I am sure you are familiar with the phrase “All men are created equal”. A more accurate statement would be “All men are created with equal potential”. How one’s potential is developed is a matter of personal choice.
“Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for it is a thing to be achieved.” ———- William Jennings Bryant —1860 – 1925
The great artist and philosopher Walter Russell puts it this way.
“Mediocrity is self-inflected; genius is self-bestowed. The choice is yours.”
Scientist now know that as we evolve our brains actually change in size and activity in certain areas. It seems that the structure and activity of our brains determines how we see the world and function in it.
I read about a study that was just completed with 90 student volunteers who were evenly divided in their outlook in terms of being very conservative or very liberal. They found that the conservative thinkers have a larger amygdale, the almond shaped organ in the center of the brain that is linked to fear, anxiety and emotion, and the anterior cingulated, a region of the brain linked to sorting through conflicting information and maintaining a more optimistic outlook was smaller than average, while the reverse was true of the liberal thinkers.
People react to life experiences in different ways depending on the condition of the brain and the nervous system. For instance when faced with an awareness that we have insufficient funds to cover our living expenses, which many people have experienced recently for whatever reason, we react in different ways. The conservative thinker believes in fixed limitations, therefore his first reaction will be to figure out a way to spend less. The liberal thinker can see greater possibilities beyond the apparent limits. Therefore, his first reaction is to figure out a way to create more. These reactions are a result of the beliefs held by each person and how they see the world. These reactions are quite automatic resulting from the condition of one’s nervous system. When our nervous systems are over stressed we are simply unable to see possibilities.
We have discovered a process that releases stress and strengthens the nervous system. This process accelerates the natural evolutionary process that diminishes fear and anxiety, and develops our ability to understand complex systems and see greater possibilities. We know that we each have the potential to function from a much more advanced level of understanding and functioning. This is now being called right brain development.
Right brain abilities are compassion, intuition, creativity, innovation, and the ability to see the big picture or understand complex systems. Developing these abilities allows us to see and understand laws of nature that governs how we create our own experiences. This allows us to see much greater possibilities and begin to experience life from a totally different level of understanding and functioning.
Our life reflex the degree to which we develop our potential. We go to school to develop our left brain abilities like reason and logic and analytical thinking, but this just develops half of our potential, and still leaves us living in a dangerous world that we do not understand. It leaves us making choices from fear.
Yet, we have the potential to be able to expand our understanding and see the world and our lives from a much more positive perspective. We have the potential to understand a world quite different from what mankind has seen and experienced in the past. We are always evolving and we are evolving at a much faster pace now than ever before. What’s possible for us today is far greater than anything we have even dreamed possible before.
The Unlimited Futures process develops our full potential. It works on all levels simultaneously, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It releases the stress that gets built up in our nervous systems and affects our ability to function at our full potential. It refines the energy of the entire mind/body system thereby developing our right brain abilities and making us far more capable of making changes that will improve our lives and the world around us. This process simply accelerates the natural evolutionary process that is moving us into a higher developed species.
It is clear to see that many changes need to be made in our society. Financial markets are out of control, greed reigns supreme and deceit runs ramped in advertising and in many areas of our interactions. Wars are breaking out all over the world; people are suffering and feeling hopeless. As Ervin Laszlo says in his book Quantum Shift in the Global Brain, we have come to a point of either a breakdown or a break through. It is easy to see that the only salvation for our world is a move to more advanced levels of world consciousness, which fortunately is happening as we speak.
We are in the midst of a huge paradigm shift; a magnificent movement that will lead the world to a higher level of consciousness. What is most needed now in this movement are leaders. And the only thing we have to do to become a leader in this new reality is to develop our own potential.
The good news is that as more and more of us move into higher levels of consciousness it affects everyone to some extent. Since we are all connected we do our part in creating a better world by simply developing our own potential, and then expressing ourselves from this advanced level of consciousness.
If you would like to develop your potential, I have described the Unlimited Futures process in my book entitled Unlimited Futures: How to Understand the Life You Have and Create the Life You Want. I have also created a CD, DVD and Companion Workbook to help you get started. We also now have our Personal Growth and Development Core Course on DVDs. You can download a free introduction to this course by simply clicking in the box requesting it on the side of this page.
Once you start experiencing this growth process, we also provide courses that you can attend to accelerate this natural evolutionary process.