May 2, 2013
Our hierarchical social structures and our economy were created by our competitive striving to materially outdo each other. We are reaching physical limits now that make the necessity of changing this premise increasingly apparent. China is facing an environmental and social catastrophe, the West is facing a psychological crises as the emptiness of our way of life expresses itself as depression, violence, anxiety and the attendant widespread use of pharmaceuticals, alcohol and street drugs to cope with the existential dis-ease. Everywhere the old social structures are crumbling in a planetary seismic shift. We have competed each other into an untenable , unsustainable situation which we will now have to help each other out of. We are in the beginning phase of a spiritual revolution that will create a society and economy built on cooperation and sustainability; a planetary culture based not on material accumulation and gross national products, but on moral development, psychological growth, and spiritual progress.We can see the new sprigs and buds of this new world popping up naturally inside us and around us; cultivate these and we will indeed grow our way out of our present unpleasantness.