Why can’t our human family agree on a universal set of values?
It’s a problem.
Due to cultural differences and disparity in what we individually value, we can’t even agree on a standard of measure. Self-preservation? Scientific? Religious? Economic? Political?
When we serve only one or two standards of measure, arbitrary “rules” become self-serving weapons used as leverage to exploit the disadvantaged resulting in ridiculous human behavior.
What is deemed acceptable changes from century to century—even decade to decade. The line in the sand continually shifts because no two people see the world the same way. Why?
Most of humanity still lacks a rudimentary understanding of how our Universe operates holistically and relationally.
What does an advanced society know that we don’t?
The evolved see beyond separation consciousness where individuals believe the preservation of the self preserves the species. In unity consciousness, it’s understood the preservation of the species and our environment preserves the self.
If life’s prime directive is we are one, wouldn’t our universal guiding principle be . . .
The all-inclusive universal super moral value, sustainability mirrors nature, while simultaneously bonding you and me with the common good. Individualism and collectivism now reciprocally serve one another.
Sustainability is the morality of every facet of life rolled into one.
Scalability is the true test. If a value is out of balance, its demise becomes inevitable, toppling under the weight of the instability it creates. We will look at how this happens as we perform sustainability tests.
Meantime, there isn’t a human alive that can’t decipher right from wrong, good from bad, when put in terms of whether a choice serves the good of everyone. And that’s how this works.
Social issues such as abortion, birth control, capital punishment, capitalism, competition, public demonstrations, end of life choices, economic regulation, environmental mandates, fracking, global warming, internet neutrality, jihads, open-sourcing, outsourcing, preemptive strike, public benefits, retribution, suicide, transparency, torture, universal healthcare, war, . . .
Solutions can easily be deciphered by even a child.
Is what we value today sustainable?
With each choice or social issue, nothing is black or white. What you’re looking for is positive or negative predominance with long-term sustainability the optimal goal.
Using the above list of modern-day social issues, let’s try out our new, universal super-value in random order. Again, sustainability is simple enough, a child could be trained to solve the world’s problems in one afternoon.
Do unto others and you would have them do unto you.
The Golden Rule is recognized universally as the gold standard. Isn’t sustainability really love and the value that would finally unite us?
If sustainability is not your guiding principle, then you temporarily band-aid symptoms rather than addressing the root cause—which is unsustainable. It’s also important to note all solutions must themselves be sustainable.
An additional resource is Awakening Leadership‘s New Leadership Blueprint which brings helpful sustainability questions to complex situations. There is also a critical thinking skills bar graph for use in group settings. Sample questions include:
Your brilliant future is here now when you take complete responsibility for yourself and your local community, examining your choices for global impact. This is Humanity 2.0.
In the circle, or spiral, of life, every moment is purpose-driven and meaningful, therefore, so are you. The questions become, are you living your life consciously?
Taking responsibility means discernment at all times. You must take yourself off auto-pilot. Freedom carries with it great responsibility. The more responsible you are; the more freedom you are given.
The irony? Sustainability personified, rules become obsolete!
Humanity 2.0: It’s your time to thrive!
Originally published at www.yourbrilliantfutureherenow.com