In these times life is teetering in the hands of a few thousand who control the fate of billions-a new level of responsibility and accountability must be achieved. Corporations run this world; many are so big and so powerful that they are devouring economies as they go along.
The spiritual path is this world, it is our lives. Everything affects everything else. There is no such thing as separation. We are all connected. We all have the same amount of power and the voices of the many need to start to grow louder and over take the voices of the few.
With the horrible affect of the Gulf Oil Spill when will enough be enough? Corporations need to become more responsible for their decisions and actions that affect life on all levels. It’s not just enough to pay fines-but better decisions must be made. Responsibility of how we treat the earth that gives us life must be forged and created and followed through on.
Instead of only creating gigantic profit margins other things must be taken into consideration by the power and persuasion of these monstrous corporations that have us all at their mercy. To be so shallow as to only want more and more money and leaving a devastating trail of man-made disasters, is only leading us more and more away from our connection to nature, to this earth, to the deeper meanings of life. Using up any and all resources for the greedy gathering of more and more pieces of paper with dead president’s on them, with little or no regard for the destruction to people or the fabric of the planet which gives us life, is creating more and more negative karma that must eventually be diffused.
Man continues to make heavy handed decisions with no vision of the bigger picture or negative impacts they might have in the future. What kind of world are we creating now where everyone has been devalued to only being “consumers” and their only value is what they spend in the materialistic market filled with things we want but don’t necessarily need?
Marketing and advertising have worked wonders beyond all perception. It’s as if giant corporations have lulled us to sleep. That we need their products in order to feel fulfilled in life. They act as puppet masters pulling the strings of the masses at their fingertips.
We do depend upon them for services and goods and an easier way to live life. BUT we need to be able to rest assured that giant corporations and world governments have people’s best interests at heart and not just their stock holders. Yet wars continue to rage on-fueled by our petty differences, which instead of being dispelled, continue to be fed by fear and anxiety. While corporations only focus on how to get more money out of our pockets-no matter the cost.
What happened to the innocence of childhood? As children we all had this inert want and desire to share. Why can’t grown men and women share the wealth and resources of the land more? Why is the gap between the rich and poor growing and growing with no end in view? These questions need to be answered. These questions and others can be lumped under the umbrella of “Corporate Responsibility.” The masses deserve answers; the masses deserve to have their voices heard in defense of the greedy consumption of wealth by the few.