10 Apr Space for Conscious Evolution
In the recent times there has been a lot of awareness of the ecology around us. I get to see and hear many of us being genuinely (and many more as a matter of fad) concerned about endangered flora and fauna around us.
What bothers me, however, is that not too many of us even bother to consider human kind as being a significant element of the evolving ecology, leave alone being concerned about its possible endangerment and extinction.
Extinction, primarily in functional terms and then may be in physical terms too. There is more and enough evidence of how changing habitats (economic and otherwise) and frozen habits (egoic – need / fear driven) of some human kinds made them go almost extinct, particularly post 9/11.
The organizational environment (promoted by inorganic mergers and acquisitions) most of us are exposed to, in the current business context may also threaten our survival as ‘human beings’. Notwithstanding the creature comforts that they enable for their employees, most such organizations are yet to do much to allay the feeling of hollowness and fear that most of their associates get in touch with, deep down, sometimes, in their being ‘human’.
To top it all are the overall environmental pollutants like eroded values and all-pervasive endemic diseases like corruption and crime.
Do we still remain in a state of ostrich-like complacency, believing that we are much beyond the ambit of evolution? Or we choose to share the concern and sense of urgency of Ekhart Tolle:
“The transformation of human consciousness is no longer a luxury, so to speak, available to only a few isolated individuals, but a necessity if humankind is not to destroy itself.
At the present time, the dysfunction of the old consciousness and the arising of the new are accelerating. Paradoxically, things are getting worse and better at the same time, although the worse is more apparent because it makes so much “noise”.”
As a response to a certain calling, I feel being drawn to making happen a space for Conscious Evolution. An enabling space in the physical and other realms for individuals to move forward in their journey of Conscious Evolution. You may want to think of it as a sanctuary, a school or a contemporary “ashram”.
To me, it is a movement calling for convergence of energies.
Please feel free to contribute whatever you envision. Your creative inputs, thoughts, questions – all are welcome.