The New Awakening – Evolving Generations from We to Me to Be
Some things just take longer to come to light. So it is with life and living. When one thinks about existence, who we are as human beings can only be truly defined by each of us, from the inside-out as opposed from the outside-in.
Looking back throughout history, people originally were identified via group status, i.e., Hunters and Gatherers, Neanderthal, Crusaders, Immigrants, etc. The identity of each person and collectively, each group, was determined by what they did, where they came from or how they looked. Little consideration was given to who each person was inside, the essence of their spirit or the core values they held within themselves.
Survival meant being a part of a larger community; if you belonged, your chances for staying alive increased. Your well-being was provided via access to protection, food, clothing and shelter and generally as a result, your health.
Fast forward to the 1960’s and 70’s and you witnessed the birth of the Me generation. Somewhere in between the two eras mankind became too comfortable with the ‘good life’ and began taking it for granted, much like an entitlement. You know the kind; “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” As a culture and society, the concept of self began to emerge like a beacon in the night.
Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll became the moniker of the United States during this time. It was all about indulgence, pleasure, desire and fun. “If it feels good, do it.” Along the same timeline, Women became liberated and men came “out of the closet”. Morality was kicked to the curb and a sense of entitlement to think, act and behave without regard to values, swelled in America. Pandora’s Box was thrown open and embellished.
In retrospect, it took us only fifty years or so to realize this was not “the answer.” The life of Me only brought emptiness, addiction, depression and loneliness. Suicide rates increased and social services and costs to provide them soared. A society of dependency, poverty (physical, emotional and moral), lack of focus and forlorn collectively began scratching their heads to figure out what went wrong.
And then it happened; we finally figured out the essence of being is to “Be”. To discover your spirit and soul, to become aware of your essence including your destiny, i.e., your purpose for living and being. Shakespeare was one smart dude; “To Be or Not to Be, that is the Question.”
And we have now arrived at the generation of “Be”. It is without question, a calmer, more peaceful, introspective and spiritual generation. Created from the inside-out, yet keenly aware of the self as a component of the world and cosmos; unique and special, yet obliged to participate as a part of the whole. Most importantly, recognizing that our being transcends our physical life and mortality, extending into eternity.
Conscious Existence is not an oxymoron. It is more like a fundamental construct of the universe. So let us live with purpose, conduct our behavior with passion and strive to reach our potential as special and significant Children of God.
One of my most favorite and cherished quotes is very appropriate to plant the seed of growth. “To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” Robert Louis Stevenson
For this author, my moments when that little voice inside my head speaks most loudly and clearly are when I am immersed and surrounded by my natural environment. It unleashes peace, serenity and clarity of mind and I would like to share some of those feelings with you now. Relax, turn up your speakers, go fullscreen and just “Be” in the moment. Be well!
- How do you define an “Awakening”? (responsiveuniverse.wordpress.com)
- Are you Connected to your Conscience ? (paradoxicalwisdom.wordpress.com)
- Our Inner Guide (wed-gie.com)
- Stillness Speaks – 2012 The Journey of Awakening (vjindigo.wordpress.com)
Posted on August 9, 2012, in Personal Growth, Philosophy, Truths, Videos and tagged being, essence of life, generation, Life, New Age, Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality, spiritual awakening. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.