Another man asked, "Is it possible that our mission will fail, and that this planet, Earth, will perish?"
The elder replied, "I will answer your question with a paradox. It is impossible that your mission will fail. Yet, its success hangs on your own actions. The fate of the world is in your hands. The key to this paradox lies within you, in the feeling you carry that each of your actions, even your personal, secret struggles, has cosmic significance. You will know then, as you know now, that everything you do matters."
There were no more questions. The volunteers gathered in a circle, and the shaman went to each one. The last thing you were aware of was the shaman blowing smoke in your face. You entered a deep trance and dreamed yourself into the world where we find ourselves today.
-- Charles Eisenstein
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