The Wheel is Still in Spin

No. I’m not a hypocrite. I do eat meat ever so often and that is yet another good reason to stop for 6 minutes and ponder on the foundations on which we have established society and our way of live.

To which degree do ends justify the means for something? Is there another way? A better way? One that is not so wholesomely disrespectful of life?

If the very essence of our survival is based on violence, how could we not be a violent species? If nothing else, it makes one wonder.

A New Age of Human Consciousness.

There are often flashes, here and there that we might, in fact, be entering a new age of human consciousness. A slow, but steady global change towards renewable energies (in Europe, United States and Asia) might mean a greener future in decades to come and a total abolition of  all polluting and dangerous sources of energy; a decrease in gun sales, even one as small as 5% is positive news, reflecting the decrease in military expenditure and a postponement of weapon programmes both in North America and Western Europe; and all the hands that join every single day around the world in meaningful campaigns to save the environment are definite proof that if we will it, we can make it happen.

We are indeed a young species, with much to learn and comprehend and higher values to acquire as a race, but maybe that’s is just part of the trip.

In an intriguing Care2.com article, author Jurriaan Kamp follows this line of thought from the early days when oxygen was a poisonous gas produced by the first bacterial life on Earth, millions of years ago. Her view at our present situation is quite keen:

“Perhaps environmental pollution, global warming and the painful gap between the rich and the poor do not constitute the major challenges of our civilization. Perhaps the real challenge lies in the way humankind meets the world—that is, in human consciousness. Consciousness is what makes us unique in the history of evolution.”

(read the full article here)

Thus here we are… The beginning of the song, the raw block of white marble, the canvas waiting to be brushstroked to perfection with every color of the world. As the article concludes:

“Humanity stands at the threshold of a new era: the era of consciousness. After conquering the external world, we are ready to discover our inner selves.”