posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 12:22 PM
To me, importance is entirely dependent on your current level of development.
What we deem as important is appropriate for where we are at this moment. If you feel survival is important that is appropriate for you. If you feel
that comfort or success are important, that is also appropriate for your stage of development. For some people, religion is especially important. For
others, loved ones, and friends. Some might say a functioning government, some might say a democratic government.
Every one of these is an entirely valid answer. It depends on your development, your point of view. It is generally a good idea to try not to be very
judgmental about these sorts of things.
To me, what is important is progress, personal and collective. If progress continues to be made, perception will gradually evolve. Society as a whole
may have bumps, and bruises, but if you look at the big picture from the point of view of eternity, even disasters, and the most terrible are just
momentary stumbling blocks. The holocaust, while utterly horrible for those living it, becomes but a distant memory of a story from descendants.
Katrina, 9/11, the Tsunami, all of these, terrible, horrible. But in 10 years, these things will be but history lessons to kids, and memories of
adults. Now imagine 50, or 100 years from now.
As a person, as long as we make measurable progress towards worthwhile things, we will have a sense of fulfillment. But if we get stuck in a rut, and
just do to do, our life becomes stagnant, and begins to rot. Interestingly, the instant progress stops, we do not maintain, we suddenly decline.
Spirit knows nothing can truly harm it, so no matter how terrible a circumstance may be, pain, suffering, torture, death, loss, regret, whatever could
possibly happen, it's a momentary blip in our spiritual evolution. If something occurs that does not have negative side effects stretching at least
500 years into the future, it is not such a big deal. As long as an individual makes progress, all of the horror of the moment, does not matter in