A New Universe Evolutionary Worldview Has Evolved
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Universe Day is an annual event that starts each December 31st at noon and runs until noon on January 1st. Universe Day seeks to pick up where Earth Day leaves off and to effectively solve our planet’s evolutionary problems from a universe evolutionary perspective.
“Universe Day is similar to Earth Day in that individuals and organizations all over the planet are encouraged to self-organize their own events and meet-ups to forward the Universe Day message. Universe Day is a no-ownership, no-egos, get-the-message-out-now viral event. Imitate it, adapt it, improve it. Steal it, even, if it hastens the spread of its message,” says Lawrence Wollersheim, Director of the Universe Institute and one of the founders of Universe Day.
The message behind Universe Day is derived in part from the wisdom of Albert Einstein, who said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” As most people are aware, the challenges we now face on a planetary scale — such as radically increasing temperatures, nuclear and traditional wars, pollution, environmental degradation, lack of sustainability and a troubled global economy — have serious consequences. Rather than allow ourselves to feel overwhelmed by these challenges, however, we can, as Einstein suggests, adopt an entirely new way of thinking. Such is the impetus behind Universe Day: to expand our approach to these issues by adopting the much broader Universe Evolutionary Worldview.
“The progressive evolution of the universe as a whole system is the power that sustains our physical existence — both personal and planetary. We are embedded in the unstoppable flow of the evolutionary process, which, though invisible, is the most dominant factor in all of life and in everything around us,” says Wollersheim. “Recent innovations in cosmology and evolutionary biology have revealed more about the evolution of life and the cosmos in the last twenty years than in all the previous eras of human history combined, and our ability to accumulate more of this essential knowledge is accelerating. This is no small improvement. Humanity is now capable of understanding the full evolutionary scope of the biggest playing field there is — the universe.”
Part of the message of Universe Day is that universe-scaled evolutionary science can help individuals work more effectively together to rise to meet the most critical planetary challenges of our times. “For starters,” Wollersheim says, “this requires that we all step up to ‘Job One For All Humanity’ and do the hard work that is necessary in order to lessen the carbon emissions that are causing our planet’s average temperature to rise dramatically. Job One For All Humanity also includes building a more sustainable environment for succeeding generations, since the rising temperature of the planet will soon begin to adversely affect almost everyone on Earth.”
Universe Day (TheUniverseDay.org) invites everyone everywhere to self-organize and create their own local events. Click here for tips on how to do this. You can also “Like” Universe Day International on Facebook, and share your thoughts under the “Discussions” tab. Global ideas are welcomed that engage the levels of self, community, planet, and universe.
The Third Annual Universe Day is facilitated by the Universe Institute and Universe Spirit. The Universe Institute (universeinstitute.org) is a non-profit think tank that researches the world’s most critical issues from an integration of evolutionary, whole systems, and universe-scaled perspectives while using the new dialectical thinking processes designed for understanding and managing the interacting complex systems affecting our lives.
Universe Spirit (universespirit.org) is a non-profit organization that seeks to educate people about how the Universe Evolutionary Worldview, Universe Citizenship and Universe Spirituality can be used to create a just, prosperous and sustainable world for all.
For more information on Universe Day, contact Lawrence at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.332.2301
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SOURCE Universe Institute / Universe Spirit