When Obama was elected so many people all over the world were celebrating, it felt great to have that world-wide joy and unity. It got me wondering, are we at the beginning of a spiritual shift in consciousness? As in more peace and unity, less greed and selfishness? I'm not referring to belief in God, I mean a shift that involves everyone from all religious beliefs or lack there of.
This guy thinks so...
Pollster Predicts a More Spiritual Shift - US News and World ReportJohn Zogby, famous for his political polls, predicts that by 2020, we're going to be more Zen-like, less materialistic, and more tolerant. If that sounds overly idealistic, consider this: In one of his surveys, over one third of respondents said they believed they could achieve the American dream through spiritual fulfillment rather than material success. And since 2001, the percentage of people who say they intend to spend less on Christmas gifts than the previous year has been growing. To Zogby, that suggests that for more people, "The test is how fulfilled we are spiritually. Their quest isn't for bigger houses and more cars; it's an inner search, a quest for spiritual meaning." He calls such people "spiritual secularists."
What do you think? Is a shift happening? Are we going to see more peace, joy and unity, and less selfishness and greed in the years ahead? Will this bring about more world-wide cooperation, less war and better economic times?