After having worked with the seven values for the last 12 years, I continue to be in humble awe of the balance of the morality and ethics that develop from those values. The very roots of our species’ creativity are grounded in our capability to grow into the infinite potential of our mind – with the capability to choose good options for living, kind words to share with others, and decisions thoughtfully formed to guide our children to grow into their potential.
The intra-personal, inter-personal, and social evolution we will go through individually and collectively as we incorporate these values, morality, and ethics into our minds and lives, the more those values will become one with us. We as individuals, governmental agencies, and corporations of all types are at the basic level of that process. Those who advocate and teach peace are working to move people from thoughtless activities to the thoughtful consciousness to “do” ethics.
Our next step is to move from “doing” to “becoming” and the eventual state of “being ethical.” When that is achieved and becomes second nature to our relationship with our self, and with others, we then have arrived at the state of “I AM ethical.” Spiritual masters have always advocated this progress, but I have never seen it applied to the logic-sequences of values, morality, and ethics as becoming a part of our being. “Being ethical” is not a spiritual state, but one that empowers us to become wholly ethical in all our social existence.
The same values that give each of us personal integrity also give us organizational integrity when we practice using those values and ethics socially and publicly. That same care for our personal and social peace can be extended to peace between nations, political parties, churches, neighborhoods, neighbors, and to our own family. The only way that future generations of our children will become sustainable is if we, today, begin to thoroughly understand the logic of these values and intentionally and consciously teach, socialize, and enculturate our children with these values, and then show them how to practice ethics in their lives.
It is obvious that the logic that develops from those seven values is meant for the least of us to fully know what is good and what is not, what is moral and what is not, and what is ethical and what is not. This simple set of values is more than fully capable of aiding us to fill our lives with the goodness we seek to encounter in others, and peace of our societies and between nations.
That same logic gives all people of all nations the capability to now embed those values into the decision -making processes of every organization to move whole societies toward social stability, peace, and functional families. Knowing and understanding the simple logic of those values, morality, and ethics, it would be illogical and perhaps immoral to maintain the status quo of organizations to remain unchanged, and unaffected by these values. Who will guide those organizations to become moral and ethical? Who better than the parents of over 3 billion children?!
Knowing the moral mandate that was embedded in our DNA, we cannot morally justify sitting back and not applying them in our lives and in the decision-making rooms of organizations. When we do begin to share these values and ethics, we must do so with the same care, patience, and tolerance of Expressed Ethics. Social stability and peace in our societies, communities, and families will not be generated by aggressive behavior on our part, but by the patient investment of our time and thoughtful ingenuity to “bend the culture” of our organizations and societies toward social, political, and economic stability by using the logic of these values — beginning with our own children. The responsibility for sustaining the future generations of our children lies with us. It is our responsibility to prepare ourselves and our children to create families and organizations that do make decisions that support a future of sustained peace and social stability.