....author of 'The Ascent of Humanity', a book about the evolution of the human sense of self, and 'Sacred Economics'. The shortfilm below is about his second book.
''The presence of the sacred is like returning to a home that was always there and a truth that has always existed. It can happen when I observe an insect or a plant, hear a symphony of birdsongs or a frog calls, feel mud between my toes, gaze upon an object beautifully made, apprehend the impossibly coordinated complexity of a cell or an ecosystem, witness a synchronicity or symbol in my life, watch happy children play, or am touched by the work of a genius. Extraordinary though these experiences are, they are in no sense separate from the rest of life. Indeed, their power comes from the glimpse they give of a realer world, a sacred world that underlies and interpenetrates our own.
What is this ''home that was always there'', this ''truth that has always existed''? It is the truth of the unity and connectedness of all things and the feeling is that of participating in something greater than oneself, yet which also is oneself.''
- Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics
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