207 – How do we get back on track?

The progress we were making early in our evolution towards developing an intellect capable of understanding, not only our relationship with our own selves but our relationship with the Universe from which we are nurtured into Life, was derailed by Greed – unreasonable, unsatisfiable, destructive, and selfish greed for power and material possessions that has thrown us into an environmental crisis of global proportions.

For reasons that elude Reason, as humankind assured its survival when becoming the dominant species on Earth, the pace and essence of trying to understand our self-reflective intellect and our relationship with the Universe from which we are engendered, was somehow trampled by Greed – Contention overruled Nurture.

It so that the great majority of our schools teach children not the arts of Understanding ourselves, but those of Craving.

This is at the root of humankind’s monumental paradox: It has taken us eons of evolutionary time to grow consciously aware of our capacity to reflect upon ourselves and our presence in the world, and yet we allow Greed to kill it.

How do we get back on track? How do we sever ourselves from what clouds our Reason? How?

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2 Responses to “207 – How do we get back on track?”

  1. Mundo says:

    Kirk, I watched the presentation by Brene Brown on TED. Thanks for recommending it – truly insightful and visionary – and Yes, a willingness to accept the reality of how vulnerable we are would be an answer to the question I pose on the Post. But in my view, there is an insurmountable barrier for us, as a species, to set that as a goal and try to achieve it; that barrier is the almost universal expectation that the male of our species must be strong, contentious, and should not show emotion nor vulnerability – boys don’t cry – because they are a sign of weakness. Therefore, in a world led more and more by strongmen with absolutely no inclination to show signs of vulnerability and emotion other than intransigence and anger, we are fast approaching our reckoning with Nature.
    Mundo

  2. kirk says:

    Mundo, one part of the answer to your question on how do we get back on track is contained in the Brene Brown TED Talk
    : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o;

    Each being willing to be vulnerable to be connected with others.
    Just a thought.

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