Recently coming across a quote from 'The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium' by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, I thought it was worth posting:
'Even if nothing were to change in our lifetime, even if signs of a new dark age proliferated, if chaos and apathy were on the ascendant, those who cast their lot with the future would not be disappointed. Evolution is not a millenarian creed event, expecting a Second Coming next year, the next century, or the next millenium. Those who have faith in it have literally all the time in the world. The individual life span with all its woes and dillusions is only an instant in the awesome cosmic adventure. At the same time, our actions have a decisive impact on the kind of life that will evolve on this planet, and perhaps on other planets as well'
Conscious evolution is about acquiring evolutionary consciousness - to think in terms of the macro, of the direction our species is taking. As has been said by many people, it is the first time in evolutionary history that we have the opportunity and and potential to enagage in conscious and intentional evolutionary transformation.
These are indeed significant times...