The ‘human saga’ has been one of an evolving complexity. From the time civilization began, we have been compounding our world of ideas (and their manifestations) into what we have believed constituted ‘progress.’
In the midst of this activity, means of organizing ourselves became necessary in the midst of the plethora of concepts (and myriad machinations) in order to bring some kind of order to a now perceived ‘cacophony of possibilities.’
This means of compartmentalizing this ‘milieu of the mind’ gave birth to the formation of IDEOLOGIES, which are essentially systems of beliefs, creeds, doctrines, dogmas, ideals, principles, thoughts, etc. that would constitute the world of human knowledge.
But where minds were once overwhelmed with information and needed to develop ways of organizing them, we are now faced with a condition of excessive and conflicting IDEOLOGIES that are threatening the very fabric of our civilization.
We are essentially at war with ourselves as ‘this -ology’ or ‘that -ism’ strives for dominance; and the most frightening side of this conflict is that people are willing to invoke hate in the process leading to disrespect, marginalization, and even violence.
While I have written previously, and do honestly believe, that these evolutions are designed to promote a more enlightened and illumined society, I do not feel that we are called to simply let it play out without any sense of responsibility. The Creation Story in Genesis states very clearly that, “God gave humans dominion” over the earth, and we are therefore accountable for the ideologies we embrace, and our subsequent enactments (and re-enactments).
Let us therefore engage an ‘Examination of Conscience’ for the history of humanity:
How have we done as caretakers of the earth?
How have we treated one another?
How have we honored our Creator during our tenure here?
I believe it is very clear, that while there have been some very wonderful advancements, we also have a very long way to go before we can honestly believe and say that we have done well.
What then is the answer? Wherein lies the cure?
My thoughts, feelings, and inspirations regarding this matter are these:
1) We do well to first identify that IDEOLOGIES have indeed become a serious problem in our world today, and commit to purposeful change.
2) Next, let us assess our own personal devotion to IDEOLOGIES, and our tendency to value and honor them to the point that we fall out of charity, and even common-sense.
3) Lastly, may we free ourselves from the limitations and bondage of these mindsets and open our hearts and minds to the very real possibility of simplification, integration, and diversity.
It is time to settle the riddle of duality, embrace a balanced multiplicity, and learn to once again live in greater UNITY.
May the PRESENCE and LOVE of GOD become our TRANSCENDENT REALITY that replaces our limited, conflicting, and segregating IDEOLOGIES.
Life, Light, & LOVE,