Can we truly use know-how to measure our degree of self-development or self-discovery?? The answer is far from easy, but let’s give it a go . . . .
First, let’s consider the cultural influences round this idea of self-discovery:
For the past 150 years or so, the speed of human cultural evolution has been growing constantly - or arithmetically - within the West, or about 300%. Slavery and baby labor laws had been abolished, Women gained the proper to vote, The Civil Rights Act was previous and adopted, and gays and different minorities gained standings in society.
On the detrimental side, however, we within the west have misplaced a lot of our general politeness, civility, and satisfaction with more basic items. I bear in mind the summers in Savannah, Georgia within the 1950's gathered with my household around the ice cream churn after an outside picnic, waiting for the selfmade stuff to ice up! Now, a family sitting together for a meal is taken into account an oddity. Gangsta Rap is King, and even gunning bystanders down in the street (or movie show) is considered cool by some.
Now contemplate the rate of technological discoveries during these similar a hundred and fifty years. Based on the shear variety of inventions, this price has grown exponentially - or about 30,000%! And this rate has practically doubled each 2 years!! Human wars created a hunger for extra highly effective weapons. The expansion of populations begged for better sanitation, higher technique of travel, and extra tools for rapid communication. These want brought us trains, planes, automobiles, telegraphs, telephones, AC current, robotics, DVD’s, computers, the Web, and the amazing innovations of parents like Pranav Mistry: transportable digital actuality.
However what about so-referred to as “Particular person self-discovery”??
This is a tough one. It seems as though particular person evolution of consciousness is intimately linked to, and spurred by, human cultural adjustments, e.g., civil rights. The introduction to the west by those who follow Hinduism, Buddhism and non-violent resistance eventually impacted the lives of thousands and thousands.
From these easy introductions, the drive in the direction of particular person Self-discovery started in earnest. Since the “individual” is paramount in the west, its glorification and enlargement was inevitable, giving rise to what is now referred to as the Human Potential movement. California grew to become within the 1960′s – and nonetheless is – the mecca for many human potential of us, though adherents to all of these programs might be discovered anywhere on this planet.
Group programs like EST (presently The Landmark Forum), Life Training, LRT, as well as numerous individual therapies like Re-Birthing, Primal, Hypnotherapy, TM, NLP, EFT, SOT, and different “alphabet soup” procedures . . . had been all developed to get "in touch” with our psychological-emotional blocks, release them, and permit our full potential to blossom.
But can a marriage between technology and self-discovery instantly affect an individual’s consciousness and development of internal consciousness and happiness? For the sake and survival of humanity, it is turning into more and more evident this should be the purpose. In any other case, why do something if not for happiness? Why create one other Frankenstein monster??
Films like The Matrix naturally give us the dark vision, i.e., the conflicting drama and choice between happiness and self-discovery. However is there one other way? I believe so. In actual fact, I consider that true self-discovery naturally results in happiness, despite what most Hollywood films may conjure up.
Technology, if harnessed to supply us with tools for consciousness, can lead to a Golden Age of Enlightenment. The ability to quickly and accurately navigate into our personal psyches would offer humanity with an enormous transformative instrument. A living proof? The usage of Utilized Kinesiology, otherwise referred to as muscle testing.
Muscle Testing is a kind of simple, but effective, technologies that anybody can access. Additionally it is pretty correct when practiced by someone educated in its use.