carbon Institute, Vicki shares what she’s learned from the series’ guests so far, including:
- That this moment of humility has us recognizing that our cleverness fits on the head of a pin and our ignorance is vast.
- That his period of time has revealed to us the shadow of our bright light; removing our blinkers and bringing many to an embarrassed awakening of “How could I have missed that?
- That we are connecting more to a higher or deeper source that has us part of a harmonious whole.
- That a sense of social solidarity is needed to get through the challenges together.
- That business is relocalizing and rediscovering its purpose as being for exchange within communities, not simply to generate profit for shareholders.
- That there’s an immense sense of insufficiency on a planet where there’s enough.
- That there’s a growing drive in people to reconcile their personal finances with the ecological and social conditions in this world.
- That the gift in this big question is the encouragement to see positives in what is emerging and an expectancy of beautiful and beneficial things.
About Vicki Robin
Vicki is the author of two books, the international bestseller, Your Money or Your Life (1992, 1998, 2008, 2018), and Blessing the Hands that Feed Us (2014). She’s helped found the Center for a New American Dream, Transition Whidbey, the Conversation Cafes, Sustainable Seattle, the New Road Map Foundation and more. She serves on the Board of the Post Carbon Institute. Her home is on Whidbey Island, WA, where she works to strengthen regional food systems.