At the Information Age – Is humanity on the verge of self-extinction or are you the hope that will transform your World?
Today, as you celebrate this major milestone in your life and commence a new stage of your life journey, I ask you to reflect on the gift of life itself. And life, in essence, is nothing but awareness. Furthermore, human life, considered the pinnacle of biological evolution, is not just awareness, but self-awareness. Amongst creatures on this planet, we human beings are not only aware; we have the capacity to be aware that we are aware, to be conscious of our consciousness. In that self-awareness lies our potential and power to direct our own future evolution and the future evolution of civilization.
Biological evolution has been summed up in Charles Darwin’s phrase of “survival of the fittest,”. But I Deepak Chopra tells you that with overpopulation and over-consumption of resources, the future belongs to “survival of the wisest.” It is imperative for the future of humanity that wisdom becomes the new criterion for sustainable life on this planet. And wisdom is that knowledge that nurtures life in all its dimensions – not only for us, but also for the generations that follow us.