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A Tribe the Size of the Entire World

by Ian MacKenzie Apr 22, 2010
How you answer the question “who am I?” says a lot, not just about how you see yourself, but also how you relate to the world.

As the world grows ever more connected, through technology and transportation, we are starting to see the emergence of a “global mind.”

This mind is a challenge to our individualize identities, who want to continue to see the world as very small. The small mind doesn’t want to believe we have an impact that reverberates around the planet, affecting animals, the natural environment, and increasingly, remote human populations as well.

Dean Radin explains further:

This clip is from the Expanding Identities module of the Global Oneness Project. The module concludes;

It’s not easy letting go of strong identifications, opening to those who are different than us, or finding ways to share resources and live together peacefully. Expanding our identities is our choice, and our imperative.

We can restrict ourselves around a small “me” or around an impenetrable group boundary. Or we can discover ways to relate more deeply to others and life itself. It may be that not only our own well-being, but the long-term viability of the entire earth is at stake.

It is up to each of us to answer and live the question, moment by moment: Who would I like to be?

And so, dear readers, what do you think about the global mind? And how do we hasten its arrival through travel? Share your thoughts in the comments!

For more thoughts on interconnected travel, don’t miss Casey Kochmer’s interview on Taoist Travel.

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