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Coronavirus: Inclusion Not Just a Pretty Slogan

By learning to balance the growing human ego against our interconnectedness, we will discover the positive forces nature has in store for us.

Photo by CDC on Unsplash
Photo by CDC on Unsplash

We’re heading into a new stage. This is about us making the transition from the egoistic/individualistic path we’re currently on, to the altruistic path where our thoughts and intentions are less centered on the self.

It is still only a transition phase at this point. We cannot yet grasp how all the crises — including the coronavirus, have caused the ego to feel that it’s in a very tight spot. The ego doesn’t like that because it likes feeling in control. It likes feeling free.

How can we go about achieving the breakthrough we need? And actually get started on the new path? We still don’t have that. We have a direction of course. But how to actually implement what’s ahead for us — we will need to learn some new things to ensure getting it right this time.

Many studies have already shown that social resilience also requires material resilience (economic, security, etc.) This is because social resilience eliminates gaps and enables the positive forces of nature to work with us more forcefully and effectively.

There is really no problem with the ego itself, or with anyone in particular. There is no particular problem with anyone in the world. We’re all feeling the same pressures from this latest crisis that is impacting every person on the planet.

So what is this really about? It’s about exercising our free choice. There is only a psychological transition between the egoistic and altruistic paths. So this is not about limiting ourselves in any way. Just the opposite. The main thing is to have fun, be in balance with ourselves, with our surroundings, and with everything we feel.

The advantage of the altruistic approach is that it encompasses all people, and the entire world. Because it is an approach that causes all the details to operate according to one rule: the individual and the collective are one and the same.

What does this mean? Inside of us we each maintain all our unique emotional, intellectual, and personal traits. But outside of us, we will organize ongoing support of the rule for all its details, for all human beings.

This will enable us to always balance the growing human ego against our interconnectedness, which is essentially where we will discover the positive forces. This is the new fuel source we all need, and the best way to prevent further disasters.

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