Maturity and survival go hand in hand in the coming years.
When we survive the pending environmental crisis, it will be because we have proved to ourselves that we are worthy to continue as a species.
Marking that self affirmation will be a maturity of character. We will be ready for self-governance – shedding the desires we have to defer to others out of fear of the world, or to defer to groups out of our fears of our own natures. We have always had this potential, and it is a truth that our governments do not want us to realize.
We will be ready for this self-governance because we will have realized that we are already perfect; that each of us has an inner voice of calm and great wisdom. We have always had this potential, and it is “The Good News” that our churches do not want us to hear. You are the light of the world.
We are one species with one planet. We are indivisible from each other and from the whole. At the source of all life in the cosmos is great wisdom, and great wisdom is in our own hearts too. This we must realize if we are to mature and survive.