The Concept of Enough ... and Occupy Love
The movie discussed the phenomena of the Occupy movement, its rise (and its fall at least physically on Wall Street) and what the outcomes have been from this, and other significant 'coming together' of people right across the globe. One of the most important messages from the film is the message that 'Love' is the solution to the problems in the world today and that it is directly opposed to, Hate, Envy, Greed, Control, Manipulation, Power, domination over others which are characteristics of the capitalistic world that we live in today.
The problem for most people is that it is a bit of a 'cliche'... Love is the solution... there is no doubt that this is the case, however it is most probably 'as a concept' a bridge too far for people to leap right now... what would it look like anyway? ... people going around hugging each other? ... I'm not sure this is a message which people feel they can deploy... there is no doubt that it is the end game, but a lot of water needs to pass under the bridge to reach this point.
When I consider what might it take to create the huge shift it always comes down to the same thing... if we stop the never ending struggle for more money, more possessions, more of everything... and stop believing the lie that there can be continual growth in our economies, then perhaps we might make a start.
We are the only animal on the planet that has Wants... every other creature in its natural habitat takes what it needs to survive and continue the species. Humans do not... we have this desire (fuelled by those in power) to compete with each other, compare and judge, the survival of the fittest! ... we are taught to believe in ourselves, to be better than those around us, so that we can have more than them... when we have more possessions, we then have greater value, which fuels our ego and pride... we are now victorious in our quest to be better than those we were competing with... now move up a league and go again.
All of this is driven by scarcity thinking, not abundance thinking, and the fear of being without instead of trusting that if we put our faith and energies into being the best we can be that the universe will provide...
So how can we change the way the world is? It is very simple... if we adopt 'The Concept of Enough'... what is this?
THE CONCEPT OF ENOUGH
But it has far more deep reaching effects at its heart than just the above. Suddenly with money and possessions no longer being the key focus there is a fundamental shift. Away from what is in it for me ALL THE TIME, to how can I help others achieve their number too! This is a transition to a more caring, giving and supportive attitude... we start to seek solutions for other people... and in needing to fulfill this obligation we need to know who the people are around us and what problems they can solve. This is the rebuilding of community... all working together to achieve... being happy actually...
It is a different way to think, but by taking responsibility for what we consume, using the 'Concept of Enough' in our daily lives... we would bring about such great changes... this really is something everyone of us can do... it is something that won't need us to lose what we have built, or make huge adjustments... but it will set us on the right path... and by working together we can certainly create the future that we want... not the one we are currently being told we can have...
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