It’s funny when your thoughts during meditation focus in on the act of thinking itself. While thinking about thinking, it occurred to me that thinking (or the lack thereof) is the source of most of our problems. As a society, we have far more knowledge now, than any of our ancestors, yet have a lot less good judgement. We often think too quickly, or about the wrong issues.
According to one Google expert, we collect more information in just two days then we as a human race have since the beginning civilization until 2006. Why then, is it nearly impossible to decipher what the ingredients are in the products we eat?
We’ve been able to fly to the moon, land, and come back… yet most of the world is hungry.
We can communicate at the speed of light, having conversations with people on the other side of the world by talking into our wristwatch… yet we find it challenging to have a face-to-face conversation with family members.
Why do we go out to dinner with friends and spend most of the time talking to different people on our phones?
We have become a society where quantity seems much more important than quality. The Dalai Lama said it this way: “It’s a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room.”
We are physically larger than our ancestors, but shorter in character.
We have become more interested in long profits, but short relationships.
We have more conveniences, but have less time.
We have bigger houses, but smaller families.
It seems like the more experts we have working to solve the world’s problems, the more problems we have.
Maybe it’s time to stop looking outward and start looking inward to find our true essence and discover for ourselves what is important.
Gandi said “The world provides enough for all our needs, but not for our greed’s.” It’s time to look at our world, not as a resource but as THE SOURCE.
Lifelong entrepreneur and resident of the 1000 islands. Started his meditation practice in 2018.
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