For at least the last 20 years we have all been living in a
giant ponzi scheme and our greed has devoured our ability to see the
consequences of our insatiable appetites for more stuff. Now we are paying the
Under this enormous sense of loss come feelings of fear and betrayal. We
are hyped up to find the culprit who brought us to our knees. We point in every
direction away from ourselves to find a scapegoat.
Maybe the time has come to ask “how can I be more real?”
rather than asking “what’s in it for me?”
Now is the time to shift our thinking and inquire in these areas:
is all this frantic consumption and blame keeping me from seeing about
uncomfortable thoughts and feelings are trying to arise such as fear,
guilt and shame and how am I not letting them be heard by stuffing them
can I get real and share what I am feeling openly with a community of
people who want to pull together and not pull apart?
Master of the Universe life is over. I have been seen as the emperor with
no clothes and instead of running into my silo and hiding I can take a
breathe and ask how can I become more real, more authentic and more useful
to my family, friends and colleagues?
There is a little piece of Bernie inside each of us. As long as we act entitled and imperious,
that little piece of Bernie will grow into more self-delusion. We will perpetuate our fraud. When we have
the courage to stop and look at ourselves in the mirror we have the opportunity
to learn and change.