In his new book, Simplify, (Watkins, 2020) Bob Hilary sets out a vision for the future – a simpler more fulfilling life that we humans can live in harmony with the rest of the world…
It’s time to start envisioning a better future for ourselves. Creating it with our minds and then stepping into it. It’s going to require some pretty badass pioneers and some pretty creative thinking, but it’s perfectly doable, and SO needed.
And we need to enjoy the process, to do it with humour and lightness of heart rather than with fear, panic and taking it all too seriously. If we’re not having a laugh while changing the world then we’re kinda missing the point! This is our mission – so let’s enjoy it!
I see the future looking healthier, friendlier, cleaner, brighter and more compassionate, and that’s just for starters. It’s slower, fairer, more transparent and is based upon a respect for nature rather than a taking from it. There will be new laws in place that will make it illegal to disrespect the Earth and pollute it in the near future. Companies will need to be 100 per cent transparent and fully accountable. (Google ‘Ecocide’.)
We must remember that there IS ENOUGH for all of us to live in harmony with each other. It’s about creating eco-villages, eco-towns, communities and transition towns all over the world. Inter-connected, supporting each other in new ways of doing things, new and fairer ways of trading with each other. New models that are based on a new
consciousness, rather than the old consciousness of lack and the ‘there’s not enough’ belief. There is more than enough – if we all take only what we need.
One thing I’m seeing on my travels around the world, and while writing this book, is that when you let humans relax and recharge for long enough, our true nature starts to emerge.
Much like a caterpillar turning into a colourful butterfly, once you take away all the stresses and strains that keep people in ‘survival’ mode in life, something really quite beautiful starts to happen: their true kindness starts to shine through.
People begin to engage with each other, collaborate, communicate and start to trust one another again. Basically, we start returning to our original nature.
I’m seeing more and more people stepping out of the old system these days – hoards of people in fact, people who are bored with the old programme and who are exploring new ways of living where fear doesn’t rule the day – love does.
EVERYTHING will be different in the future. The way we do things – the way we treat each other, the way we interact, the way we trade, the way we work – will and is changing from ‘ego’ consciousness to a new global ‘heart’ consciousness, from being about ‘I’ to being about ‘WE’. When we make decisions from the heart – well, things just work out better for everyone.
And this all starts with us. With you and me. Right now. This is about healing and changing your frequency. It’s about not getting left behind. It’s about embracing the changes so that we can start to create a brighter, more collaborative, heart-based future, one in which everyone wins, and not just the top 1 per cent. Let’s do it!
Bob Hillary is a young musician and writer, and this is his first book. He is signed to a well-known record label and has released 4 albums to an International fan base. He is a regular blogger with a loyal following and also writes articles for Kindred Spirit. He has played at Glastonbury festival and tours the alternative, spiritual music festival scene in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Bob spent a year living off grid and it is this experience that formed the basis for his book. http://www.bobhillary.com
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