The Call of the Future
11/05/2011 Comments Off on The Call of the Future
When any individual takes the significant step beyond the self-limiting structures of personal history and cultural conditioning, awakening to a deeper and higher sense of Self, it is a profound event. That’s what enlightenment has always been about: the experience of consciousness beyond ego. But in the teaching of Evolutionary Enlightenment, we are not interested in ego-transcendence as an end in itself. It is a means to something far more significant: the evolution of our culture. It points to the thrilling possibility of a shared experience and expression of higher consciousness, beyond ego boundaries—a way of relating that is so far from our cultural status quo that it is almost impossible to imagine. This is the call of the future. This is the new enlightenment that I am endeavoring to bring into being.
—from Evolutionary Enlightenment by Andrew Cohen