Winning at All Costs is Too Expensive
Whether it is the corporate race for profit and market share or the political fight to win power at all costs, we must stop, take a breath, and have a good look at what our thirst to win is truly costing the planet. This survival thing we have going on will ultimately be our undoing. The profit levels must survive, our market share must survive, our political party must survive, my life style must survive, non-profits must survive. Our lifestyle must win out. Why?
This survival thing, that is similar to the fear of death, has driven us to this edge, this moment in time that feels to me like a reckoning of major proportions. I remember when I was first stepping in to the world of personal growth and spiritual healing I was dumbfounded when I took a clear look at my life and what I had created. In order to understand what I had done I asked myself two questions;
Why do I do what I do?
If I couldn’t act out, do what I do; what would I have to say about myself?
I discovered that a whole lot of ‘ideas’ plugged into my mind/ego were actually running my life and I was sitting passively in the back of the bus of my life watching. I was somehow sleepwalking through my own life. I have a similar feeling now as I look outwards at the state of the world and I am asking a similar question, “How did we get here?” and a second question, “What have we done?”
I made a list of what I see going wrong;
- Broken political systems
- Greedy corporations
- Climate change
- Racism, still
- Economic inequality
- Sexism, still
- Food insecurity
- White supremacy
- Mass extinction of species.
I stopped there. The feeling that ‘enough is enough already!’, paralyzed my fingers and I couldn’t type anymore.
What to do?Stop. Look. And then listen to the inner heartfelt call for