When human consciousness arose, we were taken beyond merely surviving and brought into a state where we wanted to know more and understand more about the great questions of life, such as: Who and what am I? Simply surviving for the sake of surviving is not satisfying to anyone who has the capacity to think, because we know that tomorrow we may not make it anyway—then what?
When we became conscious, we became attuned to that part of us that is immortal: Our Souls. Advanced beings pointed the way. For example, the Buddha saw that suffering was all around him. He sought a path out of this suffering. He found higher consciousness through peaceful meditation. He experienced and was attuned to the forces of the Universe that operate through us. And he saw that this is the way out of misery. He brought this message, but even to this day, few people are able to assimilate it.
Attuning to this higher consciousness is the only salvation for this planet. For if we go on plundering, pillaging, and depriving each other of health, happiness, and freedom, we will destroy this globe. Or it will reject us for its own health and we will be an experiment in nature that just didn’t make it. By evolving our consciousness and awareness beyond mere survival, we are actually ensuring our survival but with the addition of peace and joy.