Written by Rose
Just before he died, Jonas Salk defined the transition we’re in as moving from Epoch A (based on survival and competition) to Epoch B (based on collaboration and meaning). During this seismic shift in our world, in which values are changing, the most important thing that we are missing is not IQ, but wisdom.
Part of wisdom is recognizing that there is a purpose to our life that may not be immediately obvious as our life unfolds. Things —especially the biggest heartbreaks—often only make sense as we look back, not as we are experiencing them.
A key component of wisdom is fearlessness, which is not the absence of fear, but rather not letting our fears get in the way.
In fairytales there are helpful animals that come out of nowhere to help the hero or heroine through her fears, through a dark and difficult time, often helping her find a way out of the forest. Well, in life too, there are helpful animals …disguised as human beings.