Transforming Fear to Joy

On one of my many fishing adventures on the internet, I came upon this quote from George Bernard Shaw, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

Shaw’s provocative statement appeals to the rebel within me who has taken up the torch for more than one good cause for change, i.e., racism, sexism, non-violence. On the other hand, my inner voice of conservation recognizes the need for humans to be reasonable and adapt our lifestyles to the caretaking and replenishing of Mother Earth. Would it be fair to say that progress today is dependent upon reasonable, as well as unreasonable, humans? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Author: Helen Maupin

Helen is passionate about transforming fear into love — from her, for her, for all. She expresses her commitment to transformation through writing poetry, self-awareness and yoga books, co-designing organizations into adaptive enterprises and deepening her daily meditation and yoga practices.


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