The theme of water has been reoccurring for the last 48 hours or so and I just can’t shake it. It is appearing everywhere in all facets of my informational existence.
Surf the wave.
Ride the wave.
“A drop of water does not know it is part of a raging river.”
Reoccurring – on and on in incredible succession – Why?
The world is changing. Simple as that.
Everything is changing – somethings for the better, but most – in my opinion – are not.
TED staffers are updating their blog with all the speeches from TED Global 2012. I have to admit to wanting to do little else today, but flip through each email as it comes in – only I can’t. The real job that I begged the cosmos for is calling me to my tasks and thankfully I do it.
Thing is though that I want to watch and share it with you all.
One of their first posts this morning was from Jason Silva. His discussion is on Radical Openess. How the formation of your thoughts and ideas assists in the evolution of the species.
I couldn’t help but be transfixed by this thought. How each of us and the depth (or lack) of our thoughts determines our next step on a global scale.
I don’t have anyone really to discuss this with that won’t look at me like I am crazy, so I will hope for a form of dialogue here.
I have often thought that life in a turn of the 19th century agrarian community would be easier. You would wake up, do your chores, live your little life in the space you know and this would continue day in and day out forever.
Seems dull but you would know what to expect – and you would know how to do this.
About 100 years ago thinkers and doers started to depend on their imaginations more than the limitations of their existence and the world started to change. We as a species didn’t physically evolve, but metaphysically we have changed dramatically. The species began to grow more dependant on brains than on bodies.
The species began living longer.
In turn, we started thinking for tomorrow instead of thinking for today.
The species over the last 100 years has witnessed giant leaps of knowledge and consciousness.
I remember learning about the Renaissance in school and the magic that seems to exude from the time. People made radical leaps in knowledge and consciousness.
To which I believe we are in the midst of our own renaissance. Our own bit of magic.
If we allow ourselves to grow.
I say if because many people are still living life as a drone to the propaganda presented to them instead of thinking for themselves.
If we think for ourselves we form ideas and opinions and we eventually must find other people to discuss these opinions and ideas.
Everything is the result of an idea.
The holocaust was a bad idea.
The space race was a good idea.
Securing your home is a good idea.
Creating security so tight within a nation that it makes it impossible to believe this is still a democratic nation is a bad idea.
Someone somewhere thought of each thing in existence today.
Electricity was a magician’s trick. I like having the ability to see at night without squinting in candlelight.
Personal computers were a fanciful idea until someone with the knowledge and passion to make one came along.
I think the theme I am supposed to be recognizing is this…I am one voice in a million trying to consciously evolve into a new way of thinking.
I am but one droplet in a river of change.
One voice in a million hoping and thinking and evolving for the future of us all.
What are you? Who are you? Are you becoming more evolved? Are you listening to everything around you?
Do you allow yourself quiet moments in your day to think about everything?
If you don’t even consider your effect on the world around you perhaps now is a good time to think about it. What could you do that may not seem like a big thing, but could your first drop into the river of change?