Humanity is a completely unique species. Firstly, we're capable of free will - we have the choice to act according to our mammalian instincts or to choose something else entirely. We have the capacity of imagination – which brings with it so many gifts and challenges.
We are blessed with creativity and use it to create the most extraordinary, beautiful, useful and sometimes devastating things. We have a special form of consciousness and can use our awareness in a way no other animal can at this point.
We are life experiencing and expressing itself. We are life able to know that it is life.
So, what is the best use of our abilities? It seems sensible to question what we can do with them to benefit us individually, societally, as a species, and globally. We have the ability to evolve at will and to choose our thoughts, behaviours and actions. And as an intelligent species it's our responsibility to reflect on who we are and what we're capable of.
We have the chance to imagine a better way, to contemplate, ponder, discuss and decide how our presence on earth can be of benefit to everything and everyone on it. The current paradigms that we live by have been created mostly by default, but sometimes consciously - as have our societies, laws, systems and beliefs. We created them and we can change them.
An intelligent species with the ability to think for itself and decide its own fate would take the time to ponder and realise what the best way of living would be. And it would then work towards being that, keeping track of its progress, discussing challenges and deciding what is and isn’t working as it progressed.
That's what a conscious species would do – choose to be an active participant in the betterment and evolution of its own species.
So what do you think is the best use of who and what we are, to evolve ourselves, and improve conditions and life, for everyone and everything on this planet?
The important thing is to be asking these questions of ourselves and finding the most evolved answers.
Hi, I’m Donna Nelson and I’m an author, trainer and coach.
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