When we look at history, we can see that over time cultures have come and gone. They have evolved from nothing and ultimately return to nothing. During the journey the culture has times of quick pace and other times when it slows to a crawl. As we are directly part of the culture which we live inside, we must take time to look at long-term sustainability and scalability of our culture so that our culture may not just expand but to be vibrant.
Stop for a moment and look around you at all the variety of people in your life. This collage of people adds so much energy to our culture that words cannot do it justice. People are at the center of our culture. Whether the culture is positive or negative it is people who ultimately cultivate the culture. This places a significant responsibility on us to ensure that our actions contribute to a good culture.
Throughout our daily lives we are exposed to various cultures. Some are the environments we work in. Others are the environments of the places we visit. Yet still others are the interactions with those who are part of those environments. Taking time to fully experience those cultures, we discover the ones which are the most vibrant are the ones which are solidly built upon a firm foundation of Purpose.
In this fast-paced world, we can sometimes get wrapped up in the speed and miss what is going on right around us. We miss the smell of the roses, the taste of the salty air near the ocean and maybe even the view of the green grass which grows on the path we are taking. The outcome or results are good, but the journey is where the story is crafted and written into your mind. Journey On!
Silence is a unique place. It allows for you to stop and take in all that is around you. Not just the loud noises. Not just the distractions of hurried activity. Not just the immersion of digital and electronic overload. Silence is where you can authentically explore what really is your purpose and motivation.
One of the key differences between humankind and wild beast is the depth and capacity of our minds. Part of that make up is how we value ourselves. A large part of our self-worth is the contribution we make to society. How we not only better ourselves but how those around us are provided an environment to better themselves right alongside of us.
We live in interesting times. Lots of changes at what seems to be an ever-quickening pace. As you look around, there tends to be less, and less time spent using the wisdom of the ages to guide our next steps into the future. The application of knowledge in a right and lasting way has given way to spontaneous reaction absent of any concern for the repercussions it can cause to those either directly involved or completely separated from the actions.
As we move through the ages of time from ice age to agricultural, from industrial to information and digital we can all see the advances mankind has made and benefited from. We can also trace the many unfortunate mistakes along the way and did not realized their impact for many generations afterwards. As our culture moves forward, we need to have a much longer-term view of the ramifications of our actions not only on how our lives are improved but at what hidden costs.
When mankind is lifted by positive passion and encouraging attitudes nothing can get in the way of a culture which returns value to all. It builds confidence and determination on the solid foundation of purpose.
Wisdom is the right application of knowledge, resulting in the betterment, the integration, the wholeness of all mankind regardless of social or worldly pressures placed upon a decision or direction. Sometimes the right application is in direct opposition to the pressures placed upon us.