I am a husband and father of two grown children (that’s my daughter in the picture with me). I am an Environmental Engineer, turned Green Developer, turned Philanthropist looking for ways to support the flowering of human consciousness. I see consciousness (and culture) evolving and human behavior along with it. I see a new understanding, a new story of who we are emerging in a variety of ways and places - well put by Justin Rosenstein at the February Wisdom 2.0 Conference - a transformation in collective identity from Me to We (http://oneproject.org/).
The way I see it, many of the world’s problems have their roots in our worldview, the story we tell ourselves about who we are, our mistaken identity story of separation. We are unconsciously choosing to live inside an inherited belief system that tells us we are separate beings in a world of separate beings. This belief system operates underneath our conscious awareness, framing and limiting everything we see and do. From within it we see a world that reflects our beliefs, a world based on competition and survival of the fittest, a world where selfish behavior beyond an inner circle is justified and normal, a world so vast and disconnected that we believe our individual choices and behaviors make no difference. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. And deep within we know this, deep within we have a yearning to discover the truth about ourselves, to remember we are not alone, to remember we are part of something much bigger than our small selves, to remember we are…
This yeaning is manifesting in many ways in our conversations and in our actions. Millions upon millions of people are responding to what Paul Hawkins calls a Blessed Unrest, reaching out to help each other, working together to make the world a better place. He calls what is happening the Movement of Movements, emerging on every continent, in every culture, a bottoms-up collective response to the mounting global challenges we face. And this Movement of Movements I believe, this Blessed Unrest, is transforming us and in so doing transforming the world. My goal as a Philanthropist and as a human being is contribute to this transformation - this flowering of human consciousness.