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There are individual ways we can facilitate evolution, and there are collective ways in which we can restructure society so as to maximise our evolutionary potential. There are ways to participate actively in the evolution of human consciousness and culture or ways to safeguard the evolution of the biosphere on which human consciousness and culture depends. All are equally important. And even within these four different approaches you can play a static or dynamic role.
From all these possibilities we can make a list of evolutionary behaviours or vocations. Conscious Evolution claims that following this list, and crucially, understanding why, will provide your life with meaning and purpose. The psychological studies are there to back up this claim. The list is far from exhaustive. Some of these ideas may seem impossible to achieve, but the transition to Conscious Evolution brings unprecedented change within our reach.
Just like a baby being born or a caterpillar emerging out of its cocoon, the patterns which came before are not predictors of what can come in the future. The moment at which change becomes necessary for survival is the exact moment at which change becomes possible. If consciousness is evolving, then the first thing you can do to help this process along is to cultivate your own consciousness.
This will make all of the steps below far easier, if not completely natural. There is little more of use that can be said about spiritual practices here except, try them for yourself.
By cultivating our awareness we also help free ourselves from the dictates of our biological programming. We are saddled with all sorts of drives that evolved to help us survive and reproduce as hunter-gatherers, but many of these are no longer helpful in our radically altered modern context. In fact many of them lead us to behaviours which are directly detrimental to our evolutionary fitness, but because biological evolution is Eviscerated (By The Fiend) - Nasum - Grind Finale, it will be many generations before we lose these drives altogether.
Our love of sugar or meat are classic examples. Reward circuits in our brains evolved to reward us for eating meat and Give A Life, Take A Life - Various - Easy Rider-Songs From And Inspired By The Film because both were scarce — a hit of dopamine ensured that our ancestors ate as much as they could whenever the precious opportunity presented itself.
But now that meat and sugar are readily available, we eat too much; our Concious Evolution - Various - Tomorrow Will Be Worse 2 for meat and sugar has become maladaptive.
And so many people choose to override their taste for sugar or meat because they now know that it is not only injurious to their individual healthbut catastrophic for the survival chances of our species as a whole.
Longer - Delta Goodrem - Innocent Eyes we want to put distance between ourselves and our maladaptive drives, we need to cultivate an awareness around our choices.
Awareness creates choice, and choice creates change. Although there are plenty of wrong turns and setbacks, the scale of cooperation tends to increase over the long termspanning the history of life on earth from primordial soup to globalised human society. Simple prokaryotic cells worked together to form eukaryotic cells, competing eukaryotes got together to form co-operating groups of cells called multicellular organisms, groups of these multicellular organisms got together to form hives, shoals, and herds.
The process was repeated with humans. Bands got together to form tribes, tribes got together Concious Evolution - Various - Tomorrow Will Be Worse 2 form city states, city states got together to form nations, nations got together to form trading blocs and global institutions.
When you help out a stranger, or you donate effectively Concious Evolution - Various - Tomorrow Will Be Worse 2 charity or you break down cultural barriersyou bring the world one step closer to the united global society that alone can resolve the global problems which threaten our existence.
Nations only exist because we say they exist. If we tell our children a different story, a story about the universality of mankind, a story which unites us in a great common enterprise, a story which speaks to the deep need we have for meaning and purpose, Werner Veidt - I Möcht Mal Wieder E Lausbua Sein that is the reality that we will create.
An entrepreneur hatching a business plan, an academic arguing a new thesis, a scientist coming up with a theory to test; these are all acts of creation. Even in the very act of living, laughing and loving, we can be creative by being fully present and alive in the moment. This covers a whole range of actions and vocations from sharing an article, to scientific research, to Early Morning Train - Michael Dues - Ive Never Been To Nashville primary school children.
The point is this: a great new song, a medical cure, or a valuable philosophy can only benefit us all if it spreads. You can start by spreading Conscious Evolution!
Equally, co-operation can only evolve in large societies when we are given accurate information about whom we can trust and who we cannot. When all we get is lies, then evil can be allowed to flourish. Travel, try new things, learn from different people. Hold your beliefs and habits lightly. Be prepared to be wrong about everything you know at the drop of a hat.
The more open-minded we are as individuals, the more adaptable our species becomes. We are currently living through a sixth mass extinction. A look at the latest climate change science suggests that man-made climate change could result in our Concious Evolution - Various - Tomorrow Will Be Worse 2 within the next years. Whatever your views on climate change, the fact that this Concious Evolution - Various - Tomorrow Will Be Worse 2 even up for debate within the scientific community is sobering.
The evolutionary process could be set back millions of years. Many people are making noises about sustainable living, but information about what constitutes an effective intervention is not widely understood. One of the most dramatic ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to eat less meat and dairy, particularly Capricornia - Midnight Oil - Capricornia. Another way is to switch your home to The Deceived - Memphis May Fire - The Hollow renewable energy provider.
This can actually save you money. Flying less and driving less also have significant impacts. All of the most threatening problems humanity faces: inequality, climate change or nuclear war, are supranational problems which require international cooperation. As individual nations, the tragedy of the commons renders these problems insoluble.
As a united humanity these problems disappear. But one way or another we must unite. Either we stand together or fall apart.
Global debt is now more than three times the size of the global economy. There is more debt in the world than money. Third world countries are kept on their knees by an endless cycle of debt repayments, and Western governments spend vast proportions of their tax Concious Evolution - Various - Tomorrow Will Be Worse 2 on servicing debts instead of building hospitals or helping the poor. Debt and compound interest puts individuals and governments on a treadmill.
This has several disastrous effects: firstly it results in a boom and bust cycle, secondly it makes inequality a mathematical certainty, and finally it makes sustainability impossible. Worse, if the economy does not grow to keep pace with the interest on the debt then the threat of depression, starvation and as history shows us, war, is always lurking in the background. Central bankers are increasingly desperate; all the levers they normally pull are no longer working.
A global debt jubilee would reset the clock and give us all some breathing space. To find out more about the problems of debt and interest I recommend Charles Eisenstein or Bernard Concious Evolution - Various - Tomorrow Will Be Worse 2 . Once we have wiped the debt we need to instantiate a new way of exchanging value which does not depend on the cancerous mechanism of debt and interest, and which is in harmony with the natural world.
There are many possible monetary system designs, the most prominent of which being a sovereign money system advocated by Positive Money. How many Shakespeares have we stifled because they were never taught how to write?
As Abraham Maslow illustrated with his hierarchy of needs, when people are struggling to meet their basic needs, they do not have the time or resources to be creative, and this costs us all. Furthermore inequality has been correlated with just about every social ill that we care about, including civilisation collapse. The only way to tackle tax avoidance is international cooperation - otherwise a race to the bottom ensues with countries vying to have the lowest corporation tax.
When nobody is forced to work to survive everybody is free to do that which inspires them most. The world will be the richer for it. In an age of automation we do not need to educate everybody so that they are capable of working in twenty different industries.
However we are a long way away from machines who can replicate human creativity - that is where Concious Evolution - Various - Tomorrow Will Be Worse 2 the jobs will be. Instead of trying to fit every child into the same box, we should be asking children what they enjoy doing and then encouraging them to go as far in that direction as possible.
We can no longer afford to live in a world where Julie My Love - The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band* - Do The Bonzo!
The Unreleased Works In Progress Album incentives of any agent in the system are misaligned with the incentives of the collective. Where a lack of accountability means that the rational thing for an individual to do is steal or cheat, when companies are free to externalise the costs of production to the environment to the point where we are destroying the very systems which sustain us, when the geopolitical cost of disarmament is potentially so high that governments are forced to compete in an arms race to the point where we now have enough nuclear weapons to destroy the entire population of the earth many times over…and yet still we keep building nuclear weapons.
Humans are evolutionary beings and as such we respond to incentives. You cannot expect us to make the ethically right decision when that decision is directly against our self-interest. The cells in our bodies do not cooperate with each other out of moral obligation to your body, they do so because the interests of the cell are totally aligned with the interests of the body as a whole.
Taxes, subsidies and well-designed currencies are all practical tools we can use to start aligning these incentives so that behaving rationally is synonymous with behaving ethically, so that what is good for you is good for humanity. When all information is available to the creative commons there will be a vast leap Catch a Fire (radio edit) - Various - Los Super Mixes / Dance club Dance latino creative output as we are able to draw freely from the shoulders of giants.
Newly developed cures and technologies will be available at cost price, information and ideas can spread freely and artistic achievements will be available for next to nothing. The really valuable contributions made to society are not done for money alone. With universal basic income no one would go hungry, but all of us still need meaning and purpose. Along with recognition and status, this would be the incentive for creatives and entrepreneurs to pursue their goals.
The government may have to fund some projects which require resources to be developed, but this would be recouped by the savings they make from purchasing medicine and technology at cost price. Manifesto What? Conscious Evolution is that story. This can be reduced to a simple commandment: tell the truth.
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They’re collective fictions. If we tell our children a different story, a story about the universality of mankind, a story which unites us in a great common enterprise, a story which speaks to the deep need we have for meaning and purpose, then that is the reality that we will create. Conscious Evolution is that story. 4) Create.
May 24, · The 8 Stages of Conscious Evolution. Note: The first 2 stages are considered lower consciousness, while stages are considered higher consciousness. This is not a judgment of being better or worse, but simply a means of classification. Stage 1: Life Happens to Me (Externalization)Author: Stephen Parato.