We have lost our wonder and enchantment about life and we need to get that back.
(photo from Ed Uthman)
We all begin life in a pure state of wonder; our minds reflecting the magic that created us. Yet this sense of wonder of the surrounding world begins to receed into the backdrop as we grow older. By the time we reach school age, this awe of simply being alive is almost completely gone…. replaced by a strange new opposite state, the mundane. We develop an overpowering sense of “I” which engages in a constant search for stimulation and novelty. The Human Being has become a Human Doing.
Every human being carries a sacred question throughout their life, one that ponders the fundamental state of their existence. Science and religions are different stories that attempt to resolve this deepest of questions. Yet, this state of being is not the exclusive property of any religion or philosophy, while it is pointed to by every one of them. It is the birthright of every single human being.
The time has come to evolve a universal, humanistic expression of this most important question so that we no longer suppress it and openly acknowledge it as the greatest question of our life. By repressing this question in our children, we continue the legacy of denial and unwittingly create the conditions for future suffering.
The vehicle for Transformation
The wonder is still there, in all of us. It has just been forgotten or suppressed because our parents could not answer all our many questions. It is that wonder which, when rekindled, can spark open a floodgate of creativity, energy and compassion.
This then, is the object of personal transformation, to awaken the sense of the sacred so that the infinite potential of each human being can be released…so that each human being can live to their full capacity. Once life is re-established in its original sacred field, then creativity and energy will naturally arise and the desire to learn will manifest naturally.
Problems = Opportunities.
When we reawaken the sacred, the world no longer looks the same. It is sacred, we are sacred and all beings are sacred. Problems are seen as nothing more than the shadow side of opportunities and we begin to apply this transformation to release the sacred opportunites all around us.
This awakened entrepreneurial spirit will transform Africa. Instead of being disabled by problems, they are, instead embraced as as the starting point for the journey towards authentic personal and social fulfillment. Finding solution to the many challenges facing Africa IS the path that will lead Africa’s people towards prosperity and happiness.