It has been about four months of intensive refreshing exchange of thoughts at the thoughtnetwork at ning on topics ranging from love and care to knowing oneself, from lovers of wisdom to lovers of peace, to explaining unavoidable death. It has been like experience of flowing ‘spirit’ of Life. One could sense rising of the vibrant awareness of human evolution through collective collaborative thoughts, which might lead to a revolution of inter-subjective enlightenment on a viable scale toward peace acts. However, when it comes to crystallization of action points and mechanisms of action, the thinkers tend to question if there is hope for a collective collaboration? Hence, it may be the time to bring the subject to the forum of Peace and Development Research to evolve parameters of action.
Emergence of collective enlightenment with egoless engagement in inter-subjective context means a situation where individuals awaken simultaneously to the Authentic Self (Andrew Cohen). Coming together of two or more individuals, thus awakened, amounts to experiencing new structure in consciousness at deepest level by them. In inter-dependent planetary context it should mean enabling the people to transcend old value systems and world-views, and create new ones.
It is possible to visualize a scenario, where democratic traditions may reign, citizenship utilized usefully in matters of governance, and the leaders of the day are able to take pro-peace people-friendly decisions at the right times. In today’s interactive world, integration of the public administration, law and justice with the science and technology developments is imperative for coherence, and for avoiding fragmentation of responsibilities in various spheres of activity. Some consequential steps, of rather academic nature, are placed here for a debate:
1. Representation of students on the academic councils to encourage the schools of higher learning to utilize their talents and youth energy for real time studies in campus grievances and peacekeeping, law and social issues, besides education and careers development.
2. Encouraging utilization of vibrant citizenship to a level where everyone may be a diplomat, an Ambassador in his/her field, thinking and acting for the common good. This would mean providing for citizens role in democratic governance that goes beyond elections.
3. To allow for micro-level scrutiny of the process of balanced development through encouragement to voluntary exchange of interests among the persons/groups from the scientific world and the commercial world. It will call for mechanisms based on mutual incentives, where desirability of the end results could get as much consideration as commercial effects owing to decentralization.
In the mortal world, communication and media impart force to the thoughts and efforts as nothing else. Therefore, it is hoped that the points of this debate will be suitably picked-up by i-media for the Gen-i, and spread to other media reaching more and more people.
I must acknowledge special contributions of Galynne Riggenbach, Gary Blythe, Stream Source and Connie in evolution of the theme of this Post.