🙎🏻♀️Alvina Zimmermann🇦🇺 🇨🇳🇮🇷 🇷🇺🇩🇪
Whether any form of progress, technical or otherwise, leads to the emancipation of humanity at large or beckons its ultimate demise is always determined by the level of consciousness that underpins such progress.
Humans have an astounding ability to create problems in every circumstance because of a deep unwillingness to accept peace. Just look at our daily lives: if you are unemployed, you have problems, but if you are employed, you may also still have problems. If you are single and unmarried, you may have problems, yet if you are partnered and married, you will still have problems. Perhaps you are poor, so you experience problems because of no money, yet even the rich too experience problems because now they must manage and protect their money.
So, we can see here then that the issue is not the external circumstance, for if that were true, then the moment you change the circumstance, the problem would disappear, but we know that this simply isn’t the case.
In a similar vein, whether rapid technological progress results in liberation or destruction ultimately comes down to the quality of and state of mind of those participating in such progress. If you squeeze an orange, you will always get orange juice, if you squeeze an apple, you will get apple juice. It logically cannot be anything otherwise.
So, if society at large consists of individuals with a mind of peace, wisdom, compassion and integrity, any progress will ultimately be infused by the same quality of mind in which it operates and freedom can be attained.
If society at large consists of individuals with a mind of egoism, stress or greed, then again any progress will ultimately be infused with the same quality of mind in which it operates and destruction is almost assured.
The answer to this question ultimately rests not in the rate of progress itself, but in the constitution of the individuals making such progress possible (which includes every single one of us that consumes technology in some way). Time will fundamentally reveal to us who we truly are.
Without question, the most important skills to develop for all individuals at all times, is wisdom and discernment. We are all leaders within the context of our own lives and team members to our family, friends, and society at large, so we should be keeping in mind that leadership and teamwork are not ideals exclusive in importance to one’s career but apply to every aspect of life. Wisdom and discernment, which means the ability to judge well and make the right decision at any given moment and in every given situation, are golden keys that unlock the doors to limitless good. Especially in a time of great change and upheaval, not just digitally and technologically speaking, the ability to exercise complete, sound judgement and act with clarity will not only afford us the ability to navigate uncertain, uncharted and potentially treacherous terrain with grace, ease and safety, but it will also pave the way for future generations to follow in our footsteps and carry on the legacies that we have left behind.
One cannot truly be a great leader without vision and one cannot truly be a great team member without intelligent participation. Wisdom always gives vision and discernment always allows us to participate in the most integrous way possible.
I have always felt a strong connection with the vast ocean and am always humbled by it’s power, magnificence and resplendence. Just like the tides of the sea, I am always mindful that there is a natural flow and movement to my life, that all is well and that life will take what no longer serves me as the tide draws out, only to replenish me with the new good as the tide comes in. I was very fortunate to grow up in the quiet oceanside capital of Perth, Western Australia. I remember being a small child, maybe around 5 or 6 years old, and my grandfather took me for a day trip to the beach. As I stood before the ocean I was taken aback by how infinite it truly was and for the first time I was deeply connected to this sense of being a small speck in the presence of grand powers of both cleansing and nourishment, the Great Ocean Mother herself. It was also my first memorable experience of true prosperity, experiencing Mother Nature as opulent, divine and all-providing with nothing less than a limitless supply. Whenever I have a moment of feeling slightly overwhelmed or stressed at work or in my daily life, I always draw to mind a mental image of the Great Ocean Mother and in a split second all my burdens are washed away by Her serenity, and for this I am grateful.