Great Transition Stories

Choosing a Life Affirming Future

The most difficult challenge facing humanity is not devising solutions to the energy crisis or climate crisis or population crisis; rather, it is bringing stories or narratives of the human journey into our collective awareness that empower us to look beyond a future of great adversity and to see a future of great opportunity. What visions of humanity’s journey are sufficiently compelling to transcend age-old differences and bring us together in a common venture of inhabiting the Earth in ways that are sustainable?

These are Life’s great stories of transition. They name the processes of maturation and transformation that are reflected to us through physics and biology, developmental psychology and evolutionary history, quantum mechanics and our own sense of well-being and beauty. They serve as proven roadmaps to help us know where we are and guides to how we might move forward.

This work is so powerful that we’ve launched an entire website within our NewStories family to explore these stories.

The painting at the top of this page, New Pioneers by Mark Henson, is used by permission of the artist. You can see more of his workhere.