Optimism is good, obstinacy is not. 2020 is done and dusted. People waited the year out for things to go back to normal. Most of us are still waiting for the return of the normal we’ve known, and to get vaccine shots so we can go back to familiar, ‘business as usual’ lives.
These recently approved vaccines — Moderna, Pfizer-BionTech and Oxford-Astrazeneca — will probably protect us humans from the COVID-19 virus. Going by the enthusiastic anticipation of the vaccine, it almost seems like we believe it will also inoculate us against the ills of our species, whereas, at best…
The only chance we have is for each of us to individually mend our ways. Our leaders have no skin in the game to care. Think regenerative. Act regenerative. Now.
By the end of the last century, humanity may have exceeded the earth’s carrying capacity. The problem, it seems, has to do with the uniquely human byproducts of technological advancement, like systematic habitat destruction. We appear to be using technology in a way that defeats its own purpose. Add to this “the massive intrusions into the ecological systems around the world, fuelled by corporate greed [that] have fragmented these systems and fractured the web of life.”
From my piece, Why Covid-19 is not the problem and the vaccine is not the solution. https://sunilmalhotra.medium.com/why-covid-19-is-not-the-problem-and-the-vaccine-is-not-the-solution-2aad0f7e31de
Great piece. “Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is the God he’s worshipping.” ~Hubert Reeves. (Canadian-French Astrophysicist)
…future of our species, much of the diversity of life, and the continued evolution of consciousness. If we achieve this ‘momentous leap’ (Graves, 1974) in human self-awareness, what lies ahead of us is the promise of a truly regenerative, collaborative, just, peaceful and equitable human civilization that flourishes and thrives in its diverse cultural and artistic expressions while restoring ecosystems and regenerating resilience locally and globally.
Daniel Christian Wahl
Preparing the yogic mind will be key to the coevolution of our species, not only with organic life but also with the coming of inorganic life forms such as AI.
Love that you say 'we have met the enemy and the enemy is us." This is reflected in my post Why Covid-19 is not the Problem and the Vaccine is not the Solution https://sunilmalhotra.medium.com/why-covid-19-is-not-the-problem-and-the-vaccine-is-not-the-solution-2aad0f7e31de
Earlier in 2020 I suggested that Back is NOT the Way Forward ... https://sunilmalhotra.medium.com/back-is-not-the-way-forward-cb63f99da9e5
Willis Harman, an invaluable mentor to me and many people, changed my work with a letter he wrote me in 1994. Willis urged me to continue speaking my message but warned me not to derive it solely from science. As he did with so many, he wanted me to understand the deeper premises of modern science, which, for all the “new science” hoopla, were anything but new. He encouraged me to explore the deeper values and premises of my work that were far more important than any science.
I contemplated his letter for months. I realized that I was using…
The critical difference between the disruption caused by #COVID-19 and almost every “similar” event in history is the current state of technology. The world has never been more connected: connectivity that has facilitated real-time collaborations across timezones, and equipped humanity with the unprecedented advantage of fighting the virus as one. And technologies that are accelerating simultaneously as they continue demonstrating an aspect of Moore’s Law (the well-known phenomenon of doubling in performance every 18 to 24 months), that technological growth is exponential. …