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?
We don’t drive around in vehicles that are thousands of years old. We don’t see chariots being driven down our streets. Yet, we cling to belief systems that are literally thousands of years old. These beliefs are products of the infancy of our intelligence.
As a consequence, many of us exist in a world of fiction and fantasy. We do not understand our reality and the behavioral demands of our reality. We do not recognize the security and joy that can be found in the oneness in which we exist – the unity in our diversity – instead, we create all kinds of divisions…all kinds of tribes. We have nation-state tribes, political party tribes, religious tribes, corporate tribes, ad infinitum. And we war with each other.
As a consequence, we exist not more secure but less secure. We have created a destructive and unsustainable momentum that must be arrested and reversed if we are going to sustain our species and advance our civilization. We need a new understanding of the way our world works, the architecture of life, and what is truly sacred in our world.