Coaching Call #24 is out today! The topic of this call is Overcoming Her Social Anxiety And Reducing Her Drinking.
This client has quit every job she’s ever had, because she could no longer take the stress and pressure she felt. She asked for this call because she now found herself at home, after leaving yet another job, avoiding work and drinking too much. We uncovered that the source of her work avoidance wasn’t laziness, as she had thought, but a powerful social anxiety. After getting to the core of those fears (this call contains a great deal of information about bullying), we were able to shift some of her beliefs (you can only do so much in an hour) and came up with an action plan that will help her to finally let her true, fabulous, social butterfly self out to play. (Please note that this call addresses the source of drinking too much, NOT full blown alcohol addiction.)
A few months ago, I was in the middle of a deep meditation, when I reached a new level of understanding. I was introduced to the concept of a Win-Win society (or rather, I attained an understanding of it I’d never reached before). Unlike our current “Us or Them” mentality which is built on the premise of scarcity and shortage and the idea that only one of us can prosper, so I either have to be a selfish bastard and get what I want at the expense of others, or sacrifice myself for the greater good, a Win-Win society is built on the premise that everything I do to truly benefit myself will also automatically benefit the whole, and everything I do to truly benefit the whole will also automatically benefit me. Notice that I’m using the phrase “truly benefit”, which means being aligned with what we really want, and not what we think we have to do to get what we want. I saw with crystal clarity how an enlightened society would never sacrifice the individual or the group for any purpose, but would always look for the win-win, and find it.
I was instantly smitten and set the intention to know more, to gain an even deeper and more practical understanding of what such a society would look actually like.
Thrive – A society built on personal freedom
Those of you who have watched the documentary Thrive, which I posted a couple of weeks ago, may recall that at the end, the film makers advocated for a society with less restrictions instead of more. They envisioned a world where personal freedom reigned supreme and everyone was essentially allowed to do anything they wanted, as long as it didn’t directly hurt someone else.
To me, this concept of a society built on personal freedom is part of the same concept. One thing was instantly clear to me – those who served their own purpose from a place of alignment instead of fear, would automatically be doing what’s best for society. Of course, creating such a society would necessitate eradicating or at least severely limiting fear.
A few weeks ago, I came across the following quote from Buckminster Fuller, which stopped me dead in my tracks:
“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”
I resonated so strongly with this idea. I could feel the “truth” in the notion that we should all be inherently free to follow our passions without restriction. And I truly believe that if we all did so, the world would be a far, far happier AND more productive place.
And yet, up to this point, it had all been theory. My vision, the Thrive movie and Bucky’s inspiring words – all of them had resonated deeply with me and had given me a glimpse of what could be. But, I’m a practical puppy; I’m not content with beautiful ideas. Don’t get me wrong, beautiful ideas are awesome, and I love to ponder them, but at some point, I want to know how something could actually be implemented. What would it take? What would a society built on freedom and passion and the Win-Win concept actually look like?
I set the intention to find out. I figured with all the genius thinkers in the world, both past and present, someone out there must’ve surely taken the Buckminster Fuller quote to a new level. And I wanted to read the book, hear the speech or watch the science fiction movie that brought these ideas into a more tangible reality.
Well, that manifestation arrived and it’s better than I could’ve hoped for. And today, I’m going to share it with you.
The Venus Project
Meet Jacque Fresco: Futurist. Mr. Fresco has been inspiring others with his vision of the future since the 1960’s. Unlike conspiracy theorists, who often just bitch about what’s wrong with society, Jacque offers solutions, and heaps of them. He paints a picture of a true Win-Win society and offer practical applications, using technology and resources already available today. He addresses the problem of eradicating the fear caused by the falsely created (and falsely perpetuated) idea of scarcity. He’s brought some of the world’s smartest people together to come up with solutions for distributing the world’s resources in such a way that it would raise everyone’s standard of living significantly and in a very short amount of time. Individualism would reign supreme, as would personal freedom and choice. And, people would be encouraged to contribute to society in the best possible way: by following their passion. Education would be set up to support this very endeavor, instead of trying to achieve conformity.
Jacque Fresco and his wife continue to work with the world’s best and brightest to plan this future and inspire others to share in the vision and bring it into reality in Venus, Florida, and have dubbed this work “The Venus Project“.
Below, you can find a documentary about the Venus Project which brings this vision to life. I adore this! It makes it so easy for us to “see” what a society like this would actually look like and helps us focus on it. Remember: Don’t focus on what you don’t want, even if it’s your current reality. Focus on what you want to create, and what you want the world to be like.
I hope this movie inspires you to do just that and gives you tons of new and concrete ideas for your own vision of the future. Enjoy!
What’s your BEST vision of the future? Share in the comments!