the earth context
The earth implies limits - earth is a closed system.
Human beings can't just be about our own individual life projects; we also have to be about the project of life itself.
There are three components of being aware of the earth context: transcendence, self-awareness, and sensitivity.
being a cosmic person in the earth context
We become aware of the earth context when it takes our breath away.
How does a Cosmic Person invite transcendent experiences?
We become aware of the earth context when we take account of ourselves as embodied and insightful beings.
How does a Cosmic Person practice self-awareness?
Human beings are sensitive to the 'tension of existence in time within the phenomenal world' and we can 'enter this reality in a creative rather than an unconscious and destructive manner.'
- Brian Swimme in The Universe Story
How does a Cosmic Person remain sensitive to the fleeting wonder of life?