We have to move away from the feudalism of our
modern society in which people are disempowered by the system and
by the nature of the institution.. People are losing there dreams
and yet this Millennium has been called the Millennium of the Mind.
We need to place value in an absolute sense on human potential.
This is essential in a world which appears to be biologically out
Our sciences whether they be ecological, physical,
medical, philosophical are out of control because e they are overspecialized
as scholasticism was in the Middle Ages when they tried to count
how many angels stand on the head of a needle. We have to stop compartmentalizing
everything just as the government thinks in terms of economic rationalism
and collateral damage rather than what it is to be a human being.
Our society is very rational and left brained. We need to become
whole brained, compassionate with an understanding of a total view
and fight against the establishment which is compartmentalized,
rigid and narrow and has no conception of dreams, ideals, and what
it is to be a human being.
The aim of the new paradigm is to enhance the
whole brained complete human being approach to ourselves, to our
society and to life in general so that we can fight against this
injustice and poverty of spirit around us in order that we may create
a better world.
On social, environmental and health fronts we
are confronting a critical transition. We are facing the results
of an epistemology which focuses on material and rational values,
human supremacy and competition for domination. Will this transition
be into chaos and destruction or will it be into the new paradigm
based on spiritual, ecological connectedness and cooperation.
The new paradigm, encompasses a consciousness
of oneness in which all life maintains itself at the expense of
everything else. In other words we are all connected -not separate.
The big turning is an integration of the human being with ecology
and technology. We need to see ourselves as inextricably connected---mind,
body, spirit, society, environment in which we take a holistic approach
to ourselves and our relationship with society and the environment.
This philosophy of oneness is indeed our Common Ground---
Our aim is to contribute towards this next great
global step - The Final Frontier, acknowledging the common ground
of humanity and its connectedness with all life.
We travel together, passengers on a little
dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil,
committed for our safety to its security and peace,
preserved from annihilation only by the work, care,
and I will say the love we give our fragile craft.
We cannot maintain it half comfortable, half
have confident, half despairing, half slave to the ancient
enemies of mankind, half free in a liberation of resources
undreamed until this day. No craft, no crew can travel
safely with such vast contradictions. On their resolution
depends the security of us all.-
Suddenly, from behind the rim of the moon,
in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a
sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere
laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like
a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than
a moment to fully realize this is Earth . . . home.
"When the Earth is sick and the animals
have disappeared, there will come a tribe of peoples from all cultures
who believe in deeds, not words, and who will restore the Earth
to its former beauty. This tribe will be called the Warriors of
'A human being is part of the whole that we
call the universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences
in himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from
the rest a kind of optical illusion of his consciousness. This illusion
is a prison for us restricting us to our personal desires and to
affection for only the few people nearest to us. Our task must be
to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all living beings and all of nature.'