NEO Magazine Issue 2 - Page 16

Ever since then, there’s been a cultural overlay, a series of conditioned choices, pseudo-scientific strategies from you and others about what it takes to sustain ourselves in this reality. And so… it’s all invented. Entire concept of sustainability is based on the Cartesian deterministic logic that places humans outside of, and in opposition to, nature. This approach maintains a reductionist approach to sustainability and attempts to solve problems within the same framework that has created them. There needs to be a different approach to this issue and many researchers and scientists have called for a paradigm shift. How do we move forward from the state of static eco-paralysis towards evolving regeneration? Crossing the threshold [thresh-ohld, threshhohld] . • • • • • • the sill of a doorway. the entrance to a house or building. any place or point of entering or beginning: the threshold of a new life. in psychology and physiology: the point at which a stimulus is of sufficient intensity to begin to produce an effect – response. the threshold of consciousness. the Origin. photograph by Roy Snell The only authentic version of sustainable ‘us’ is just a few days old, lying in a crib, pooping our pants.