It was when Charles gave up on a project that wasn’t succeeding, that he had his break-through and the impossible happened. Charles shares key insights into how to see the feedback the universe is giving you about your partnerships, your purpose, and even funding.
About Charles Eisenstein:
Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. His background includes a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale, a decade in Taiwan as a translator, and stints as a college instructor, a yoga teacher, and a construction worker. He currently writes and speaks full-time. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and four children.
Charles was nominated by Boyson Hodgson of the Mankind Project in World Changer Session #2.
“We’ve tried everything possible and none of it has worked. Now we must try the impossible.” ~Sun Ra
One of his greatest challenges:
When Charles saw a project failing, it was after he gave up that the impossible happened.
Personal Practice That Keeps Him Going on the Tough Days
“To see everybody I meet as myself… to understand that if I were in their shoes, in the totality of their situation, I would do exactly as that person does. So if I find myself in judgement, then that’s a signal to me that I have some work to do because I don’t understand this person and I substitute judgement for understanding.”
When he knows the work he is doing is making a difference:
Doing his work makes him feel alive which is more important to his mission than making a difference.
Trust the process.
Best strategies for funding:
Charles reflected that often when he’s worried about funding, then that worry is actually arising in place of a deeper issue that is preventing him from taking action.
Tools or Technology:
Focus on providing value.
Recommended books and films:
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (Shambhala Classics) by Chogyam Trungpa
Nomination for Upcoming World Changer Sessions Guest:
Adebayo (Bayo) Akomolafe
Charles also suggested we highlight world changers whose contributions commonly go unnoticed or unappreciated. We couldn’t agree more and invite all of you to send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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