This is a special conversation with award-winning Israeli author Yair Assulin, whose novel The Drive drew critical literary praise and who writes a regular column for one of Israel’s leading newspapers Haaretz.
Assulin and Aviv Shahar begin a deeper look at a major shift underway in humanity and consciousness, which Assulin describes as living in the subjective story we tell ourselves about our reality and the world around us. Big changes and upheavals happening across the globe suggest the story we’re telling ourselves is no longer the right story and doesn’t reflect reality. It’s time for a new story.
To create a new story, Assulin believes that the world needs a new "flood": not a repeat of the biblical story of Noah and the ark, but a
fundamental shift in mind and heart that will actually erase or delete non-relevant ideas, things, and notions of power and enable new ideas and stories. Releasing humanity from the carry-over of history that we no longer need in the face of today’s challenges.
The people who dare to create for themselves a new story and new consciousness ultimately will help shape the new emerging global reality.
We still don't have the right language to describe what's going on. So we're still using an old language, which is not relevant anymore. It creates a weird and even dangerous gap between what we think and the way we experience the world… So we need a new language. We need a new story. We need a new interpretation, because that's how we catch up to the developments and the changes all around us.