“The next step in human evolution is not inevitable, but for the first time in the history of our planet, it can be a conscious choice. Who is making that choice? You are. And who are you? Consciousness that has become conscious of itself.” Eckhart Tolle (from The Power of Now)
Evolution occurs when the species and the environment restore balance. Environments change, and species as a part of the whole change with the whole in order to maintain balance between the parts and the whole. Mankind is a species and the earth is its environment. Man’s evolution is no longer on the physical plain. We don’t need 12 toes. Evolution for man is in consciousness. Everything evolves; everything changes; everything is inter-being.
In the past man’s tribes evolved when the local environment changed. Tribes explored, took over new territory, mixed with other tribes and evolved into inhabiting new world. Man creates worlds and then lives in them. Change forces evolution and the birth of new worlds. Is that no happening now?
For the first time man as a species is faced with a total change in environment. He must evolve of go extinct. The consciousness or world view that created the world we now inhabit cannot create the new world we must create. The old way must go in order for the new way to be born.