Ancient traditions across the globe view time as a never-ending dance of cycles – great waves of energy sweep across the universe perpetually; past and future, waves without beginning and end, creating what in Yogic Cosmology is called Kalpas. Cycles of immense duration; each translating into 4.3 billion human years (which is surprisingly close to calculations for our solar system, by modern science).
In the language of physics time and space merge creating a unit we call ‘space-time continuum’, which are the ripples on the quantum ocean that makes our universe possible.
There are re-occurring ideas, across cultures, that these waves of time and the history that happens within them, repeat as cycles within cycles.
Now let’s look at an other angle.
If an artist creates a beautiful sculpture, he destroys at the same time the block of marble, the tree trunk or the lump of clay that he is working with. One form one shape is destroyed while another is created.
Creation and dissolution go hand in hand in permanent motion.
We are trained to only look at Creation – a part of this dance; the dance of time, the dance of Kala we call Kali!
The waves creating the cycles through which our universe moves, expand and contract, creating and dissolving; being in permanent motion. I like the simple but impressive story, that tells of the breath of Brahman, with the exhalation leaving his throat - the breath creates the universe until the Turning point, when the in-breath dissolves creation back into the throat of Brahman hence it came.
This cycle of time, this cycle of creation, this cycle of existence is repeated on many levels:
by the simple breath in us; by the breath of the earth, the breath of the universe, the breath of Kalpas. A pioneering Astronomer (C. Sagan) said about Indian thoughts, that it is rooted in the idea that “the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite number, of death and rebirths”. J.M. Jenkins, a cosmologist said: “our distant ancestors understood the true astronomical meaning behind the doctrine of World Ages”.
Indeed, we live in an ever changing universe of cycles…not as we, in modern times, have been led to believe,- in a linear world!
We breath in cycles, the ocean rises and falls in cycles, the birds migrate in cycles, women live by their cycles, the phases of the moon appear in cycles etc. etc. Within the great cycles of time, are ever smaller cycles within cycles within cycles of existence.
Ancient traditions have always known this, whether we look at the Mahabhharata or the oral traditions of the American Indians, who honor the cycles of life in numerous ways; as for example in the sacred hoop or the medicine wheel. There are numerous cultures which mark the cycles with rites of passage.
Change, permanent change….that is the nature of the manifesting power of existence, of the Goddess Chit-Shakti. We call HER in ‘Yoga-speak’ Prakriti; the female Principle. The awareness of this permanent change from - form to form; transition of times and the events that happen within, includes transitions of cultures and marks the rise and fall of civilizations. All of this has always been on the mind of the Wise.
From ancient times Indian Wise ones have talked about the Yugas, (you all heard of the Kali Yuga); Mayans talked of the “long Count”; South American Indians and Africans talk of Ages ruled by one of the five Elements etc…all these mark cycles of time.
But these waves or cycles are not finite, as dissolution and beginning happens at the same time. Such times of transition have their scientific counterpart.
Our solar system is moving through the shortest part of an orbit that looks like a flattened circle. At the most distant point of this oval, it turns.
Wherever we are on this orbit determines how the cosmic energies effect this globe, i.e. the rise and fall of life and conditions on earth; the expansion and contraction for example of its energy-fields, its magnetic fields etc.
These cycles have a natural rhythm, they happen according to cosmic laws; these laws we call sanathana dharma; science refers to them as “the urge to Symmetry”! one of the three major powers that manifest our universe.
On a small scale modern science calls this repetition of pattern “fractals”.
We acknowledge this, but wear blinkers when it applies to us, to our time, our lives. We don’t even acknowledge the changes in our own lives, living as though we are permanent, much less acknowledging the changes in the big cycles, the cycles of universes and aeons…
Energies move in patterns, in waves in cycles.
Because they are repetitive, follow laws, we can study them. In fact the Nobel prize-winning physicist Paul Dirac captured this by saying: “God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world”. A notion we have heard from Swami Veda, pointing out that mathematics began with ancient Meditators of India. They discovered the patterns of the universe, became aware of the symmetry and therefore knew and saw that, what we call “the Ages of the world”. These cycles mean: we live in a world of permanent change and we have to change with Her if we want to survive, its called adaptation; or evolution, if you prefer - spiraling upwards so as to become truly human!
Earth in its long existence has gone through reoccurring phases of dramatic change….
Two simple examples: a core examples in the mud of the river Thames in London, have shown that London used to have a climate like Malaysia, with umple tropical plants!
Scientists have taken core examples of the Antarctic and thus found records of periodic changes of the earth-magnetic-field! Now this is exciting!!!!
Without going into great theories about pole-shifts, cosmic rays and sun-winds of the ever changing universe, we understand, that, when these cosmic events happen more sun-energy reaches the earth’s surface; lands, ocean and the atmosphere, heat up which sets events into motion, we call climate change. That happens periodically- in cycles!
The warmer temperatures begin to melt the polar ice, so that huge amounts of water are released changing the ocean levels, their temperature and their salt content .
This happens on a cyclic basis, even when there is no human activity to contribute.
The effect of those happenings on the life we know…depends on what forms/societies/ environments/living-conditions - we have created that are able to deal with this.
Just like we can predict the course of a star or a planet, or the seasons – the cycle nature means, we can predict the conditions that will effect us. But HOW they will effect us, depends on how we are prepared to deal with it.
What seems to be certain , is that we live in times of a Turning-point! That means we have to consider, two major issues: One: There is permanent change and transformation of the universe, which we are part of. Secondly: We, humans - play a part in how these changes will effect us.
In short, our world is changing, and possibly with greater intensity than in recent history! Yet we seem blind to it, because our societies /we suffer from collective “acedia” – a word borrowed from St. Benedict’s insights. (Latin for carelessness and apathy – not caring to know) We seem to have collectively lost the inclination to be aware/ self-aware!
Awareness is the highest human component; yet we neglect it, choose to be blind! That is scary!!! Pretending it’s not there –we can’t work with it- BUT , you might say: there are more people then ever aware of the situation, the movements to safe our environment, i.e. the call for Sustainability! Is greater than ever.
OK; let’s look at it; what does it mean?
Sustainability = sustain = to keep up, to hold, to support, to endure….(Oxford dictionary)
Thus sustainability is preserving the status Quo!
What status Quo? Swami Rama of the Himalayas, says we must not be afraid to “ask uncomfortable questions”; What does it mean to preserve in an ever-changing world? To hold on to what? What we have????
“WE” means who? If you live in a nice environment, amongst healthy tall trees, butterflies and bees, birds singing and the sea looking beautiful and iridescent blue… “We” have enough to eat, a house a car or two or three! Yes, I will work for sustainability …may many generations after me enjoy the same!
However, if I live in a devastated part of Palestine, in a draught-ridden part of Africa or Australia - unable to grow the food I and my children need to live…what is there to sustain?
Sustainability becomes an easily accepted concept for well off people!
“I am alright Jack, and I want to keep it that way! We want to keep living as we are used to! But what does sustainability mean to those who have not ?
Sustain their misery, their barren fields or flooded villages! Their poverty? We forget that there are more refugees from areas that cannot produce their own food anymore due to environmental changes, than refugees from wars! At present, there are 25 million people environmental refugees!
Almost 2 (1.8) billion people live in areas of severe water shortage; that’s nearly 1/3 of people! In Gansu province, China 4000 villages are at present in the process of being buried under sand, because of the expanding Gobi desert. We know about the Sahara…but cut parts of the world simply from our awareness! And the media- do their best to support our ignorance and acedia!
On the other hand floods and rising ocean levels threaten to erase whole nations, causing its people to become refugees.
Further the rising temperatures melt the Tundra in Alaska and Siberia; this lets houses, streets, even towns sink into Bog – as well as freeing billions of tons of Methan Gas; it bubbles up like “soda from a can” in vast areas, forming Greenhouses gases on a larger scale than any human caused emission. (That is scary!) A natural event! A slow motion time-bomb and we can’t shut it off!
All of the above cause humans to move, and yes, the movements of people has always happened - but never on the present scale, simply because of the masses of population! 6.8 Billion and counting.
And they are by no means evenly distributed… so which corner of the globe do we have in mind when we talk about sustainability…!
We want to sustain a standard that We/ I /you have reached…but what about the rest of humanity? So, what do we mean when we talk about stustainability? Wikepedia talks about sustainability in 2 ways:
In ecology the word describes how “biological systems REMAIN diverse and productive over time. –“ which means for humans, it is “the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which in turn depends on the well being of the natural world and the responsible use of natural resources.”
Which part of the globe is “maintaining long term well –being? – wellbeing on who’s scale?
What is the state of the natural resources and the biological systems that we want to maintain… … the acid oceans producing poisoned fish ?
Wikipedia continues : “There is abundant scientific evidence that humanity is living unsustainably,” Which part of humanity is living un- sustainable ? They that have? What about the rest, the vast majority!
We need to change /“re-organising living conditions etc.” NOT SUSTAIN - but change! First become aware, than adapt to changed conditions! We need to adjust our individual lifestyles to conserve and share natural resources. And that on an unprecedented scale!
The call to Sustainability is seriously questionable. What is there to sustain, our world is in peril! “For hundreds of millions of people in countries from Brazil, to India, to China economic expansion and globalization has meant freedom from grinding poverty” However that process is now threatened because of the way some nations use resources, excessive, damaging the global ecosystem! “We must seek not only to preserve ...but extend hope and sufficient resources to all of humanity. NOT just those that have!!!!” (but all of Humanity!) (National Geographic, 2010) . We must seriously RETHINK and learn how to share!
It’s not about keeping, holding and supporting what is – but finding out where to go from here? (This was the problem vented at the Conference in Kopenhagen last year!)
And yet, sustainability is defined as meaning “certain policies and strategies that maintain the present need of certain societies without compromising “the ability of future generations to meet their needs. “ This is manipulative eye-wash….by rich countries around the globe!!!!
From a global perspective of One HUMANITY we don’t even meet the needs of the present generation….! Swami Rama writes in his book: Call to humanity: “ Humanity is suffering from its ego-born differences and inequalities!”…” Humanity needs a moral and intellectual revitalization!” BUT like our Status Quo: we, the wealthy and healthy want to keep what we got, and cultivate blindness to the changes of Nature and conveniently discard that human activity contributes and accelerates these natural changes. – The amazing root of this attitude is, that we separate Nature and human beings… not getting it, that we are ONE! We are Nature!!!!
One extraordinary observation of Nature concerns the magnetic fields of the earth. It wraps around the world shielding it from harmful cosmic rays; it emanates from the iron-rich core of the earth; it influences many things including temperature differences between inner and outer layers of the earth. Recent research shows that this magnetic core is rapidly changing its shape! These shifts happen periodically and have a strong impact on humans. The iron rich platelets in our blood react to magnetism, effecting the human brain and nervous system. This too, happens naturally; and you know it - magnetic shifts associated with the moon, have an effect on human brains, moods etc. Satellite observations and recordings in recent history have shown two extraordinary peaks of increased electromagnetic fields of the earth. The two dates were the death of princess Diana in 1997 and “9/11/ 2001” .The human heart generates the strongest magnetic field in the body; hence times of “strong collective emotions have a measurable impact on the earth’s magnetic field.” (G.Rein; M Atkinson; R Mcraty: Physiological and Psycholiogical effects of compassion and Anger”Journal of advanced medicine / website update 2008)
So far by-en-large, humans have developed their body and educated the left part of their brain, may be it is time to develop our Emotions! The Heart!
The Yogis knew the importance of this …. The above observation proves that , if we as humanity unite, we can change the world. (Full-moon meditation , our “Peace on Earth Meditation” have a serious effect on the betterment of our globe. see Global Coherence Project/Global Consciousness project/ Princeton University)
Listen to this: We are born with the power to harmonize our bodies with the life-sustaining fields of the earth in such a way that we can aliviate suffering…the way to do so is through the silent language of the heart.”(Gregg Braden” Fractal Time).
So what do we get from all these different threads:
Firstly, (put into ‘Yoga-speak’): Nature, the power of manifestation we call Prakriti or the feminine Principle, is permanently moving in cycles of evolution and devolution. We have little influence on HER cycles.; yet - we are part of them, part of this Nature, part of the “Movement of Life”- and not above it, as Masters that “have dominion over….” As such we need to know where in the cycle we are and with that awareness take the next step.!!!!
Meaning: It is time for us “to move beyond a world of separate little egos fighting for their slice of the pie --- to a world based on our deep interconnection, infused with grace, magic, and beauty.” (The Shift) Or in the words of Swami Rama:
“Today personal salvation cannot be dissociated from salvation of humanity”
We need to change ourselves to flow with the movement. The foundations we lay, the way we behave has an effect on how tomorrow will take shape. We have great influence in how we, as humanity equip ourselves to live in this ever-changing world. “No matter what culture or tradition we come from…we need to cultivate forbearance, self-control; generosity and compassion…the essence of civilization lies in cultivating these VIRTUES” (SR.)
So what is the state of the world, where are we in the present cycle?
According to NASA scientists, the blue sphere we remember from the first astronaut’s pictures and lovingly call our blue planet…. Is no more! The ancient Sage Vashista, described that same globe to Rama – 1600 years ago! However THIS WAS the Globe!
In the four decades since taking the photo the earth has changed profoundly. Earth has in fact become a different planet…We observe :
There is 40 % less Ice on the “blue and white marble” than when the Apollo capsule took the picture! With larger areas , some as big as California, already bare rock. In 2009 the first Tundra fires (lands of permanent frozen earth) were recorded!
Now, 2010 - vast areas of brown discolor that “blue planet! i.e. signs of deforestation, whether naturally through fires or man made; increasing areas of draught and desertification.
Across the planet there is a Water problem; icecaps shrinking means rivers dry up; in the Himalayas the temperature rises annually, an area where temperatures hadn’t changed for ten millennia! (1/4 of food-producing soil has been degraded or misused.)
A couple of weeks ago: “The Times” run a story of how the Ganga is in danger of drying up. The same picture of melting glaciers, heated bare rock and drying river beds we find in all major mountain regions. This means : if rivers are drying - the supply of water to grow food…is not there, i.e. millions and billions of people starve as a result! More Refugees of climate changes!
On the other hand ocean levels rise, … that not only because of polar-ice melting (In 2008 in the Northwest passage the ice opened for the first time in human history!)- but because it rains more often due to water evaporating faster, (Good news for the water issue?- NO - because most of the heavy rains fall over the sea (I.e salt water) as a NASA study of 2008 reveals! Rising oceans mean millions and millions of people of low-lying areas around the world are increasingly without homes (Bangadesh is one example, the Maledives another) and food; Food? Yes - Oceans get acidified as they absorb the carbon dioxide released in the air, (man made or natural is not any more the question!) Already the ocean is more acid than anytime in the last 800 000 years…and mounting! Desalitation of ocean water ( although in its infancy…is already not enough anymore…) Acid Oceans mean less fish, less food! Meaning: More refugees of Climate Change..and mounting!!!
Anyway you can read all this in books and computers.
What is important here is to see, that the WORLD IS NOT ANYMORE what we are used to!
Have you woken up to this YET?
This not unprecedented… Think of the Harappa civilizations along the Saraswati - we read so much about in our Yoga books! It was buried in sands and the people wandered off to settle in the Valley of the Ganga .…Take into account the overpopulation, 7 Billion people (estimated in 10 years to go up to 11 billion)..where will we find a “ green valley to start again??? Don’t just read this data – allow yourself to think…what this means for us!!!! and our Children and future generations. Tomorrow begins with US! We have as human beings this tendency to keep Truth at an arm’s length and not take it to heart! Because we don’t want to change!!!!
Krishnamurti kept pointing out.. ”You understand, you know…but you don’t want to see the consequences. You don’t want to make it reality for yourself, you like being blind!”
So we resort to little measures : i.e. changing our light-bulbs and think we done our bit. We appeal to the politicians and their never ending conferences…to help! We appeal to industry to cut carbon emission… very well great! As long as I can still operate my washing machine, and the Air-CON; drive the car and fly on holidays !
Did you know that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Washington released a report in 2009 where physicists have proved:
Changes in surface temperature, rainfall and sea-levels are largely irreversible for more than a thousand years after carbon dioxide emissions are completely stopped!” (never mind limiting them to a safe level of 350 ; and we are far from that! From which ever angle we look --- man made or cosmic cycle -- our world has changed and will continue to change….! Infact we do not only live on a world of change, but “a world on FAST FORWARD”.
Only for the blind and deaf… the world is as it always was! Matter, World always changes! The cyclic nature of existence means ultimately Shakti will return to Shiva, Prakriti to Purusha ; the manifest universe into Divine consciousness which is unchanging, ever free…. Form will always return to formless; there always will be Cycles within Cycles …
And YES; Consciousness will prevail: I read a beautiful book called “the World without Us”… The conclusion, even without us, Dvine Consciousness remains and HE/SHE will find a new form of expressing herself!
Agreed…. But meanwhile, down at the Ranch: we live, our children live…How? What ever happens – we, humans have to co-operate, we are the instruments of the Divine Shakti have great influence in how, we as humanity equip ourselves to live with a changing world. Once we see – we have the right vision, the right knowing, we can act in the right way! - And there are many projects: i.e. innovative, often spiritual communities that try other ways of life, and they exists already across the globe from Danemark to Brazil; - there are countries and legislation to curtail production of life-stock and the meat industry.; - there are huge attempts to use alternative sources of power: i.e. solar and wind power. In China two entire cities are build from scratch using naught but solar power! - There are business which invest especially into ethical and green projects; - there are drives to stop deforestation of ancient forest, by planting harvestable forests; - there are great efforts to cut carbon emission an many ways; and so on. - there are many courses offered in colleges and universities on sustainability;
BUT all of these attempts are “trying to fix” the problem… Not change ourselves, or equip ourselves to live within an ever-changing world!
What can we do? Yoga has a unique contribution to make! Yoga and Buddhism have studied the human mind for thousands of years. They developed ways how to re-educate it, how to evolve the human potential. How to bring benevolent change! The Silas of Buddhism, and the Yamas and Niyamas of Yoga are of great help, to prepare the mind….to live from a sense of ONE-Ness. Not separate from the happenings of the earth…but one in the knowledge that we are all embodiment of the Divine Powers that act out their play .
The Tradition of the Himalayan Masters prepares our minds, to bringing harmony and peace to the mind, so that we can experience and live through what ever we meet in life, with peace, grace and beauty!
As there will be more challenges, as there will be more people, as there will be more extreme situations to deal with, is your mind prepared?
Is your Ego ready to let go? And put humanity first? As the Australian Aboriginals Say: For the Good of ALL!
“Are you willing to change to love others…rather than yourself?”
Are you working at making your mind a beautiful place? To beautify that instrument the practice of Yamas and Niyamas is essential!
The first and foremost principal of these is ahimsa; it is crucial for the goal of an undisturbed peaceful mind; practicing Ahimsa is the core; are we checking ourselves each day –
as to the practice of non- hurting. Avoiding anything that hurts others? Avoiding anything that brings imbalance, disharmony to anyone – including the planet!!!!! and yourself!
It starts and ends with realizing that we are all One…All is interconnected…people, animals, plants planet! How we behave, what we buy; what we eat; how we move about…all effects the entirety. Move, eat live, with that awareness!
How do you interact with a beggar, a boss, a family member, a dog, a mosquito, a tree...how do you act and communicate? with Ahimsa?
From Truth? How often do you think one way and act in another? How aware are you of not acting according to the right knowledge you have? What is your state of acedia? To practice truth needs the highest awareness of your own actions and the words we utter; they must be free from deceit, from creating deliberate illusions (what is said must be what is meant).
We all know about people starving- but do we act true to that knowledge? Truth is not only in words – it’s in your integrity between knowing and doing!
Thirdly there is: taking things unlawfully; What does it mean? We don’t steal…or do we? When we buy the cheapest goods, to safe our money…but the third-world person who produced the goods, has not enough to feed her children – do we then not steel from her children’s mouth? When we invest money in a company, that works to make profit by exploiting the mine-workers in South Africa…under conditions that cut short their lives - do we not practice violence and take things unlawfully?
Fourth: brahmacharya – the word actually refers to knowing and focusing on the highest Truth. Knowing we are ONE, there is only focus on the Presence of God in All, there is no separation, hence there is no sexual desire for “the other”. Do you realize how our societies exploit the most animalistic urge in us for commercial reason? Trying to pull us away from seeing the ONE! From pushing us towards seeing others as separate, with separateness comes conflict, comes desire…it disappears in One-ness.
Cultivating brahmacharya is living within the awareness of one humanity with love and respect, at all times!
Fifth:not to desire, not to want more than we need (Greed).Aparigraha is wanting or taking things we don’t need; This addresses the eternal wanting that pushes all of us! The world economy has increased 14 fold in the last century; industrial output nearly doubled!-wealth increased, lifting nearly 300 Million people in China and India out of poverty –But at a dramatic cost. Increased wealth (without social virtues) creates more appetite, more demand for luxury goods, excess food etc. NOW forests are not only cleared for raising cattle but planting Soya and Oil palms! There are not just more people, but more wanting- meaning more mines, more energy, more livestock, more fertilizer, more cars, factories, airplanes etc. A heavy acceleration –rooted in Human desire /greed. Modern society exploits our tendency towards greed. It encourages us to shop for things that we have no need for. Pushed by advertisement we acquire things we don’t need – and with it take away from those that don’t have! It’s this which has largely led to the destructive part we humans have played in the state our world is in. With this Greed we have brought tremendous problems on humanity! We must stop to identify with our imagined needs and desires; seriously exam what you need – and what not! Remember: Our greed is fed on the pain of others.
The Yamas are focusing on our relationship with the external;- they show the way how to behave in an ever- changing world… the Niyamas show us how to prepare ourselves for that: In the first instance we are called to Cleanliness ; a cleanliness that in our context refers to removal of impurities from the mind! For that we need AWARENESS ! AWARENESS , alertness to choose right behavior:
a) Observing friendship towards contemporaries; helping each others with the new challenges, supporting and building communities…
b) Practising compassion towards the unfortunate; i.e. sharing and caring for those millions that are environmental refugees
c) Practising reverence, share in the happiness of those that are wiser, more evolved, and support their work.
and d) by indifference to undesirables. Not getting sucked in to the propaganda of those that want to keep exploiting the globe and its people!
This means a change of attitude from “My self importance” it means: cleaning the mind from all arrogance, conceit or malice; - keeping the mind positive, cool and tranquil. Jappa is a great help in that as you all know.
The second Niyama, Contentment refers to the absence of desire; i.e. “what I have got is enough - what ever it is”. ENOUGH! Whether in business or private, we are brought up, educated to the tune of “striving forever upwards to better yourself! This is a conditioning of a material exploitive society! Its build on exploitation of resources….and people! Swami Rama says: We are born as human all else is learned!!!!! We have to change gear and learn how to shrink! Shrink in order to share… for the Good of All. We have to learn not only about enough, but about living simpler, living on less! That means we have to make a complete turn and let go of the base principal of the society in which we grew up!!!!!! We need to learn to live with the least, we need to take the least and give the Most!
At the core of the new Society must be Sharing….sharing our possessions, our time and our love. One-ness can only be lived, if there is no separation. Not “I need”…but WE will be fine!
We all are living in the fold of HER Garment of light, there is no need to worry; Trust that we are One in the Divine! Stop worrying!! Cultivate contentment and tell yourself! Enough!
Now for the final three Niyamas:
Austerities-mental and physical discipline. Cultivate the ability to withstand wants and wishes; even to bear pains of hunger or thirst, heat or cold, standing or sitting in posture.
The study of scriptures increases right knowledge; right understanding in turn purifies the mind. It empowers us; worldly thoughts decrease.
But Swami Rama even points to studying “the ethical principals of spirituality and integrate them with Science!”
The final Niyama: Ishwara pranidhana means surrender to God! Basically it means knowing that ‘I’ exist only in God; I am One with the entire Existence! This brings a sense of belonging brings a great sense of safety and a peaceful mind.
It is controversial and difficult for us, because it seems against what we have been taught. The biblical God’s command to “be caretakers of the earth” changed - to being “masters and exploiters of the earth”. We have been taught that “the I” is in charge! “I”, the crown of creation… now we have to eat humble PIE and see that the Earth we live on, the universe we are part of, has its own rules, its own momentum, its own cycles… We are parts of a body of existence; We are true individuals! (Originally the word ‘in-dividual’ is Latin and means un-dividable!) We are part of ONE EARTH; SHE changes, we change… we are One.
The more we surrender and accept the change, the more we flow with the Tao, the more we “ride the wave of Change”,(Marcus Aurelius) the more we can be at peace . For that:
Letting go of your wants and desires; even the idea of “I need”.
Let go of your competitiveness at the cost of others,
Letting go of violence and anger.
Let go of mental patterns and conditioning
Let go of that part that thinks itself as the separate me, the Ego.
Instead embrace all, people, plants animals, the world and all its facets, with love and respect, live simple – and focus on what matters most;
take the least and give the most.
SR: The whole world is looking for balance and harmony in society.The balance can be found by bringing together the two great forces: spirituality and Science!
Live in the awareness of the indescribable energy we call God - this whole universe is HER body. Take Care of HER as you would Take Care of your Mother!