Years ago (and I wish I could find the source!), I read or heard that ancient civilizations were more advanced than the current version of humans because they relied less on external gadgetry and more on the power of their minds. Think of the amazing monuments that still remain from those times -- the pyramids in Egypt, the amazing cities laid out on specific lines to correspond to celestial events, Chichen Itza in Mexico, Stonehenge, the Nazca lines in Peru, and so on -- and modern people still haven't figured out definitively how they were constructed. Not only was the construction of these monuments beyond our fathoming, but the planning of these creations -- how did the ancient peoples do it without a computer?
I would like to hope that we will find the wisdom in returning to those ancient ways. Not the barbarity, obviously, but the ability to develop our minds. Rather than burying our nose in our smart phones and sending instant messages, let's take a moment to focus on the person we're thinking of and ask: What is that person feeling at this moment? What do they see or smell or hear or taste? Then, check and see how much you are correct. That's right, I'm advocating developing telepathic gifts. And let's do more. Let's see if we can evolve ourselves away from the dependence on electronic gadgets. Let's see if we can develop our minds and hearts and wean ourselves away from the trivial pursuits of our current age and embrace a new view of our role here on Earth. Let's get back to our roots. Let's grow up.
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