Since I was young, it has been my life purpose to expand global consciousness. I wasn't 100% sure what global consciousness meant or how I would expand it -- and today I am not 100% more clear but I have come to know the following as my own understanding of Global Consciousness.
First, it's important to take note that since the two words "global" and "consciousness" are enormous in scope, naturally "global consciousness" has many definitions or interpretations.
On a macro level, global consciousness refers to the degree, level or state of humanity's collective conscious.
Since the whole is made up of its pieces, the way I examine/understand Global Consciousness is via the micro level, or the individual.
It is, in effect, the consciousness of 7+ billion individuals that make up the global conscious! The more expanded the individual, the more expanded the global, and visa versa (this is an infinity loop or Casual Relationship -- expanding one expands the other).
So this is how I see it:
What is global consciousness?
Knowing/Understanding the world
Knowing/Understanding yourself within the world
Why it matters?
It benefits the individual:
1. Fascinating and meaningful to experience a fuller spectrum of human life.
2. Individual can live more fully that she's has an expanded knowledge of the spectrum of human experience (different ways of being/existing/cultural norms/ behaviors/ideologies) and she can actively design a life that is most suitable for her well-being, thriving (for herself and the world) given this expanded understanding and access into different ways of being. In other words, we are moving past Uni-Cultural Living and into the Culture of Ourselves which can include a fusion of ways to understand the world.
3. By the individual seeing he shares a lot of similar threads as the "other" he becomes less lonely, more open and sees himself as a part of the whole, this whole that is the human species.
It benefits the collective/earth:
1. Becoming more aware of yourself, and the world, we become more empathetic and conscious of the power of our actions. We see that we are all interconnected and that our actions (or lack of them) have tremendous impact on the humans around us -- as well as mother earth herself.
Every project I get my hands on, wrap my head around, any company I join or create is to do just this: expand global consciousness. I am dedicated to this.
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Photos to left: 37,000 miles in the sky, trying to figure out how to visually capture what global consciousness means. Perhaps a pyramid will do? Later changed to pillars.