Spaceship Earth – Part 1

Our work, as visionaries and teachers, is to lead our fellow human beings to places where they may be able to see a much larger picture, and embrace a new paradigm that will save humanity from extinction.

We, all of us, are traveling through the endless cosmos on the same vehicle — Spaceship Earth — and we need to take good care of it if we want to continue our journey.

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Actually, we need to take much better care of our habitat if we want to survive. Planet Earth, our home, is under attack, and, regrettably, we — short-sighted, fearful, and greedy human beings — are the ones destroying our fragile ecosystem.

Only a new vision of the future, and a new understanding of our common destiny will change this destructive behavior. We need a new common goal to strive for if the human civilization is to go on.

The old paradigm of a world divided in tribes that engage in power struggles and fight one another must be replaced by the new paradigm of the whole humanity working together as a species to protect the planet and enhance everyone’s life.

We need to set aside our differences and transcend our selfishness and petty tribal identities. We have to realize that, in essence, we are are all very similar and that those who magnify differences among humans are the ones who, in several ways, benefit from animosity and conflict. We must go beyond the damaging loyalty to our little gangs, and understand how this misplaced loyalty is endangering our future. Instead of seeing ourselves as members of different religions, nations, ethnicities, schools of thought, or bands of brothers, we must see ourselves as fellow crew members of the same endangered spacecraft who are called to work together in order to maintain it in perfect conditions, so it may be able to continue its journey through the cosmos.

We must replace the illusion that we are separate from one another with the understanding that we are all interconnected. We must remember that we are all descendants of the same ancient parents, members of the same family, brothers and sisters all.

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“So, let us not be blind to our differences–but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” ~ John F. Kennedy, in the Commencement Address at American University, June 10, 1963

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This blog was inspired by the documentary “Overview.”

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I have dedicated myself to promote the vision that this planet of ours is our Garden and our Playground, and that we are called to enjoy the beauty of the Garden and have fun in the Playground; that we are called to share our toys because the enjoyment of others enhances our own; that if we feel like doing it, we should give our contribution to make the Garden more beautiful and the Playground more enjoyable; that we are called to understand that this is Heaven, if we want it!


 

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