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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

February 16-17-18, 2024

The focus for today is:

I repeatedly choose connection --
to Nature, to Earth, to Animals, and to All Humans.

Today's inspiration was written by Steve Taylor:

In recent decades, environmental awareness has grown massively, and a wide range of social movements and groups have challenged ecopsychopathic attitudes. This is an aspect of the culture wars: a struggle between disconnected people who still feel a psychopathic attitude to nature and continue to abuse the Earth for profit, and connected people who feel empathy and responsibility to the natural world.

So it may be that – at least in part – an evolutionary movement towards connection is an adaptive process which is necessary for our survival. It’s certainly difficult to see how we’ll survive without this evolutionary shift.

We can’t predict what the outcome of our culture wars will be, or whether the shift will occur in time, before irreparable damage is done. The future of the human race hangs in the balance, between disconnection and connection.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the InnerSelf.com article:
     Are We Moving Towards Connection?
     Written by Steve Taylor.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of InnerSelf.com, wishing you a day of connecting to All There Is (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
It's so easy to judge and disconnect from those who are different than us -- who believe differently, who act differently, who are different than us in whatever way. But to heal our world, to heal ourselves and our hearts, we need to find the common ground with all. We need to find the points that unite us, rather than the words and attitudes that divide us. Let's seek connection, finding the things we have in common and building on those. 

Our focus for today: I repeatedly choose connection -- to Nature, to Earth, to Animals, and to All Humans.

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RELATED BOOK: DisConnected

DisConnected: The Roots of Human Cruelty and How Connection Can Heal the World
by Steve Taylor PhD

book cover of: DisConnected by Steve Taylor PhDDisConnected offers a new vision of human nature and a new understanding of human behaviour and social problems. Connection is the most essential human trait - it determines our behaviour and our level of well-being. Cruelty is the result of a sense of disconnection, while “goodness” stems from connection.

Disconnected societies are patriarchal, hierarchical and warlike. Connected societies are egalitarian, democratic and peaceful. We can measure both social progress and personal development in terms of how far we move along a continuum of connection. Altruism and spirituality are experiences of our fundamental connection. Regaining awareness of our connection is the only way by which we can live in harmony with ourselves, one another, and the world itself.

For more info and/or to order this book, click here.  Also available as a Kindle edition.

photo of Steve Taylor PhDAbout the Author

Steve Taylor PhD is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. He is the author of many best-selling books on spirituality and psychology. For the past ten years, Steve has been included in Mind, Body Spirit magazine's list of the world's 100 most spiritually influential people.

Eckhart Tolle has referred to his work as ‘an important contribution to the global shift in awakening.' He lives in Manchester, UK.

Visit his website at stevenmtaylor.com