Steps toward the Transformation of Humanity by Honora Finkelstein (This article was originally published in the “Network of Light News” column in the December 2010 edition of Pathways Magazine, published in Washington, D.C.) Mayan priest and spiritual activist Alfredo Sfeir-Younis is the founder of the Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation. His theme for the institute’s efforts is that the future of humanity depends on our collective enlightenment. According to Sfeir-Younis, “Humanity has evolved to a point in which collective destiny is what really matters. The spirituality of this millennium must rise toward a meaningful path to collective enlightenment. New vision, intent, language, and action must be brought to bear.  The paradigm of ‘the inner’ must prevail over the paradigm of ‘the outer’.” A native of Chile, Sfeir-Younis was an environmental economist in high-level executive positions for the World Bank for more than 29 years. Upon retiring in 2005 he founded the Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation, the objective of which is to mainstream spirituality in the arenas of business, economics, and public policy.  The Institute pursues the charitable, educational, and artistic objectives of advancing human transformation and spirituality in order to bring about peace, justice, equal rights, education, employment, and adequate food, water, and natural and environmental resources for all, thereby healing the world from illnesses of the body, mind, and soul. Sfeir-Younis, who as a Mayan priest is recognized as a world healer by many great masters from spiritual traditions around the world, believes human values must be included in national and global decision-making in order to promote planetary healing. In addition to his financial knowledge and business experience, he is a messenger of peace who fully embraces the world of spirit and love. Sfeir-Younis has also authored two books, Another Meaning of Enlightenment and Ten Spiritual Laws to Heal the World. In all his endeavors, he encourages humanity to become responsible for healing and transforming their personal lives through peace, balance, and harmony in a chaotic and turbulent world. For more information on Sfeir-Younis’ work with the Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation, please visit http://silentpeacemeditation.com/ziht/ .