Are we a fully civilized society? We assume
because we have advanced forward in linear
time that it is naturally a given we are also
more progressed in terms of our knowledge,
wisdom, and sophistication. But are we?
How sophisticated is it to indulge in the kind
of social behavior we witness in society at
the moment? As our buildings get taller and
our computers become faster, we are forgetting
the fundamental human skills needed to build
a truly great civilization. In short, we are
losing touch with our humanness, our decency,
our respect for the Earth that serves us.
There are societies we label as primitive that
have or had a much greater grasp of the ethics
and integrity of a respectful and fulfilling
society. I suggest that it is time to put our
inflated egos aside and learn from them, in
order that we may incorporate some of their
higher principles back into our modern life.
Life is not about what we can take from
it; life really begins with what we
contribute to it.
What real meaning is there in “me, me, me”?
The big house any person managed to earn
with the sole goal of pumping up their own
egos, to gain status and impress their friends,
will prove meaningless on their deathbeds.
The real question to be answered is,
“Is the world a better place because I
spent some time here?”
There are two essential things, I believe,
which bring happiness to people.
One is to love and be loved.
The other is to feel productive, to have
a sense of purpose in life.
If we are lucky, we do work that we love.
If we do not love our work (I have been
there, done that, and likely most of us
have at some point in our lives), nonetheless,
there is satisfaction in the expending of
energy to build a life.
Building a life.
Within the current scenario in society
right now, let’s not lose sight of our desire,
and our right, to build lives that we love.
Much of our sense of fulfillment is rooted
in our deep human drives.
There are many paths to knowledge. The Earth has been speaking to humanity forever and she has not stopped. Our heartbeats are intertwined, and yet lately humans are abandoning her in favor of technology.
Keep technology in its place. It has its uses, but we are still organic beings. The Earth and nature speak of ancient wisdom that no computer will teach you.
Throughout all of time, humanity has experienced periods of light and dark. Historically, the low periods are an opportunity to examine the darkness, not just in the world, but also within us. Overcoming oppression is often a key theme played out in society during these times.
When I look at society right now, there can be (I think) no doubt that society has fallen to a new low. It appears to be acceptable for our leaders to bully us. (What right do they have?) And people in the interests of changing society use low energy tools such as shaming, blaming, guilt, and aggression to achieve their goal of forcing others to align to their viewpoint. It is just more bullying. Basically, humanity is groveling in the dirt.
We are so much better than this. It’s time to lift our eyes to the stars, and aspire to higher spiritual principles. We need to envision and work together to achieve a world of higher integrity and values. We can do this, but it’s time now to get on board and actively participate in creating a better world.