CHAPTER TEN: CHINESE WHISPERS. EVERY SINGLE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SYMPTOM IS TELLING US SOMETHING ABOUT THE STATE OF US. EVERY SINGLE NEWS HEADLINE, EVERY INSIDE STORY, EVERY EXPOSURE AND SCANDAL, EVERY FEATURE, EVERY RUMOUR: IS A SIGN. SUCH IS THE SPIRITUAL REALITY OF OUR LIVES.
Accept that healing is of both body and mind, and there are profound ramifications within the political sphere. For nothing can be viewed the same way again. No one can again hide from responsibility. Agendas will be seen as lifestyles: positive or negative. Attitudes will be messages for good or ill. Communications will be manifestations of our psychological wellbeing.
Everything we do, everything we say, everything we think – everything we communicate, dream, hope and aspire to – will be seen as affecting the whole. This will mean that for governments and authorities, for bureaucrats and office clerks; and also for every mogul, tycoon, board chairman, and managing director: control will be seen as entailing demise; manipulation as fostering sickness; and design as stifling persona.