My cosmology of evolution is that we are learning to shift from thinking through our brains, which are really just antennas, to thinking through our hearts, which is where we are actually connected to each other and to the the field of possibility. This field of possibility, which is my way of explaining the space between matter, is where all thoughts begin to take shape. It is where thoughts and intention begin to morph into reality. It is the fabric that connects us with each other and to all other manifestations in our reality. But it is our hearts that are the actual connectors. That's why our hearts synchronize with those we sleep next to, and why they can be detected in the brain waves of those with whom we are standing near.
We live in a world based on duality. Right - wrong. Good - bad. Love - hate. We judge everything. Our brains are designed to do this in order to help us survive. If we didn't have the mechanism to avoid things that could hurt us, we simply could not survive. So in many ways, we should be grateful for our dualistic view of life. Tiger chasing us - bad. Sweet tasting fruit - good. Cruelty - bad. Forgiveness - good. All of this comes from information our (antenna) brain brings to us. It is the radio that transmits messages to the body.
Now, what if we decide we are good with knowing right from wrong and good from bad and wish to evolve beyond a dualistic view of the world? How can we do this? After all, thinking from the heart is not anything we have been taught to do.
It is pretty basic, actually. It means you have to learn to suspend judgement. How, you say, can we learn to suspend judgement, and why would we want to do that if it is detrimental to survival?
It is because we are evolving beyond mere survival. Maybe we are even in the process of utilizing those other strands of "junk" DNA. Maybe, just maybe, we are in the process of evolution. Not Darwin's view of evolution, where it is survival of the fittest, but a new view of evolution that actually incorporates those "leaps" we don't know what to do with in Darwin's Theory.
Here is an example: Most of us have heard the story about the ship captain that abandoned ship before all the passengers were safely removed from the cruise ship that he was responsible for running aground near Tuscany, Italy. Our antennas are taking in information provided by the media, and we want to jump right into condemnation. After all, he was responsible and then he acted cowardly. Innocent people died. A pristine ecological environment is at risk - dolphins, whales, all at risk because of this man. All true if we are just using our brains to evaluate the situation. We feel anger, frustration, maybe even hate.
Now how would that look if we evaluated the situation through our heart? Maybe we see a man whose life has been shattered. A man full of fear, hurt, shame. He will never be a ship captain again. He will never have the prestige he once enjoyed as a captain of a cruise ship. But most of all - he knows that when put the test - he was unable to deliver as a captain under duress - to make good decisions based on sound judgement and to always put his passengers before his own well being. Not only has he been confronted with his own flaws - but the whole world knows them. Most of us will never have our flaws paraded before the entire world. Most of us will never screw up that badly. Most of us will not be responsible for the deaths of innocent people.
How does he look now? Does it change how you see this man? Do you still hate him? Or do you see a flawed human being, and feel some empathy?
It doesn't change what this man did. It changes you. And that is the only person you are responsible for changing. Suspending judgement is not easy. It takes practice. Last night I was watching Nightline and they had a segment on Casey Anthony - the young woman who was exonerated from killing her two-year-old daughter. It literally took all I had not to judge this woman and have all the corresponding feelings that go with that judgement. In fact, it is the emotions that are projected from feelings of judgement that go out into the world and create duality.
So try it for yourself. See how often you judge, then try to suspend it just once. Just let it be. Take in the information, then let it go. Don't attach emotion to what you are reading, hearing, watching, etc. Don't be manipulated by the media, advertising, politicians, etc.
It's a process, and it's not easy. But the outcome could be worth it.