Hello everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve written. I’ve been working on another project for the past few months but have now reached a point in that work that I can get back to some neglected parts of my life.
One thing on that list is this blog. As you know, our purpose is to advocate wholeness ethics in the world. I want to do this by beginning to explore how it applies to real-life problems.
In wholistic terms, being ethical is all about being in right relationship (as being unethical is about being in wrong relationship). Reverence is the beginning of right relationship. It’s not possible to live ethically without reverence. So I would like to begin a conversation here with the question: "What is the state of reverence in your community and in our world?"
Things to consider:
Is it widely practiced?
Do people know what it is?
Are we teaching it to our children?
Is it reflected in our social policy, politics and economics?
Has it increased or decreased in recent times and why?
How can we bring more of it into our relationships and into our world?
Wholeness ethics defines reverence as acknowledging the presence of the transcendent (the sacred or sublime) in people and things.
How do you define it?
I look forward to your comments and will respond as they come in.