Leading the creation of the New Story
Our story is the story of the Universe. Every piece of everyone, everything you love, everything you hate, and the thing you hold most precious, was assembled by the forces of nature in the first few minutes of life of the Universe. Transformed in the hearts of stars, or created in their fiery deaths. And when you die, those pieces will be returned to the Universe in the endless cycle of death and rebirth. What a wonderful thing it is to be part of that Universe – and what a story, what a majestic story.’ Brian Cox
Regardless of your spiritual or religious beliefs or your perspective on the science behind creation, we can all agree that at this time our planet is calling to us to create a new story, or at least a new chapter in the story of humanity and the Universe. We are seeing such huge change and turmoil, such intensity and pressure and I suspect, for many, a lack of peace, joy or perhaps even simple pleasure.
The call for the new story is at every level of our existence. Individually, reviewing our values, beliefs and behaviours. Within each sector of society, business, and politics and so on, a call to reflect on its own contribution – for better or worse to the world we have created and continue to create.
As leaders in whatever walk of life, we have the opportunity and indeed the responsibility to lead in such a way that we enable everyone we lead or influence to make the best possible contribution that they can to that new story. Thankfully much is already happening across the globe – especially amongst younger people, as they innately recognise the needs of our planet and our responsibility to live in harmony with and on it. Setting up eco villages, socially responsible businesses, using technology to enhance the quality of life without detriment to the planet and so on.
But you don’t have to be an eco-warrior, or a sustainability guru to play your part in creating the next chapter. You just have to rise to your own inner majesty and celebrate the wonder of our Universe and allow that to inspire you to be a leader of our times. A new leadership that history will recognise as being responsible for fundamentally transforming the relationship between every human being and the Planet and creating the New Story.