We’ve reached a plateau in human evolution
The next rung requires a comprehensive solution
What brought us to this place will not suffice  
Changing our thinking that would be nice

If we keep expanding exploiting corrupting
Our ecology will continue disrupting
We need balance and thoughtful direction
It’s time for mindful course correction

As earthlings we generated great invention
As we conquered civility our pretension
We vanquished beasts mastered physical earth  
Invented great machines what was it worth

We conquered time and mastered space
Conquering each other our disgrace
We built vehicles of mass destruction
Now it’s time to stop construction

Time to come together exchange deep dialogue
Build sacred relationships heal what is wrong
If we can’t conquer our inner space
Death and destruction for this human race

As you move forward living your life
Stay conscious of choices be a midwife
Make abiding connections with those in your space
Be human in being cooperation your grace

When you make choices about the use of resources do you think about the impact to the earth and to other people?
When you think about the choices your government makes what are the key factors you look at?
How do you support the value of cooperation in your life?
Why do you think cooperation is a very important value?

– Stewart Levine ©
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