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Why am I here? The exercise is individual, the questioning of an existential nature. Recognizing our singularity frees us, it allows us to undertake our quest for meaning.
At the time of the decline of biodiversity, this enthusiasm for our personal emancipation might seem paradoxical, even selfish from an ecosystem point of view. However, the psychological study of individuals who work to develop it reveals an immense source of hope. Indeed, the affirmation of who I am seems to allow the person to access a consciousness of his inclusion in agreat whole.
The search for our singularity leads us to connect our I with the World, in connection with the development of our spiritual awakening.
This article will focus on explaining how the search for our singularity operates a movement of self to the other in 3 phases: departure, quest and return, according to the thesis of the anthropologist Joseph Campbell who joins the circles of our spiritual awakening as defined by the philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: to focus on oneself, to decentralize oneself on the other, then to over-focus on a greater than oneself, that I associate today with our environment, the new sacred. Our common challenge facing societal, climate and ecological challenges is to co-create sustainable development