Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness, and the Hero's Journey
Throughout the existence of mankind, it is basic human nature to follow the hero's journey towards a universal understanding of the golden rule.
Long ago, ancient cultures participated in rites of passages. Traditions and rituals led individuals into transformational journeys. As the hero returned to the community, acceptance was found by all who participated in that culture’s golden rule of how to treat others. The hero’s journey became complete when service was given to others.
In today’s modern world. mindfulness and spiritual awareness are beginning to incorporate transformational journeys into the human psyche. Perennial traditions, rituals and rites of passages are found in various organizations. Mission statements, policies, and guidelines determine the definition of the golden rule and one’s ability to assimilate. Businesses are using words such as "archetypes" and "transformational leaders" in order to create a rational consciousness towards cultural diversity found within an organization.
It is the task of each of us to evaluate who we are as individuals and how to integrate our unique selves into a diverse community. How we can obtain inclusion and diversity will be determined by how we live the universal meaning of the golden rule. An Ecumenic Age may develop if society creates a world-wide view of sel-understanding and a valid truth for all humanity.
Victoria Walsh Cutherell