Source: Waking Times
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Chris Renzo, Contributing Writer
In the same way that we must question our personal intentions and behaviors to grow, so to do we need to question the social intentions and behaviors of our current society. The two are never separate.
Growth and moving forward begins the moment we summon the courage to create change in our lives. Courage is a universal phenomena. It is something we all muster up in times of challenge. The challenges and travails we endure as individuals we also endure as a collective society and no longer do I see personal growth as solely “personal.” It is our narcissism that keeps us solely focused on our individual troubles. Yet I believe this narcissism is born from the standards of our cultural ethic. It is not something we can really blame ourselves about. Yet without awareness of this we fail to see that our individual problems stem from the fact that our cultural ethic condones a life of isolation, fear for survival, the need for comparison, as well as a multitude of other ways of being that diminish our quality of life. Read more