Humorist Will Rogers once quipped, “We sew wild oats six days a week. On the seventh, we pray to our religion for crop failure.” The problem is that our prayers have not been and will not be answered. Our “wild oats” have taken root. We have grown many problems and have created a destructive [...]
If we take a survey of the attitudes, behavior, and beliefs of a representative sample of people on a particular subject or issue, do a statistical distribution with our data and plot the results on a graph, we come up with something that we refer to as a bell curve. The area in the center [...]
About five to six million years ago, the succession of species that gave rise to us separated from the succession that led to the apes. As Robert Greene, author of “The 48 Laws of Power,” noted, “We want to believe we’re descended from angels when we’re descended from primates.” From a common ancestor, the apes [...]
Our universe began with a violent Big Bang 13.75 billion years ago. Since then, violence has continued uninterrupted. Our planet, formed 4.56 billion years ago, is warmed by the nuclear explosions of hydrogen and helium gases that comprise our sun. Everyday all life forms struggle, often violently, to survive and reproduce. Day in and out, [...]
In summary, we must understand that these three foundational relationships are sacred. They must be honored. To do so is not easy. In the economy and culture in which we live, great attention and diligence are required to remain healthy, be kind, and not harm our environment. There are many among us who do not [...]
In a word, our relationship with our environment is about respect. We live on a planet soaring through space. We call this spacecraft Earth. It is a spacecraft (Earth) within a spacecraft (solar system) within a spacecraft (Milky Way galaxy), as I noted earlier.
THE LAW OF ONE Many of us are ready for a belief system that actually promotes harmony. It is apparent that we live in a world where we are destructive to ourselves, each other, and the ecological systems that enable us to exist. The belief system I describe emerges from the awareness and comprehension of [...]
Many of us are familiar with the Ten Commandments that appear in Exodus, the second book of the Bible, written some thirty-three hundred years ago. What do these commandments say? The first four have to do with a god and the Sabbath. The remaining six are about behavior. We are told to honor our parents [...]
We advance technologically with relative ease but not so socially, politically, or intellectually. There continues to be enormous inequities and extraordinary amounts of violence in our world. We war with each other in every way conceivable. We destroy our environment and deplete our resources. Why is that?
If we take a survey on any particular subject or issue, of the attitudes, behavior, and beliefs of a representative sample of the 6.8 billion people on Earth, do a statistical distribution with our data and plot the results on a graph, we come up with something that we refer to as a bell curve.