Because if we don't we will shrivel up in a life of unfulfilled potential and soul-devouring mediocrity, and fall prey to power games -- such as manipulation and passive-aggressiveness -- and continue to wreak havoc in all our relationships, including that with the planet. Because if we don't we will be stuck in a self-made prison of victim consciousness.
From a larger perspective, because the world needs us to do so. It needs everyone -- all of us who have even an inkling or suspicion that we have some kind of work to do to advance our collective evolution on this planet. The clarion call has been issued. The world needs us now, as fully in our power as possible, as healers, teachers, activists, catalysts of change. Now is the time. There has never been a more critical time in the history of humanity. One could say that our very survival as a species is at stake here, and certainly, the quality of life on this planet. This is it: the time we have been waiting for.