What do we want most for our children, ourselves and the world?
To evolve beyond creating a world dominated by the idea of predators and victims, a what-works-best-for-me world, we must stop letting thoughts of fear, separation, scarcity and competition dominate our thinking. We must stop using money, power, and privilege as a dominant measure of success. Think about it. This belief structure is amoral. When enough money is never enough and every way of making money is justified, there is no forethought or rules of conduct to make it work for everyone. Is creating a world of “winners and losers” what we want? It’s certainly not what I want. One way to move beyond this construct is acknowledge that we’re all in this together. By doing so, we take everyone and everything into consideration. In addition, not only do we acknowledge our oneness with and separation from All That Is, we accept that we’re not only products of creation; we’re creation itself!
Questions to Ask Ourselves
■ What works best and makes us happiest as individuals? (What is the best way to fulfill our own unique potential in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both products of creation and creation itself?)
■ What works best and makes us happiest in terms of business and commerce? (In other words, what is the best way to produce, share, and distribute goods and services to sustain the health and well-being of humanity and the planet?)
■ What is our purpose in life? (What works best and makes us happiest in terms of living, loving, learning and evolving?)
■ What works best and makes us happiest in terms of our relationship with the environment? (If we depend on the love and support of nature, how should we treat it?)
■ What works best and makes us happiest in terms of how we treat each other and ourselves as individuals and nations?)
In life and business, how often do we ask: is what I’m doing worthy of my ideals? Do my thoughts and actions improve the quality of life or undermine it? Do they improve humanity’s chances for survival or threaten it? What works best and makes us happiest in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both products of creation and creation itself?
Learning, for me, includes doing for myself what others will not or cannot do, if I consider something important enough. Currently, it includes developing a new story of Being and Creation, one that answers all my questions, not just a few. I also like Mahatma Gandhi’s thought: “You must be the change you wish to see in (yourself and) the world.”
We can live for the love of being and creation or run from the fear of suffering and death, two basic impulses. One orientation is based on ideas like oneness, cooperation, and sharing, while the other is based on ideas like separation, competition and exploitation. What works best and makes you happiest? Again, what do we want most for our children, ourselves and the world?
Roger Peterson, Pete – https://realtalkworld.com
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
What we think and feel about ourselves and All That Is forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.
In other words, we create reality from what we believe about ourselves and All That Is.
If we don’t CONSCIOUSLY choose our beliefs, we unconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, shouldn’t we question them?
The more we love, understand, and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat others and the world.
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of our experience. Look for them!