By Paul Lenda
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
You would be hard-pressed to find someone that does not feel that there are massive changes happening on our planet, whether they are environmental, societal, political, or otherwise. The reasons for the cornucopia of paradigm shifts are many and involve a high degree of multi-faceted complexity. Now that we are collectively at a crossroads where our decisions will define our future perhaps more significantly than at any other time in history, we find ourselves faced with the wonderful opportunity to transition away from the current modus operandi, and co-create a world where unity is the underlying basis for society and its actions, not separateness or division.
As Buddhist teacher Doug Duncan once said, “You cannot have outer revolution without inner revolution”. The reality of things as we see them in the world is a reflection of our collective level of consciousness. If we are to see humanity experience a higher collective quality of life, both physically and spiritually, there needs to be an internal transformation that precedes an external transformation.
If you look around you it will be easy to see the consciousness of desire, greed and pride influencing and guiding many of the systems that society relies on. All three of these are a reflection of a mindset rooted in division and separateness as well as an overarching philosophy of duality within the minds of the powerful and influential elements of society. Conversely, the ancient Golden Rule, which is a philosophy for life that permeates almost all major belief systems, is based on the idea of interconnected unity among all people, and reflects a message of non-duality that is aligned with the true nature of reality.
Replacing the paradigms of disharmony with those coherent with our environment and its systems paves the path for positive intentional evolution. We should not feel powerless in the face of the problems society and humanity faces today. The keys to our future are in our hands – or our minds, rather. Transforming the world is not supposed to be the responsibility of a few enlightened sages. Creating a better world is the responsibility of each one of us. Together, we can either stand on the sidelines and watch as the consciousness of greed, pride and desire take us down a dystopian path, or we can alter the future by together making a shift towards things that increase peoples’ well-being and promote self-actualization.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Melbourne recently predicted that the world economy will collapse by 2030, a prediction also made by the Club of Rome back in 1972. Perhaps this will be helpful for a genuine reboot in how humanity conducts trade, or maybe this can be avoided if a radically different kind of thought is applied to the structures that support the mechanics of the present economy at large. What is certain is that as intentional evolutionaries, we have the power to co-create a better process-structure that can replace inefficient models that stagnate our collective growth and tend to increase the level of suffering in our lives.
By being intentional evolutionaries we harness our mind power in a way that creates positive and meaningful change for our collective good; reflecting the power of a collective consciousness with a conviction for making the world a better place that has more balance and harmony. One person alone may not have a great effect on the whole but if many of us come together and focus on co-creating the same result then we will certainly see a monumental societal shift.
The world is changing… be on the transition team.
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature” ~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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Previous articles by Paul Lenda:
- Becoming the Infinite Conscious Creative Force of Reality
- 9 Ways to Spot a Fake Guru or Spiritual Teacher
- 9 Healing Benefits of Music
- Survival of the Kindest: Evidence Humankind is Evolving to Become More Compassionate
- Living In A Hologram: Our Holographic Reality
- The Ancient Esoteric Wisdom of the Hawaiian Huna Philosophy
- 8 Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation.. and Free Ourselves From It
- Accelerating Our Collective Emergence Into a New Paradigm
- 10 Ways to Shift Your Consciousness
- Overcome These 10 Habits for Increased Happiness
About the author:
Paul Lenda is a conscious evolution guide, author of “The Creation of a Consciousness Shift“ and co-founder of SHIFT>, a social community of intentional evolutionaries focused on anchoring in the new paradigm and assisting the positive transformation of humanity. With the drive to be aware of and experience the wider horizon of Reality, Paul has developed an extensive background in the spiritual and transformative elements of life; one that is both knowledge and experienced-based.
Paul has spoken at various shows, events and locations including the United Nations and My Spirit Radio, and has had his articles published in magazines and journals around the world.
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This article by Paul Lenda was originally published in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine, issue 33 (Spring 2013)