Justice for all grows from awareness of your self.
(1) Can we have justice without responsibility?
(2) Can we talk of human rights without talking of environmental rights?
(3) Can we speak of freedoms without speaking of food, water, soil, and air?
(4) If there is no just treatment of the environment how can we expect to have fair treatment of any group of people?
(5) Can we find common elements that tie us all together through life on Earth, our home?
(6) Can personal and community responsibility extend past borders and boundaries to have a global reach?
(7) Can a society exist where responsibility has made authority and state unnecessary and therefore undesirable?
(8) Can we as a species finally step past our self-destructive ways and strike a balance between our need for ease and our need to survive?
(9) Industrial civilization is at its end; the era has drawn to a close. There is only the possibility of collapse or transition. Can we smooth that transition into a new practice that keeps the balance?
(10) Can we bring this millennium a new concept of civilization that seeks inherent balance instead of exploitation?
All of this can happen. But we won’t find it externally. It must come from within. The shift starts with being just to our selves. Self-acceptance naturally extends outward as justice to all. Human rights begin with self-respect. Self-justice and self-respect begin by being aware of your whole self, your actions and their reactions. This also extends outward, naturally. In order to cultivate broad reaching equality we need a kick to the ego, even when it comes to our strongest opinions that we believe are unquestionable truths.
We are part of a functioning system called Life! It is interdependent and complex in all its diverse expressions. This realization, this awareness, is the extension outward. We can see self-destruction as system destruction. Destroy one component and you damage the system. If we transform destruction to awareness in the self by being just with ourselves, self-justice will create resonating fields of justice that extend further and further outward.
We can look to the past for inspiration, but for the future we must write a whole new script. We venture into strange new lands, and we have no choice to turn back.
(11) What is your vision for this future world?
Thanks to Neil Hill for inspiration.
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