According to Barbara Marx Hubbard, “a third great human drive surfacing now due to the phase change on planet Earth. We have hit a limit to many forms of growth including population. The drive to be fruitful and multiply cannot continue much longer. One more doubling of the population and we could destroy all life. Self Preservation and Self Reproduction are now evolving into Self-Evolution, Self Expression, the yearning for unique life purpose. We are shifting from maximum procreativity toward cocreativity. This means a surge in human creativity, but most of it is unfulfilled. The sexual drive is moving upward toward the suprasexual drive.”
She identifies a surge of passion for life purpose that includes and yet transcends the sexual drive. Many people now are feeling a yearning to express our creative potentials, and to do it with others—to find our cocreative partners. Such individuals are stimulated by “vocational arousal” as we seek to find a way to fuse our genius (rather than our genes) in service off a yet-to-emerge evolutionary potential. This massive awakening of creativity—the desire to join together to express our unique potentials—is the next great drive in human evolution.
About Barbara Marx Hubbard:
Barbara Marx Hubbard is a social innovator, speaker, author, educator, and visionary who has for decades led the process of articulating the new worldview of conscious evolution. She collaborated with Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, and Abraham Maslow, among many others, and co-founded the World Future Society and the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Her name was placed in nomination for the Vice Presidency of the US at the 1984 Democratic convention, and in the years since she’s led a whole series of newsletters, innovative public meetings, wonderful films, innumerable speaking engagements and now a series of acclaimed online courses. You can find out more about her and her work at evolve.org