The future starts today, with each of us. By embracing the present moment and setting bold and radical intentions now, we can begin to craft a stable, secure and bright future for people and planet. As we find ourselves faced with existential world problems, we must work together to realise and unleash the power of collaborative problem solving, embracing a regenerative mindset and engaging in broader group thinking to reimagine our fractured world. This audio piece by Sister True Dedication is taken from her inspiring talk at the Selfridges Group Mapping the Future festival in September 2022, in which we hear how through being present with one another, practising mindfulness, and living with intention, we can open our hearts to the diversity of our communities and unlock the transformative power of collaborative problem solving.
Sister True Dedication is a Zen Buddhist nun and teacher ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh, and the editor of several of his books, including The Art of Living and Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet. She studied History and Political Thought at Cambridge University, and worked for BBC News in London before committing to a life of spiritual study and meditation practice with Thich Nhat Hanh at the age of 27. She curates London Mindfulness Hubs and organises mindfulness retreats and events for tech companies, journalists, business people, politicians, environmental activists and university students.