At a time when the world appears to be coming undone, and we are in the midst of large scale social change, this timely visionary books says hello from Aotearoa - New Zealand, a country which the author sees as a potential model for a more peaceful, sustainable society. A series of intimate interviews introduces twenty-five practitioners from a range of grass-roots community and business projects and offers practical wisdom on how we can evolve individually and collectively. Alongside the chaos and crisis of crumbling institutions, rising prices, war and deepening debt, there is a new consciousness sweeping the planet, bringing with it a desire for life lived from the heart and soul.
The ordinary yet extraordinary people in this book are choosing to uncompromisingly live their passion by grounding the new consciousness in innovative projects covering a spectrum of interests from sustainable housing to community building, new models of business, and living more simply. They demonstrate how individual courage and actions really do make a difference and how, when we truly live our passion we can move beyond self interest and begin to create a Whole New World.
As the introduction says this book is an inquiry into three questions. What does it mean to live your passion? How does living your passion become Love-in-action? How does Love-in-action seed a whole new world? Believe me it goes a very long way to answering them and while it might sound very New Age it's actually a very well written, informative and interesting book about the consciousness sweeping the world. The book's focus on New Zealand - it's subtitled 'With Love from New Zealand' - is just so right because New Zealand does have the potential to become a role model for the world as a peaceful, sustainable, forward looking and multicultural nation. I loved this book.
- Bob Harvey, former Mayor of Waitakere City, Auckland, New Zealand's newest City for Peace.