"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked pensively. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." - Trina Paulus
What if we broke the mold, thought outside of the box, shifted our mindset and used the internet as a tool for inspired evolution.
Einstein was quoted as defining the state of insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We are now finding out that Darwin had more words in his writings to describe the inter-dependence and collaborative nature of species than references to competition. Here are two examples of expanded perception available for global viewing on the world wide web and which address these two revolutionary statements.
You are probably familiar with the expression "being in your right mind", but few of us are fully aware of its powerful implication. What it actually refers to, according to Jill Bolte Taylor, is an alignment with Source and our true Selves. Our left brain handles memory, language, perception of linear time and calculations among many of our usual ego driven tasks, but the right side of our brain connects us with creativity and inspiration from our expanded Self where we are One with everything. Dr. Taylor's 18 minute presentation at a 2008 TED Talks conference beautifully describes the difference between these two parts. She knows what she speaks of since she spent 8 years recovering from a massive stroke which effectively shut down her left brain functions at the age of 37.
You have also had to type a word to validate your presence as a human interacting on a particular website. This activity, repeated millions of times a day, was co-invented by Luis von Ahn. He took the original purpose one step further when he decided to rethink how the same step could change the world, literally. When seen through this approach, one can only ask, "What else can be done collaboratively"?
In order to address and solve the blockages found within us and the world we all co-create and which manifest themselves as suffering and inequality, we need to turn the global pyramid upside down. Could it be that simple?
The answer is yes and many evolutionary paths are shared via a simple click of the mouse.