All of the global problems that Ryan Eliason talks about in his manifesto for his Visionary Business School and Conscious Social Entrepreneurship Empowerment program, are, he asserts, “merely symptoms of more fundamental issues which we need to address as a human family.”
“First, we need to grow up emotionally. Human beings are collectively very emotionally immature. There is this thing called emotional intelligence, and we haven’t prioritized it as a species. We’ve focused primarily on developing our scientific, physical, mental and technological capacities while seriously neglecting our emotional development.
Just think what would be possible, if every child was taught how to be deeply compassionate with themselves and others. If we simply learn to process our emotions in a healthy way, we would keep our hearts open, we would be more compassionate, and all of our relationships would be far healthier and more fulfilling. This is why we need Conscious Social Entrepreneurship and Ryan Eliason
We also need to learn the importance of family and community, and to expand that to include the entire human family. There’s nothing wrong with being powerfully committed to getting our personal individual needs met, but far too many of us stop there. We might extend our sense of responsibility and commitment to those closest to us, but what about our neighbors. Most of us don’t even know our neighbors! What about the people living on the other side of the earth that you’ve never met. Why stop there? Could we extend our sense of compassion, and responsibility, to all life forms? Even to future generations?
If almost all of the world’s most pressing problems have been created by humans, then doesn’t it make sense that a shift in human consciousness is what’s needed most?
If we simply shift from patterns of selfishness and greed, to patterns of compassion, generosity, and love, I believe that all of the tangible problems will eventually get resolved.
We already know the tangible physical solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. We know what we need to do to reverse climate change. We know what we need to do to prevent war, to feed the hungry, to build ecologically sustainable societies, and to transform politics.
All the solutions are out there.
We just need to wake up to the truth of who we really are, open our hearts big and wide, and hold fiercely to a vision of what’s possible.
Fear and doubt have gripped the collective human psyche for far too long.
If you know anything about the law of attraction, what you pay attention to, and especially what you pay attention to with significant emotion, you attract. We do this individually, and collectively. So as long as we collectively indulge in fear and doubt, and as long as we choose to believe there is no hope for the future of humanity, then we will continue to collectively create that reality.
Another world is possible. And all it takes is for you to believe. We can change this world, dramatically, and much faster than seems possible right now.
The human mind is far more powerful than we realize. Collectively, if we can shift our minds and our hearts internally, then the outer circumstances are going to get addressed surprisingly fast.
This might sound like magical thinking, especially since many of the problems we face have been around for hundreds of years, and sometimes thousands of years. And in many ways, it can seem like things are getting rapidly worse.
However, the stubbornness and immensity of our global challenges only serve to further prove my point about the power of the collective psyche.
The collective human psyche is so powerful that we’ve managed to create such colossal problems!
If we turn this collective psyche around and focus it on healing and transforming our world, we can just as easily dis-create these problems, and build a magnificent future.
Playing your part might take courage and determination, but it is also likely to be the most fun and delightful journey you will ever take.
What Are The Solutions?
In the previous chapter I began to explore the solutions.
You may recall that I also said there are as many ways to change the world as there are people on this earth. I don’t claim to have all the solutions.
The wonderful thing is that you can find an enjoyable and authentic way to change the world, where you also get paid. Isn’t that awesome?
Our political, economic, corporate, educational, health care, religious, and legal institutions (just to name a few) are sorely in need of radical transformation.
Any work you might do that is directly focused on evolving these institutions could certainly have a potent positive impact.
However, all institutions or organizations are simply collections of individuals. They were originally created by individuals, and they are now sustained by individuals.
And even if we succeed at creating meaningful change at an institutional level, unless the individual human beings that make up these institutions have developed a higher consciousness, they are destined to slip back into old destructive patterns.
So it follows that you can do just about anything that helps individual people evolve in some meaningful way, and it will have a powerful ripple effect on the world.
Individuals depend upon social systems for their wellbeing and evolution, therefore anything you do that supports healthier relationships, families, communities, and organizations is also going to have an important positive impact.
Breakthroughs in science and technology will help, but we already have the technology we need to both survive and thrive if we only had the collective consciousness and will required to apply it correctly.
The world’s most pressing challenges can seem so complex that it’s easy to assume the solutions need to be equally complicated. Actually, the most powerful solutions are surprisingly simple.
Love one another.
Cultivate compassion for all living things.
Treat others as you would like to be treated.
Be a responsible and caring member of every community to which you belong, including the global human family, and the exquisite ecosystem we call Earth.
Live what you believe. Cultivate integrity.
Choose to believe that a better world is possible and look for opportunities to create it now.
Perhaps one of the most powerful things you can do is to be a shining example of the kind of world you want to live in.
Gandhi said we must be the change we wish to see in the world. Truer words were never spoken..”