The Prosperity of Human Kind and Why So Much Anarchy?

I just read the brilliant article written by Robert D. Kaplan called Why So much Anarchy in Global Affairs? My wise and revered friend Dr. Firuz Kazemzadeh forwarded the above article to me.

 

The author raises a very brilliant question at the end of his article; saying:

"The future of world politics will be about which societies can develop responsive institutions to govern vast geographical space and which cannot. That is the question toward which the present season of anarchy leads."

Robert D. Kaplan

As I was putting all the thought-provoking facts and ideas Mr. Kaplan mentions into perspective, I found myself desperately looking for a window and door for humanity’s rescue. Suddenly, another very brilliant article published in 1995 by the Baha’i International Community called The Prosperity of Humankind, came to mind.

The turmoil now convulsing human affairs is unprecedented, and many of its consequences enormously destructive. Dangers unimagined in all history gather around a distracted humanity. The greatest error that the world's leadership could make at this juncture, however, would be to allow the crisis to cast doubt on the ultimate outcome of the process that is occurring. A world is passing away and a new one is struggling to be born. The habits, attitudes, and institutions that have accumulated over the centuries are being subjected to tests that are as necessary to human development as they are inescapable. What is required of the peoples of the world is a measure of faith and resolve to match the enormous energies with which the Creator of all things has endowed this spiritual springtime of the race.

Robert D. Kaplan

This shift of perception back and forth gave me a more complete picture. I believe what makes the picture of humanity’s present state more complete is to recognize the simultaneously integrating and disintegrating condition we are experiencing. It is indeed the world of Star Wars. Dart Waders and Luke Sky Walkers competing all around us and within each one of us. Seeing our condition as a battle of forces of light and darkness makes the picture, more complete and the solutions we seek a whole lot more realistic and likely.

 

Man is in reality spiritual. A quick look at the documentary series called Frontiers of Learning gives me hope for what the grassroots can achieve with very little means but a steeled determination and a global spiritual and unified vision. The trick is in mobilizing a global and unified vision that has the best of all humanity in mind.

 

With such a vision, CGIE is embarking on a humble but dedicated spirit to an after-school Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment training at Pomona Unified School District. The idea was born in the context of The monthly Faith-Based Roundtable meetings the visionary Superintendent Richard Martinez held at the  District office. CGIE and its dedicated interns were invited, encouraged, and supported every step of the way to take this leap of service to the school and its community.

 

We hope to share the process of this service project with you as it gradually unfolds.

 

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Keyvan Geula is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist; LMFT. She received her Master of Science in Marriage, family, and Child Therapy from the University of La Verne, in La Verne, California. She employs the latest research in behavioral sciences, neuroscience, and the Baha’i principle of the oneness of all humanity to serve the well-being of her clients.

She offers her services as a clinician, lecturer, trainer, and supervisor to a global set of clients in person and online. In her clinical work, she incorporates the wisdom of the Baha’i Writings, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy research, Mindfulness meditation, and consultation skills, as well as knowledge of the spiritual self.

She is an adjunct professor of Behavioral Sciences at Citrus Community College, faculty of continued education at Claremont Graduate University. She teaches psychology online to students at Baha’i Institute of Higher Education.

She is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Global Integrated Education (CGIE), a non-profit Baha’i-inspired educational organization, which explores oneness of all humanity, and teaches the integrated mind-body-spirit approach in education.

She has served for two years as the producer and host of a two-hour weekly live radio show for the Persian community in Sothern, California focusing on the role of the psychology of spirituality in personal and social transformation, creativity, emotional and social intelligence, and a greater sense of harmony in a global society. She also has been the host and producer of TV series called Transforming Human Consciousness for eight years. She regularly writes and blogs on www.cgie.org/blog on topics related to integrated education, the oneness of humanity, the powers of the human spirit in the betterment of global society, elimination of all prejudice, equality of women and men, and education reform. Some of her shows are posted on her; Keyvan Geula YouTube Channel.

Mrs. Geula has served in several Baha’i institutions since her youth in Iran and USA.

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