“Will this shift be a “break down” or “break through?” How are we defining this incredible evolutionary moment; how will it look, and what is it going to take to successfully cross our wave trough?
Just as an individual must be open minded to open the doors to personal transformation, so must a society be open-minded to transform our social systems. To do this requires a change of attitude in relation to our values and loyalty to a given group. We now have to visualize ourselves as a member of the whole of humanity, and not just a limited group of familiar traditions and values.
It is important to emphasize that I’m not in any way asking anyone to stop their any personal work when I say we must focus on the good of the whole. The fact that we must begin shifting our focus from Descartes’s “I think therefore I am,” to the Ubuntu philosophy of “I am because you are;” doesn’t mean we stop worrying about our inner personal transformation.
If we are not regularly practicing some technique to improve ourselves, then we aren’t really doing much to transform. – Emanuel Kuntzelman