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Our Causes: Humanity
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, American Baptist minister & activist, 1929-1968 AD
Humanity has never before faced such a challenge to its sense of well-being and joy. The 24/7 news cycles, hyper-partisan politics, cyber security and AI concerns, an opiate epidemic, a global pandemic, and the relentless firehose of algorithm-driven social media challenge our sanity on a daily basis.
As the late pastor Dr. Bob Moorehead wrote in 1995 (edited) "We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness...."
First Light agrees that humanity has never before faced such a challenge to its sense of well-being and joy. And yet we disagree with the notion that the solution can be found by changing the external world first. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. states above, darkness cannot be driven out by more darkness. The solution must come from light, and that light must come from inside each of us. This is the very definition of First Light.
We believe it is time for humans to focus less on the external, fear-based world portrayed in the media and focus on the internal landscape. It is time for us to go inwards. Human consciousness is the final frontier. There are many modalities—meditation, cultural rituals, breathwork, etc.—to help us succeed on our journey of transformation.
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