A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors.Dalai Lama
Sounds very Ninth Wave, doesn't it?
I love it that whether people know anything about the Mayan Calendar, astrology, religion, philosophy...any of it...the trend is toward an understanding that we need to get our collective act together and be--well...a collective.
The question always remains: Will we manage to get it soon enough to make a difference? Soon enough that we don't destroy each other and the planet?
What I find interesting is how difficult most of us find it to be good, kind, and loving to others we perceive to be the most unlike us and to ourselves. It's much easier to be good, kind, and loving to those we like--those close to us.
And here's the thing...we are all us. No difference. Usually the problem we have with loving ourselves is the same one we have with those we perceive as so very different--the things we don't like that are in our face.
The Beloved loves us anyway. We are after all the beloved to the Beloved, are we not? Guess it is time to grow up.