What does it mean to take responsibility for our ecological and cultural crises? The nondual perspective says that everything is connected to everything else. There are no independent relationships and thus nowhere in particular to “point the finger.” But in another sense, as people awakening to whatever degree of choice we have, we realize responsibility is distributed throughout the human system, so we each do have some real responsibility to the future. A third way to view our predicament is as an inevitable crossroads and an evolutionary opportunity.
Terry explores these ideas in this brief (3 1/2 minute) audio clip and suggests that whether we succeed or not at turning the corner to a sustainable future, the sacred invitation of this lifetime is both spiritual and social—we can awaken into a different way of being human individually and together—and a new relationship to the earth, our fellow creatures, and one another.