44 – What is it going to take?

For thousands of years Humanity has striven to find answers to the questions immortalized by the artist Paul Gauguin in one of his most beautiful paintings:

• Where do we come from?
• What are we?
• Where are we going?

My well-researched yet tentative answers to these questions are:

Where do we come from? We emerge … more or less pre-designed yet endowed with a certain degree of freedom to effect change … out of the same Primordial Force into which we will all ultimately return.
What are we? We are highly complex congregations of myriad living forms temporarily fused together into the phenomenon of the Self.
Where are we going? Our Body … the physical compound of myriad elements gathered together to give us energy and structure … ultimately dissipates back into the environment from which it came into existence. But the Self … the Soul, the Energy, the Mind, the Thinker, the Creator, the Architect, the powerful Force that gives us the capacity to direct not only our lives but those of others … may continue into the Future transformed into another form of existence parallel in significance to the magnitude of our Feat: What we have accomplished, what we have not. Darwin’s and Einstein’s contributions to human knowledge transformed them into new and self-generating forces that continue to shape our understanding of Reality.

The Need to Transcend is innate in us. We are impregnated in varying degrees with a natural urge to leave a mark in the word – a monument, an action, new descendants, new creations, new ideas – that may live beyond our existence. This Need is what gives us the power to transform our world. This is how we can transcend into the Future.

We are like a stream of water through which Knowledge runs and expands. And like a stream, we are made out of ever-changing natures that flow and ebb into forces that can be great or small, simple or complex, violent or tender, creative or destructive … forces that have the potential to affect and transform the course of Evolution.

But the transcendental power of our actions threatens established religious and economic dogma, and is therefore obliterated through the indoctrination and re-enforcement of absurdities like:

1. If we unquestioningly believe in a bizarre worldview that claims to have the ‘mandate of a higher power’ to keep us fearful and divided, then we will be granted a reward in a fantastical afterlife where we adore a cruel and cranky old man for all ‘eternity’, or
2. If we blindly follow an economic doctrine of unsustainable growth and unbounded consumerism, then we will all be granted Freedom and Happiness, even if it is obvious that Capitalism, fueled by Greed and Selfish Individualism, is throwing more and more of us into desperation, servitude and fear.

What is it going to take for us to see the obvious evidence that Organized Religion and the glorification of Greed and Selfishness are the cause of Divisiveness, Hate, Destruction and Death?

What is it going to take for us to understand that most religious, political and economic leaders do not give a damn about our plight but care only about their wealth and the hegemony of their destructive doctrines?

What is it going to take for us to reach a level of maturity where we overcome the dominance of destructive paradigms that see human beings as disposable and gullible commodities, so we can instead advance creative paradigms that see us as decidedly under the pangs of Evolution yet clearly endowed … each one of us … with the capacity to shape the Future?

What is it going to take?

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