Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What do cows, trees and humans have in common? Unfortunately, nothing at all...

Ever wondered about your ability to be fully human? Bet you’re too busy living to really think about it. But there’s something seriously wrong with this picture. We’re designed to be autonomous, creative, self-directed beings; we’re built to thrive, excel and evolve. But we’re not exactly thriving, are we? Instead, we grapple with co-dependence, neediness, fear, despair, insecurity, self-destructive behaviour... we’re dysfunctional and disempowered in almost every area of our lives.

Why is that? The problem is not with the hardware. The body is, after all, the most sophisticated, most advanced piece of kit ever developed. It’s perfection itself, like all of nature. Yet despite our eons of evolution, we've failed to fully understand or master ourselves. The rest of nature seems to have got it sussed, though. I mean, have you ever seen a tree that didn’t know how to be a tree? You never see a tree trying to be an elephant, right? Ever seen a cow that didn’t know how to be 100% cow? Nope. But try finding a human being that actually knows how to be 100% human, full time, and you might have a problem. And we think cows are stupid? At least they know how to be what they are. Plus they’re placid, non-violent, and only make a fuss when they’re slaughtered.

So the problem is not with the hardware. It’s the software that we need to address—the software that runs our minds, bodies and lives; the software that’s been corrupted, messed with, filled with nasty viral messages that spread throughout our systems and get handed down from one misguided generation to the next. It’s the programming of our formative years—all those beliefs, fears, insecurities, projections and skewed perceptions passed on by parents, teachers, religion, society... We’re told what’s possible and how the world works; we’re told what to fear and how to make ourselves acceptable. We’re taught to shelve our dreams, be sensible and hunker down for some cut-throat living.

It may look as if we have endless problems in our world. But the only real problem is our negative programming—the root of all human dysfunction and disempowerment. Without that negative distortion, everything works just as it’s meant to. Our programming is the only thing that’s flawed—the only thing in the way of our happiness and fullfilment. When we change it, everything changes. Only problem is, you won’t believe that ...because you’ve been programmed to believe that stuff just happens and you’d best just deal with it.

Take a closer look at this picture we call life and see just how far we haven’t come as a race. Notice a certain discrepancy between our original blueprint and our current behaviour? We need to start being what we’re meant to be. (Cows can do it ...but that’s an udder story). Don’t keep running the same old, primitive, fear-based software of our Neanderthal ancestors. Been there, done that sabre-toothed-tiger-chasing thing. Life’s a little different now and we need to wise up. If you’re serious about being a fully functional, superlative human being, you need to upgrade to some 21st-century software. There’s a whole world waiting and it’s an awful lot more fun when we act—and interact—like real human beings.

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1 comment:

Csilla Moffat said...

How very true - leads me to share an old Cherokee Legend:

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson
about a battle that goes on inside people. He said,
"My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
"One is Evil - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow,
regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment,inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

"The other is Good - It is joy, peace, love,hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and
then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."