Giving birth to ourselves in a new, qualitatively much higher Human society
Question from the Internet:
How do you prepare for the future when life seems so uncertain right now because of the pandemic?
It is specifically the uncertainties that will help us prepare for the future.
We grow, develop only when we are challenged. As long as everything is going well, we want to stay put and relax. Only when we are under pressure when we are forced to change, to find solutions can we develop further.
So far we have looked at life as a “movie” we passively played our blind, instinctive “supporting role”, from the simple people of the street to leaders, experts.
Humanity has been stumbling from one vicious historic cycle to another, as in our generation we run from one crisis to the next.
As a result in our generation, we are facing a very realistic, unprecedented global disaster — that could be triggered on multiple fronts, through many different Human activities, at any moment — that could wipe out most of the Human species (wars, natural disasters, plagues, hunger, water shortage, unliveable planet…).
This could potentially awaken us, push us out of the previous blind, instinctive, “humanoid existence” so we could finally start using our unique Human intellect, consciousness, our ability for critical self-assessment, and initiating self-change.
For millennia we have been trying to change the world around us, we tried all possible variations of governing, social, economic systems, religions, teachings — failing in all. In our times we have failed with liberal parliamentary democracy and free-market capitalism — we all thought would suit Humanity best, offering a sustainable way to build societies.
But our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, addictive, excessively consuming nature ruins everything.
And we won’t be able to find solutions to any of our problems, we will not be able to safeguard our collective, Human survival unless first of all we bravely look into a “brutally honest mirror” — recognizing, accepting what desires, intentions truly drive all of us, and then we willingly consent to change ourselves — instead of changing others or the systems around us — until we become able to rebuild Human society on new foundations!
Thus our present uncertainty, deepening crisis, combined with the vast historic experience and available method of correction, should help us in this rebuilding and progress towards a much better, safer, fairer, more successful, and sustainable Human existence.
In a way, the pain, anxiety, pressure we feel today are like “birth pangs” before we give birth to a new Human civilization, which will be aligned, adapted to the vast, fully integrated Natural system we exist in.