Thriving together

What if we co-created a world where we all lived and thrived together: All species, sentient beings, and forms of life and consciousness?1

What if we experienced a deep sense of abundance, wonder and love, celebrating the diversity and the beauty of life? 

It’s an incredible gift that we have received. To live on this beautiful little planet in the vastness of the universe. To be able to perceive and feel the abundance of experiences, colours and forms of life. At the same time, it’s all so vulnerable. So fragile. So exposed.

We are at a crucial point in time, facing big ethical questions. We stand at the doorstep of technological possibilities that will change the human agency and responsibility in co-creating. We have unprecedented powers. And algorithms are increasingly powerful in their own creative processes. New worlds are possible. And also potentially new levels of suffering if we don’t use these powers wisely.  

At these crossroads, we have the precious opportunity to design - to shape and intentionally co-create the environments around us - towards a life-friendly, caring world. We have the potential to become an abundant ecosystem, just like a forest, where the various life forms are symbiotically connected, experiencing the miracle of existence and flourishing together.2

This requires us to use our (technological) abilities wisely and lovingly. It requires us to caringly consider the needs of all species in co-creating the conditions conducive for life to thrive. It requires us to go beyond old patterns of endless craving for more, win-lose thinking and short-termism. It invites us to discover our true essence and the possibilities of living lighter, symbiosis and connection - across time and beings3.

Let’s explore

1 How may we go beyond a narrow view and human-centricity and include all beings and forms, including all animals and increasingly sentient forms of artificial intelligence(s).  2 Such as in the example of trees exchanging information and nutrients through mycorrhizal networks.
Smithsonian Magazine: Do Trees Talk to Each Other?
“Trees share water and nutrients through the networks, and also use them to communicate. They send distress signals about drought and disease, for example, or insect attacks, and other trees alter their behavior when they receive these messages.”
3 The Longtime Academy provides beautiful podcast episodes and practices for connecting across time.
4 Diversity in a broad sense of including the diversity of species, life forms, and beings that can perceive and feel.