We live in a world that places too much importance on human intelligence, believing that the more intelligent people become, the better the world will be. The current state of humanity does not seem to confirm that theory. Hunger, corruption, and catastrophic diseases continue to grow in spite of the increase in people’s intellectual level.
We have become thinking machines with great disadvantages when compared to computers, because since computers have no passion, they are better equipped to analyze objectively within the limitations of their programs. It is an undeniable fact that our intelligence serves our passions and that as long as it continues to do so, there is little hope of building a better world.
Spiritual values have been left behind because of the pressure on people to seek material well-being since many believe that the more material well-being a person has, the more orderly one’s world will be. However, the opposite is true since the world as a whole has more disorder in it with the passing of each day. It is our arrogance that makes us unable to fathom that which is stated in the second law of thermodynamics: “Entropy or the amount of non-available energy tends to always be at its maximum in the world.”
Let’s bear in mind that we only have two sources of energy: natural resources and the sun, and both of these are limited. What stops us from realizing the reality of our situation? Why is it that so many intelligent people cannot make the world more peaceful, fair, warm, and humane? Why does science and technology progress so fast while mankind remains internally primitive?
I think that the human beings of today when compared to mankind from 10,000 years ago do not have a greater inner life. On the contrary, we are more dangerous now than when we lived in caves because nowadays, an explosion of uncontrolled passion can destroy the planet. This is the real danger of our lives in today’s world. An educated individual today is no more evolved on the inside than the first inhabitants of the Earth, because our reptilian brain dates back 250 million years and remains intact in its intrinsic structure.
I think what we are missing is an unknown element, the absence of which stops us from having “a complete view” of life.
The knowledge we have access to is fragmented; our mind is fragmented, our “I” is made up of many parts and our view of reality is circumscribed to a square inch of knowledge. We manage our little space well, but everything that exceeds it, escapes us. People do not understand each other because each one defends their own little piece of territory that remains detached from “total reality” which we do not have access to. Can it be that this “total reality” is reserved for the gods or extraterrestrial beings that have been favored by evolution? The truth is that this “totality” is always within our reach because we are part of it, but we are not able to see it because of imperfections in our instrument of knowledge.
Our cognitive capacity is affected by functional disorders that could actually become terminal because we only contemplate a tiny part of reality.
Ailments that affect us are:
1. A deficient state of vigilance that makes us live as if we are “sleepwalking,” a sort of twilight condition that does not let us put reality together in our brain.
2. A misguided and wrong educational system that exalts memorization, where we “are taught” from the outside, but don’t learn from the inside, because our “I” remains passive.
3. Being in a state of subliminal perception has serious ramifications for us (Perception in a state of superior vigilance is an exception).
4. The grafted information that we have in our brains is information we receive indiscriminately.
5. The flow of “insubordinate” information that we have in our brains. This type of information is not subordinated to the “I,” but to the source from which it originated.
Through this simplified exposition, we can realize that in all truthfulness, we “do not think.” Instead, we “are thought.” In fact, how can we be able to think if we are not able to stop thinking? As a result, we have become the mandatory speakers of the information that has colonized our brains throughout time.
It is not possible for us to change this through ordinary methods. Put differently, “we lack superior consciousness because it is not an inborn capacity, but is something that must be developed.”
Individuals who state that they are completely in control of their consciousness but cannot stop thinking at will are mistaken. There are many levels of vigilance that we are not able to access because we do not possess the tools to do so.
Some people mistakenly think that certain drugs can increase consciousness, but this is false, because no drug can make a person all of a sudden achieve more consciousness than what that person already has.
I maintain that obtaining a state of superior consciousness is the most important task that a human being should seek in order to solve one’s problems whether contingent or transcendent in nature. Only through achieving this capacity can we aspire to develop with justice and balance, to manage the planet’s natural resources correctly, unite all countries and cultures in a bond of friendship and declare world peace.
I think that we need wise leaders in the sense that they are leaders with consciousness, not just people who are encyclopedically wise, but rather leaders who possess superior spiritual and moral values, internal integrity, a broad vision of reality and impersonality. Countries should invest in morals and in consciousness. They should ensure that morality stops being a boring word, so that people come to understand that morality represents a group of natural laws that must be respected in order to lead a life that is full and successful from both the material and spiritual points of view.
To act morally means to act in harmony with the laws of Nature and to not try to deny it in order to achieve happiness, as John Locke mistakenly advised. There are those who argue that there is no difference between “being good or bad,” and that it is not a matter of preference. I sustain that this new morality must be based on scientific postulates that prove that in the long run, it is really bad business to be immoral. On the contrary, it is profitable to act in accordance with the principles of good. Personally, I have had the privilege to scientifically prove how certain moral vibrations immediately create a decline in vital energy, which I explain and support in my book “Morals for the 21st Century”.
I am convinced that grave moral violations create a state of chaos and organic disintegration, and that when this happens, the world becomes dissonant with regards to the natural order and harmony of things, and in the long run, these chaotic states create much more serious damage to the brain and the body. Years of observation and experience have convinced me that an individual without a higher consciousness is just like a robot that marches through life blindly, condemned to executing the program that resides within its brain.
I am sure that apart from the fact of existing there can be nothing more important within our order of priorities than the development of a higher consciousness.
Unfortunately, this subject has also been mishandled by theorists who do not comprehend what higher consciousness is, nor what it really represents: the gateway to the total use of the mind.
Darío Salas Sommer