I have applied my skills as an economist and futurist for over three decades in a diverse range of activities spanning both government and private sectors. These include: public housing, consumer protection, public sector management, industrial and resources development, advising Cabinet Ministers on industrial relations and tourism, planning a major petrochemical plant, feasibility studies, venture capital, community development, share market investment, mineral exploration and mining.
Based on a serious ongoing contemplation of my life experiences I believe there is purpose and meaning for all existence that transcends and includes the material realm. This higher purpose has a tangible quality of forward moving directionality and creativity. It is from this perspective that I will be enquiring into why and how economics as a human activity can evolve.
My awakening to our inherent spiritual nature arose initially through childhood experiences where a sense of oneness of all things was revealed, particularly when in nature. In adolescence I discovered the poetry of William Wordsworth who expressed so beautifully in words what I so deeply and tangibly experienced in nature. I started to write poetry and it came from that source of spirit. Ten years ago I fortuitously met spiritual teacher and visionary philosopher Andrew Cohen and it has been through his teachings of Evolutionary Enlightenment that I have come to understand what it really means to develop a larger and deeper perspective on all of our experience, and how critical that is for the evolution of consciousness and culture.
Something came from nothing 13.7 billion years ago and we as the human species, as far as I can see, are the highest expression of this evolutionary trajectory at this point in time, and we are the first life form to have self reflective awareness. Now that we have this amazing capacity how can we use it to participate in conscious evolution? This is what I am interested in. What more meaningful purpose is there than to live beyond a separate sense of self or ego for the purpose of engagement with others to consciously create the future? This is creativity as never before imagined in the realm of economics.
My enquiring mind and a love of reading have lead me to constantly research from a wide range of information sources, and I am aiming for the two blogs on this website to be a dynamic amalgam of these influences. I want to bring into being new possibilities, to make sense of paradox, and bring a wholesomeness to economics.Email This Post