“The day everyone opened their hearts and became charitable, charity became unnecessary.”
OK. Good news, finally! Charity is no longer needed. Government sponsored programs, fundraisers, donations, and all other forms of charitable initiatives used to raise money to help the poor are no longer necessary. Poverty, homelessness, and hunger have been eradicated from the face of the Earth. We finally came to our senses, and came up with better ways of organizing ourselves to live on this planet.
Oppression and exploitation of workers in general, and of women, minors, immigrants, minorities, and of people living in underdeveloped areas of the world in particular, is over. All forms of slavery are ancient history. Sweat shops are completely gone. Work is valued and well rewarded. One member of the family working no more than 40 hours a week is now not only able to provide for all the needs of his or her family, but also able to save money for a comfortable retirement. Both parents do not have to leave their homes and work extended hours in multiple on-call, part-time, low-paying jobs as they did in the past to make ends meet. As a result, we now have less stressed-out parents, healthier families, better children, better citizens, and less social problems.
Better salaries led to an increase in demand of goods and services and a reduction in joblessness. The young population is now finding other forms, besides work as we knew it, of contributing to society with their talents and skills. This gives them renewed hope to invest and build a future for themselves. Upward social mobility, that had almost completely disappeared, is back now, and investing time and money in higher education makes sense again.
Corporations, those irrational and insensitive man-made monsters whose only goal was to amass the highest quarterly profit without regard for the pain inflicted on others and for the damage to the environment, are things of the past. With their disappearance, old forms of government susceptible to corruption also came down. The nefarious influence of money on politics that made elected representatives turn away from representing the interests of their electorate to advance the interests of those who paid them the most, is also a thing of the past. Those imperfect forms of government have been replaced by a modern social democracy where people, using electronic communication, vote on issues directly, or constitute educated individuals who have a better understanding of the specific issues to vote on their behalf. Voting became an easier and wiser process.
Advancements in the understanding of how the brain works, and breakthroughs in science in general, and quantum physics in particular, came up with explanations that could only be formulated through spirituality before. A great awakening took place when science and spirituality found common ground. People engaged in a series of development practices that led them to the understanding that we are all in this together.
Since this Shift took place, we overcame our tribal mentality, and violence is now at an all time low. The concept of nations, territories, and borders is vanishing. Expansionism and conquest are irrelevant since we came to the understanding that we all share the same planet. The state-sponsored violence is gone, and the military industrial complex has been dismantled. The amount of money and resources used to build weapons and maintain military supremacy has been redirected to take care of human needs, such as good housing, healthy food, clean water, sanitation, transportation, health care and education for all. The capacity of radical ideologies to influence people and recruit extremists to perpetrate acts of violence has diminished considerably since people now live better lives, have hope, and can see the possibility of a better future for themselves and their families.
At the same time, we have adopted new technologies that preserve the natural resources and don’t wound the planet as we did in the past. Sustainable communities are the new norm. Consumption is not what it used to be. People are much more educated and scrupulous, and mindless consumption and waste are things of the past. We have become more conscientious members of the global society, caring much more for the health of the planet and the preservation of Spaceship Earth. “Small is beautiful” is the new economic trend.
Through the growth of mindfulness practice, we finally came to our senses, grew in compassion and solidarity, and created a wonderful new world. We have decided to better distribute the fruits of the increased productivity and pay workers more than mere living wages. Now everyone has enough to live without the fear of not having enough. People now live with a real sense of belonging to a community where each member helps and is helped by all others. With that, the ever-present fear of not having enough is gone; it is a thing of the past. People are not as afraid and anxious as they once were of not having the necessary to provide for themselves and their loved ones. The stubborn tensions of the past subsided, people became more relaxed, less anxious, healthier, and social interactions improved immensely.
We finally realized that this planet of ours is a place of abundance where there is more than enough for everybody. It was amazing to realize that the only thing that we had to do was to change our thoughts and organize ourselves differently in order for everyone to have what they needed to thrive.
Since everyone is now taken good care of if something bad happens, the fear of not having enough is gone, and the desperate compulsion to accumulate as a protective mechanism against potential times of lack has vanished. Since we are less fearful of not having enough for our own survival, we are now better able to love, care, and share.
We finally have organized ourselves to live on this planet in new ways, and as a result of this new order we, all of us, are now able to live dignified lives, take care of ourselves and our loved ones, share from the much we have, and give our best contribution to society.
Charity is no longer needed. Government sponsored programs, and charity organizations to help the poor are no longer necessary. Poverty has been eradicated from the face of the Earth.
No more poverty. No more hunger. No more homelessness. No more fear. No more greed. No more oppression. No more exploitation. No more indifference. No more neglect. No more violence. No more fanaticism. No more terrorism. No more crime. No more wars.
While all this is taking place, we are also transitioning to a time when work as we know it is becoming obsolete. Work is not what it used to be. The idea that one has to necessarily work to be deemed worthy to live in society is long gone. New technologies create what is needed in abundance. Advancements in science and technology are making work unnecessary. We are coming to a new time in humanity’s history when people will not have to work, or exchange labor for money any longer. Machines and automation are replacing human labor, and something new is happening: people are now earning the means they need to live dignified lives without having to work. And with the creative ways we have organized ourselves to embrace this new reality, and with the active sharing of all Earth’s immense abundance, everybody has more than enough to pursue their vocations and live beautiful, creative, contributing lives. Everybody is supported to be the best that they can be. Everybody is developing their innate talents and giving their unique contributions to the betterment of the world community. People, now, occupy themselves satiating their curiosity, doing what they love, following their passions, exploring their innate talents and skills, and making great contributions to society, while living happy and thriving lives.
Are we prepared to create a new world? Are we prepared for a new paradigm? We must let go of some deep-rooted ideas…
“We must 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.” ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller (12 July 1895 – 1 July 1983)
We have attained a higher consciousness. We became able to see beyond what we once saw. We went beyond the illusion of separation and became aware of our oneness.
We made it!
Smile! Be happy! Rejoice!
We made it!
The day everyone opened their hearts and became charitable, charity became unnecessary; that was the day when charity was replaced by justice, and we brought Heaven to Earth!
We can now celebrate life as brothers and sisters, as members of the same one human family, who live in peace, and rejoice with each other’s accomplishments and successes.
We made it!
We live in a new world of solidarity!
Life is good!
“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“If you could stand on someone else’s shoes, hear what they hear, see what they see, feel what they feel, would you treat them differently?”
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