Have you ever wondered how our finite Earth, which has only limited land, air, water and energy, can continue to support a life force that knows no boundaries? Earth is a single host, a collection of limited resources. Life is the energy that takes those resources and multiples itself. But sometimes the human race resorts to war when resources run short. A sad fact indeed, but as demand for resources increases now we should be looking at building a better way. Fortunately, most of the time, human history shows that when faced with extreme challenges, the ingenuity of the species wins out. Innovations and compromises between rivals are always better than mutual destruction. And why not? Success breeds success.
Most of us are aware of the advantages of getting along with the people involved in our lives. Soon, for the first time ever, the continuing globalization of this planet will necessitate that we take a critical next step: balancing not only what is right for ourselves and the other people we know, but balancing what is right for all of Earth’s life. This means finding balance between all of the world’s religions, industries, nationalities and cultures. And where will we find this balance? It comes from a trust in a global spirituality that says we’re all in this together. With global dominance comes global responsibility. Nobody can deny that we are all responsible for both earth and life.