The natural course of human evolution reveals vital and timeless truths that await discovery. One such profound truth has emerged in our lifetime. It informs us that humanity exists as a tiny fragment of an immensely larger interlocking whole in which all of the parts are interconnected and dependent upon each other for survival. Simply put, everything is connected. Humans exist not separately, but in communion with all living things. Life is an interrelated interdependent phenomenon.
If we continue to live unhealthy lives, continue to destroy our relationships with each other (from our neighbor to neighboring countries), and continue to destroy our environment, all of which form the foundation of our lives, our civilization will collapse. Conversely, if we honor these relationships, we will succeed and prosper in every way. The choice is ours. Our future lies in our own hands — as it always has. Today, however, we understand far more about what sustains and optimizes life. It is time to honor and apply our current knowledge. Only then will we end our needless suffering, prosper together, find peace, sustain humanity, and advance our civilization.
Our world is fraught with social injustice, unbridled greed, grotesque economic disparities, life-threatening and accelerating ecological damage, violence of all manner and scale, and immeasurable suffering. Ironically, the very institutions we have organized for our survival and security are driving humanity toward extinction. Our politics are adversarial and ineffective, industry’s toll on our natural systems is unsustainable, and our religious thought – dated and dogmatic – divides rather than joins us.
Our relentlessly growing world population compounds and complicates our problems. The needs and demands of humanity exceed the sustainable yields of our natural systems. We have set into motion complex and destructive processes that we do not fully understand, that have consequences beyond our ability to define, and at some point will reach destruction beyond our ability to control. We’ve created an unsustainable momentum that must be arrested and reversed.
If we wish to sustain humanity and advance our civilization, it is required that we enter into a new way of thinking about reality. Our window of opportunity to accomplish this necessary and monumental transition is small compared to the large obstacles within our current embedded belief systems that must be dissolved. Yet, this must happen if we and all the life forms that share this jewel of a planet are to survive. We simply do not have time or resources to continue to treat each other as adversaries or to further exploit our environment.
Many of us are weary of humanity’s epic and horrific struggles that we experience and witness daily. As life reveals an exquisite intimacy among all phenomena, it is self-evident that we are the victims of our own exploitation. Many of us share the belief that humanity and its institutions must evolve and respond appropriately to the life-sustaining demands of our reality.
• As life is far more complex than a race to see who can accumulate the most in the least amount of time, commerce must, above all, be grounded in respect for people and our environment. It is time.
• As we do not have time, energy and resources to squander fighting with one another as individuals or nation states, politics must, above all, and with an unequivocal sense of urgency, find common ground. We have severe, urgent, and complicated problems that must be addressed cooperatively and constructively. It is time.
• As the ancient mentality of “my truth and tribe versus your truth and tribe” has resulted in nothing but interminable conflict and chaos, religious thought must, above all, support universal benevolence. It is time.
• As exclusivity and segregation have served only to separate us superficially, social interaction must, above all, be inclusive and integrated as to mirror the interconnected phenomenon and structure of life itself. It is time.
It is time to find comfort in our own individuality, joy in real life relationships with each other, and healing respect for our extraordinary environment. These are the dictates of the reality of our existence. Our behavior must be characterized not by fear, greed, power, control, immediate gratification, self-centeredness, authoritarianism, and denial of inequality, but by health in all of its dimensions, kindness toward each other and other nation states, and reverence for our life-sustaining environment and the web of life.
We are each a cell in the body of humanity. The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wholeness of each of us together determines the health and wholeness of humanity. It matters not how much money we have or earn, what size home in which we live, what kind of vehicle we drive, how many academic degrees we have accumulated, what achievements we may have accomplished, or what our title or position is. Nor does it matter our gender, race, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. What matters is whether or not we are kind to one another.
In the final analysis, in every way conceivable, we are linked to our environment. We are one people bound together and dependent upon one body of natural resources. If we destroy our environment, we destroy ourselves. In time, ecological systems will regenerate, but we will be gone. Nature will have eliminated us.
While it is true that we have free will to act as we please, in an interrelated interdependent world the consequences are fixed. Our only choices are, in fact, to honor that which sustains and optimizes life and prosper together, or violate that which sustains and optimizes life and suffer together. Our common destiny and sense of survival summons us to evolve and advance toward our higher potential. Nature will go its own course with or without us. Our course depends upon our choices.
The hunger among us for security, serenity, and peace impels us to bring forth a new humanity and launch a new era in human history. We have the knowledge and technological means to reduce ignorance and suffering and to expand knowledge and justice. It is within our powers to restore our planet, sustain humanity, and advance our civilization. We can bequeath to posterity a beautiful planetary home in which all people enjoy a peaceful, wholesome, and joyful existence. All of this lies within our abilities. When we will it to happen, it will happen. Let us will it. Now.
Let us, individuals and organizations, with passionate hearts and clear and resolute minds, resolve to bring forth a more compassionate and content humanity. Let the following define the legacy of our time.
• That we acknowledge the essential oneness of humanity – in all its diverse expressions.
• That we revere life, support universal benevolence, and insist upon sustainable industry.
• That we support an equitable sharing of the Earth’s resources.
• That we commit to the reduction of ignorance, illiteracy, hunger, poverty and disease.
• That we seek and support a compassionate and just society.
• That we demand that our planetary resources be restored and sustained.
• That we support unprecedented international cooperation.
At this time in the evolution of humanity all of this is easily within our perception and grasp. It is time.
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