Over consumption in rich countries, exacerbated by an inequitable
globalisation process and predatory business practices, have led
our planet into a global crisis. Water scarcity, degraded lands,
lost forests, extinct species, changing climate with devastating
consequences, natural catastrophes, pollution are on the increase.
And so is poverty, corruption and social inequality
really believe that our politicians and bureaucrats are solving
these issues at the World Summit? If you do, you haven't yet woken
Perhaps it is not up to THEM but up to US.
How to achieve sustainable consumption patterns in a materialist
civilisation that puts a huge premium on seeking satisfaction
through material ownership and phoney status symbols? Simple:
by getting a kick out of being, not having. It is a question of
awareness. We can enjoy higher levels of satisfaction and fulfilment
by acceding to stages of higher consciousness. The needed changes
in consumption patterns that deplete the resources of Mother Earth
will then be welcomed.
Do you see any other way out?
In short the missing link is spirituality. Not a return to
fundamentalist religions but a practical spirituality that works
for the common man and not for just enriching the clergy. Before
it works for the world it has to work for YOU. The only practical
solution is a spiritual revolution, taking place at a global scale,
that empowers each individual. We are not talking here about yet
another new age scam but a concrete process to restore balance
to the human psyche and Mother Earth.
Can it be done? If you want to know, visit Sahaja-Yoga