Social Architecture for Better Living

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Present Position for Future Architects

The amazing thing about our current situation is that it is forcing us to consider our personal hygiene habits for better living. Collectively, we’ve been living like pigs in the world. Our air, land and water have become so polluted it is a global concern. T Harv Eker was quoted as saying, “What you do anywhere, you do everywhere.” There comes a time when consequences for poor behavior happen, no matter what we believe. Imagine what it would be like if everyone became future architects, mindfully approaching how they interact with others and the world.

Beyond all the virus mania in the media and the political side-stepping, we have the opportunity to really look at ourselves now. What have we done to contribute to the situation? Has the natural order of things now presented us with a deadly threat because of our lack of consideration for each other? Nature is based on cause and effect. What can we do to distill what we know and be better planetary citizens? We have to look at both ends of the pendulum and balance toward the prudent path together.

I’m not a Bible thumper nor am I particularly a zealot, yet I promote sense made common and the teachings of Christ and other spiritual leaders as I know them, that we are all connected spiritually in an amazing thoughtmosphere of infinite intelligence individually delivered in our personalities and activity. We believe there is something much greater than us; a source we commit our lives to fearlessly. We hear the phrase, “God, Country, Family” and forget the order.

Maturation of Living

We can’t make sense out of small pictures and limited belief systems, consequently; the petty and perverse subjective notions that keep us arguing. We can, however, make sense out of getting in touch with what truly makes us human; our body, mind and spirit. We all have them as a holistic system within our physicality. It is undeniable though baffling to science, still. Politics, to date, have been full of ego and profit over people instead of people over profit. Our entire world has suffered as a result.

Ancient texts point toward a path beyond religious perspectives or the quest for knowing and/or serving God for better living. A newly ordered world emerges when we change our view, shift our perspective, to one of recognizing the invisible guidance. God is really a diminishing term because we limit the infinite intelligence within us by believing somehow God is incomprehensible. The greatest tool for shifting one’s awareness is AWE; a sense of knowing and not-knowing simultaneously, yet obvious feelings beyond our ability to articulate in most cases.

In considering the overall picture and patterns (profit over people) we need to shift world views toward something more applicable to our health and sustainability; subtle shifts in our personal behavior provide profound changes in society over time. The physical changes of behavior often get us to consider the deeper impact on self; personal hygiene leads to inner hygiene, perhaps. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

Converting the Self-Hygiene

newly ordered world - future architectsWhat are the elements of personal hygiene regarding the mind, body and spirit of our BEing; the presence of profound potential? Decades ago I heard a pastor, Richard D Rogers, at a Unity Church in Phoenix speak to our capacity for ‘radical godliness’ and living with the awareness and performance of this infinite intelligence in our lives; a lifestyle of honor and respect for each other as an example of living the principles for better living.

As a planetary citizen, I’m all for radical Godliness in these times! How about you? It changes where we put our attention, develops our intention and creates activity that supports the Divine presence within each of us. Together we can overcome anything, learn from mistakes and ascend to a new order of living in the world. It takes the old adage of ‘being in the world yet not of it’ to a whole new level, allowing each of us to become future architects – to BE the Change.

Are we being asked to step up our game? Do we still think it is a game and therefore consider it inconsequential? While you are sitting wherever you are at this time in the social distancing and isolation caused by the current activities toward this pandemic, at least consider how your personal and professional activities can assist creating the kind of world we know is possible.

I’m aware that many will consider my words to be naive, regardless of how much sense they make. It doesn’t make them any less real or important to consider as we stumble through the surreal events at this time. The practical side is we learn to adjust our various systems to match the needs of humanity.

In hopes of a better and healthier world, prayer works wonders. Not self-indulgent prayer for relief; prayer for those who can help to achieve a greater good and for our best individual contributions to that end. Answers come as we listen and pay attention. Offering to give yourself to something greater has always been an indicator of the wise leader. You are a leader for your life, we all are now, and together we will survive and thrive because of the examples we set.

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