An Interconnected World
Written by Sujantra
The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.
Our lives are dependent upon our environment. Awareness and actions based on an understanding of this interconnectedness, this web of life of which we are a part, will bring personal happiness and help solve the challenges that society faces. For example, our bodies depend on the environment we live in, and we as persons rely on our society, educational system, medical system and social groups that surround us.
When society fissures into them and us, our tribe versus their tribe, our nation versus their nation; then selfish conflicts ensue, often giving rise to war and human beings killing other human beings.
When we separate ourselves from our emotions, and our hearts from our minds, then illness and unhappiness ensue.
The future of humanity, and of the planet, is determined by each one of us and by our collective consciousness. The more awareness we have of our dependence on nature and society the more humility we will have. From our humility will arise actions which will benefit our society and the planet.
We cannot live without clean air, water and food. We cannot thrive without friends and community. Life is suffering without peace of mind. We are all together on this marvelous planet whirling through space. We are more blessed than we know.
Allow your thoughts and actions to stem from that awareness, and you will be doing your part on this great journey.