REVERENCE; noun: Deep respect for someone or something.
Our behavior and values are so shaped by perceptions that lack reverence. When we strive to disempower another person, when we work to take instead of to give, when we strive for safety at the expense of another person safety, or we judge one person and speak of another as inferior, we depart from reverence. Same when we judge ourselves. All personal interactions without reverence all produce the same result: human beings using other human beings. .
Our species has become arrogant. We behave as though the Earth is ours to do as we please. We pollute it’s land, oceans, and atmosphere to satisfy our needs without thinking of the needs of other life forms that live up on the Earth, or of the needs of the Earth. We believe that we are conscious and that the Universe is not. We think and act as though our existence as living forces in the Universe will end with this lifetime, and that we are not responsible. .
The decision to become a reverent person is essentially the decision to become a spiritual person. Which there is currently no place for in schools, science, politics or government. Yet, to the multi sensory human, a reverent business man or business woman is a person who infuses a new energy into the archetype of entrepreneur, shifting it from a dynamic that is motivated by profits to a dynamic of serving others that is made possible by profits, and the reverent politician is a person who challenges the concept of external power, and brings to the political arena the concerns of the heart. .
Therefore the decision to approach life with reverence means acting and thinking as a spiritual person in the world that doesn’t recognize spirit. An attitude of reverence is the environment in which the multi sensory personality evolves. It is a sense of richness and fullness of being. It creates compassion and acts of kindness. Without reverence, the world becomes cold, barrel, and mechanical, and this create experiences of alienation and acts of violence. It is not natural for us to live without reverence, because that separates us from the basic energy of the soul. “
We must come together and do better.