This is an exciting book that will challenge your basic assumptions and beliefs, and will alter your world-view. Sharif Abdullah points the way toward a world that truly can work for all beings.
Our world is in deep trouble: it works well for only a few; the rest suffer unspeakably. Is it because of communism, capitalism, industrialism, racism, sexism? According to Sharif Abdullah, the blame cannot be laid on any of these -isms. The problem, Abdullah asserts, is exclusivity: "I am separate". By practicing exclusivity, Abdullah maintains, we have all helped to create a soul starved society - what he refers to as the "Breaker" society. The complex, interlocking problems that we suffer from, both personally and as a society, he calls "The Mess". The overwhelming horror and intensity of The Mess causes an inner emptiness in all of us, a hunger for "The Sacred". But there is hope.
Abdullah shows how we can change our world if we change our consciousness. We can actually put an end to The Mess if we reject exclusivity in favor of inclusivity. We must turn from the "Breaker" mentality that disconnects us and instead embrace "Mender" goals of restoring balance to the earth and building community with all other people. Abdullah provides a practical blueprint for creating a world that works for all, and feeds our hunger for the sacred.