There has been much attention given to these concepts here on PeaceNext. The focus has been as if these are pitted against each other. The one more valuable, or worthy, that the other. Unity defeats pluralism due to its higher value. Ego is to be shunned,the cause of all our ills, and some higher essence is the prize. I do not see it that way. These components lend their value to the whole of our experience. Experience is incomplete when anything is missing from it. All of the pieces together give us what we require to do what is best and create the experience that is of the greatest value.
The notion that these are in conflict demonstrates an existing conflict. The notion that these are not in conflict demonstrates an absence of that conflict. In considering this we can see that as we think we actually are. It is not hard to extrapolate this into the world around us. Climate change and all of its ramifications is an excellent example of how we collectively create the world we live in. When we demonstrate care in our daily life we are more likely to prosper and be happy. When we exercise care collectively we build a better world. We can and do change the world everyday. It is our responsibility to realize this and build a world suitable for us all. A world we all want to live in. If the next life is our reward we had best make that investment now.