View from the ground
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.” – Buddha
“When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.”
I dedicate this blog to anyone who, by living in the present moment, is wondering what the hell is going on? Thinking, where has the energy, motivation, positivity gone? Thinking, why are so many people blaming each and everyone else for what ever is going on?
Rest assured, you are not alone.
As with last week, when I started to think about a blog, I had set out on a different direction. In fact, I had intended to complete the blog I started last week, but, for many, many reasons, I have not drive to finish that blog – yet. It actually feels quite sacred and, I feel, some clearing needs to be completed before I finish it. Watch this space. There is a lot of clutter to throw out first.
Do you find yourself questioning everything? Well, it would appear something amazing is happening. Really? Well, having read an article on http://www.collectivelyconscious.net it would appear so.
Obviously, I enjoy reading and I like to use the blog to share things I find. Hopefully, it helps others who may be experiencing the same feels but, equally, with the passion to arrive at that Utopia place of self belief and self love.
This article was written by Gustavo Tanaka of http://www.medium.com and I intend to reflect on some of it for this blog.
Gustavo has clearly had an awakening and broken free from the rules that bind most of us to our day to day ‘routine’. His has allowed him the freedom to look at things from a different perspective and it’s that which I find fascinating.
Now, at this point, if Viv is reading this, she will be screaming that this is exactly what she has been talking about for months. I know but, as Viv also understands (to her frustration 😀) I like things to be validated through my own readings. So, here I am, some months later, acknowledging that I get it.
The world is changing it’s just most of us maybe haven’t been aware.
Gustavo has highlighted 8 reasons that lead him to believe the world is changing and I would like to share some of them with you. To see all 8 please visit the above shown website.
I share these in the spirit of information share. I’ll just put them out there and you decide on whether you can relate to them.
1. No one can stand the employment model any longer. Now, I think this is a sweeping statement from Gustavo and would question whether that the observation extends to everyone. However, there is no doubt that there are a growing number of people employed in the corporate work who are disillusioned and struggling to exist within a very strained environment.
Stress at work has been a problem for a long time and statistics suggest it remains. Gustavo also that people are feeling a growing lack of purpose. I’ll let you decide from your own experiences whether he is right but, it makes you think. I think the important thing for anyone feeling like this is to be aware that you are not alone.
2. The rise of collaboration. This is a refreshing observation by Gustavo although the world of collaboration is not new to me. This is the world Viv lives in. If you want to find out more please have a look at www.emeraldfield.org. Gustavo observes that many people have come to the conclusion that it doesn’t make any sense to go on by yourself. Many people have awakened from the “every man for himself” state of mind. He also, quite rightly, reflects that the human race seem to be drifting apart from each other.
I personally link this very much to the above comments about the corporate world. I sadly believe that, despite all of the technology, the ability to communicate, the ability to travel, we have grown apart and that we look at each other with suspicion. Sad!
However, things are changing. Sharing, collaborative economy concepts are being implemented, and it points towards a new direction. The direction of collaborating, of sharing, of helping, of togetherness. Again, I ask that you visit www.emeraldfield.org to have a look at the sharing economy society that Viv and her associates are driving towards. It’s a new world for many to grasp, but it can and it will be THE new world for us all. We just need to embrace it.
3. We are finally figuring out what the Internet is. Now, this observation is an interesting one. Gustavo reflects that the major media groups, who have controlled news by how it best serves the message that they want to get out, are no longer the sole owners of information. We go after the information we want and we look for that information where we want.
I would question, however, who controls the Internet and do we truly have the freedom of information? Certainly, things are more free flowing and we have AN ability to find information but I question whether that it total ability.
That said, as Gustavo states, nations saw true revolutions that used the Internet as the primary catalyst, such as the Arab Spring. And, of course, with the Internet, the small are no longer speechless. There is a voice. I use it for these blogs. I’ll use it to get View From The Ground – the book – out as an e-book. So, the Internet is bring the world together and, I hope, it can help us unite.
4. The awakening of spirituality. The ‘S’ word! I’ve written about this before but I truly believe that, at last, there really is an awakening towards spirituality. Spiritual people are not these weird, tree hugging, daisy chain wearing characters that many believe. How many people do we know who use yoga to get in touch with their inner peace? How many people do we know who mediate?
As many readers will know, spirituality is, in general, a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life.
Attitudes are changing and people are talking openly about spirituality, as they can see the link to meditation and to the search for something bigger; something unexplained.
I also agree with Gustavo’s observation that people want to understand how many things work — how life operates, what happens after death, what is this energy thing people talk about so much, what is quantum physics, how thoughts can be materialised and create our sense of reality, what is coincidence and synchronicity, why meditation works, how it’s possible to cure some ailments using nothing but bare hands, how those alternative therapies not always approved by regular medicine can actually work sometimes.
As I’ve said in previous blogs, some forward thinking companies are providing meditation to their employees. I truly wish this could become the norm, not the exception. Some schools are teaching the young how to meditate. What a beautiful thing to do!
It’s a quiet revolution. There is an awakening, and through that awakening hopefully a peaceful revolution against the madness of modern society. I just ask that we spread the world and start building a true gathering.
So, there you have it. To learn more, visit Gustavo Tanaka on http://www.medium.com.
I hope this has been of interest. If you are asking yourself what the hell us going on, you are definitely not alone. But the world us changing so let’s get involved in that change.
Have a great week. If you’ve spotted a typo above, I do it on purpose really 😀.