Our fundamental attitudes form the foundation of our approach to life, individually and collectively. As a culture we have been greatly influenced by Darwinʼs view of the survival of the fittest, a philosophy that places an emphasis on competition as a way of measuring our value and achieving excellence.
When I meditate on competition as a way of measuring our value I experience how incredibly isolating that mode of operating can be. A competitive approach to life turns everyone into a potential rival, threatening to oneʼs well being and success. How is it possible to want the best for everyone when we are in competition?
From a oneness perspective or a spiritual view of life, everyone is part of an interconnected whole, with each individual having purpose and a part to play. From a spiritually attuned place the internal questions change from “How can I get ahead?” to “Who am I and why am I here?”