Go Beyond Competition and Consumption
Material things do not bring us lasting happiness, they cannot and they never will. We have been conditioned to buy things that we do not need and that we cannot afford, to impress people that are stuck in the illusion that happiness and self-worth come from material possessions. In an odd way, we have been conditioned to define our sense of self by how often we contribute to the destruction of our natural world, through the consumption of material possessions. Step off this treadmill of ecological destruction and realize that anyone who is trapped in the paradigm of judging others cannot be truly happy or fulfilled, because the conditioned thought patterns that judge others, also judge us when we fail to live up to whatever standards we have for ourselves. Also, make an effort to understand that at a subatomic level everything is one infinite interconnected web of energy. The world of duality is an illusion created by our limited sense perceptions. Quantum physicists have proven what Buddhists and enlightened beings have know for thousands of years: at a subatomic level, every particle in existence is connected to every other particle and all particles can behave as waves of energy. Reality is literally one infinite connected field of energy, that vibrates at different frequencies to create everything that we misperceive as separate objects: chairs, plains, forks, people, books, animals, trees. We are all made of atoms, which are 99.9999% empty space. If a scientist was able to expand the nucleus of an atom to the size of a basketball, the electrons would be the size of pinheads. The pinheads would be orbiting the basketball at a distance of 20 miles in every direction. Everything that we perceive as physical and solid, is, in reality, almost entirely empty space. We are all stardust that has somehow become so sophisticated that we are conscious of ourselves and the world around us. Embrace your freedom of thought, resist corporate conditioning and step outside the unconscious paradigm that is rendering our beautiful Earth less alive every day. Understand that peace, joy, bliss and love can never be found in the world of things, these experiences arise from the full acceptance of each moment as we surrender to the eternal now, in which our entire life transpires. Out of these realizations, lets create a new global system, based on love, equity, transparency, collaboration and compassion. Lets work to align business and society with the planet so that we can continue to evolve while respecting all life on Earth. The other option is to continue business as usual and watch the slow motion collapse of the ecosystems that support human civilization and all life on Earth.
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