What was Kierkegaard saying on every page, every sentence of his inspired writings? For man, he was saying, inwardness is all. Man’s uniqueness consists in his capacity to turn his attention to himself, his capacity to turn his attention to itself and dive deeper and deeper into the ocean of individual human consciousness. He was born to choose that work, that free movement of self-discovery. Self-birthing. Only human beings are called to that. An Unknown World, 86
On Earth, inner evolution takes place uniquely in man and depends on elements uniquely defined by the type of words used by Kierkegaard: inwardness, self relating to itself, or, rather, that in the relationship which, grounded in the eternal, relates the self to itself-- and thereby brings forward into human life, into the human body, what the great teachings call the Self--in other words, the soul. And in order for this process of inner evolution to begin, what is required is the sustained activation of capacities not yet, if ever, measurable by the science of our era: capacities such as a truly conscious attention; genuine freedom or creativity; objective conscience; the genuine force of will; and impartial love.
Summing up these elements, we may speak of the evolution of man as the process by which human beings become able consciously and voluntarily to serve the purposes of higher, perhaps the highest, intentions in the universal world, intentions that create and maintain worlds upon worlds in the universal world. And here we may boldly speak of the intentions of the Earth.
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