Our Nature is to Thrive
It used to be that our evolution was thought of as a means to ensure that, as the human race, we survive. But now evolution is referred to as the expansion of consciousness – a way to experience ourselves on different, more advanced levels than merely through our five senses.
And it isn’t a new concept at all. Through centuries there were individuals, or sometimes even entire societies, whose primary focus was on such progress.
Those individuals (or societies) were often described as being “ahead of their time” or “highly evolved.” To this day, researchers and archaeologists keep finding artifacts, structures, tools or written messages, which speak of highly developed minds that created them.
Whether we are aware of it or not, we continue to evolve – for the purpose of the ongoing expansion of what we truly are: consciousness.
And the way we evolve is through our experience. Whatever we experience contributes to what we know about ourselves.
But what does it really mean, and how does it affect our daily life?
On a personal level: When we are not aware of our development through experience, we are often overwhelmed by the unexpected changes in our life, facing challenges we don’t understand, attracting numerous obstacles and problems. We often feel we lack happiness – which manifests as stress, deteriorating health, addiction, loneliness (whether we are in a relationship or not), anxiety, lack of purpose, dissatisfaction with our lives, and dissatisfaction with ourselves and/or others.
On a global level: Empires which rise and blossom – fall. Fortunes which flourish, crash overnight. Mindsets – such as whole civilizations – develop and then disappear.
Civilization after civilization, generation after generation we have been faced with problems that are not easy to solve when we apply our sensory logic to them. Let’s take this for example: many people on our planet suffer from hunger, and we often have tears in our eyes while hearing news about starving children in impoverished parts of the world.
The truth is that there is enough food in the world for all of us. We have an abundance of food, and we have an abundance of resources.
The fact is that the basic reason for the lack of food for the poor derives directly from fears (or so-called subconscious shadows) controlling the behavior of some of the influential people who run the corporations depleting our planet of its resources, and destroying our environment. For the sake of acquiring more money (which for them represents power, and thus they delude themselves that money will protect them from their inner fears) their actions become selfish and/or harmful. For instance, deliberately sinking huge grain cargos to keep the higher prices on the market, instead of feeding the hungry.
Conscious Change is what is needed in our evolution.
The first step is always tough, as it requires purging what doesn’t work: the systems we built, the way we treat others and ourselves, the way we treat nature.
The next step is to understand that the difficult period will pass. As the human race, we’ve been through such changes before. Each step of our evolution began with “composting” what didn’t work and developing new ways of thinking and living. We may also observe such cycles in our own life: whenever there is a change, it involves deconstructing the old before something new can be build.
When you look around and see the problems piling up in our society nowadays, consider the situation to be the process of detoxing and purging. Yes, it is obvious to most of us: if we pursue the old way of thinking, soon there will be no place for us to be able to thrive, to exist.
Thriving is our true nature. We need to thrive in order to exist.
It isn’t easy to turn off negative thinking and look ahead with positivity. However, to be able to consciously evolve, we need to do exactly that. And – as it has been done before – we can do it again.
Positive thinking can move mountains. Positive thinking has helped millions of people to liberate themselves from slavery, defend against invaders/occupiers, or survive in concentration camps. They believed in a better tomorrow, and it became their reality.
Changing our life situation, finding a better job, creating a wonderful relationship with our loved one, building thriving communities/societies – all of this begins with positive attitude.
Positive attitude gradually changes the way we think. When we fail at something – let us remember we can get up and try again. We can do it.
We know how to be strong, courageous and wise humans.