Personal Development And The Law Of Abundance And Prosperity

Economic conventional wisdom suggest that there is not enough resources in our universe for everyone to survive and thrive. Think again. Through self development, you can have abundance and prosperity.

Many people believe that the world supply of goods are lacking in regard to supplying this world with all of our needs and wants. That the the only way to have enough for everyone is to take from others for one self.

Through personal development you can have all of your needs taken care of, and your heart desires full-filled.

The conventional economic guru theory of why we will not have enough supplies for generations to come is supported by the thought that the universal supply of goods, finally will run out and that there will not be enough goods to support us. This theory is debunked in my view, because God would not made [and continues to create] these billion of humans, without adequate supplies for them.

The bottom line with regard to one having a lacking mentality is simply found in the dearth of one’s own self improvement. As we improve our minds with regard to having unlimited thinking, the possibilities become unlimited.

There are two main reasons that we, will never be short of abundance and prosperity in this world, as long as we allow ourselves to personal develop.

Here are the two main reasons why we will always have abundance and prosperity in this world.

Number one: as man continue to develop his intellect, he will discover better methods for producing goods in this in this world. An example of this is found in the history in this country [USA] with regard to whale oil and coal being our chief supply for transportation. These commodities were used to power the ships and to light lamps and candles. The pessimist would often lament how we will run out of these two commodities, and then we will be doomed. But the discovery of petroleum oil [This was done through man's personal development of his mind] supplanted the need for whale oil and coal as our main commodity for powering our engines.

The number two reason that man will always have abundance and prosperity, is tied in closely with the first reason that lack is unacceptable, and that is technology will assure us that we look for better ways of producing goods. So as we develop our inner selves with the use of technology,new horizons are born.

The Negative Effects of Technology on the Planet – Our Cultural Vision is Driving the Destruction

The negative effects of technology are numerous. In our march to progress we have degraded the natural world. Forests are chopped down, topsoil is washed away, rivers are polluted and our waste is dumped in the oceans.

On the surface this appears to be a relatively recent problem. If we went back 100 or 200 years it would seem that mankind treads quite lightly on the planet. On face value the culprit is industrial technology. However this is not the case. The culprit is our cultural vision; our cultural vision wields technology in a destructive fashion.

Prior to civilization all cultures on the planet saw themselves as belonging to the world; they were a part of it. These cultures had varying degrees of technology. Some were very primitive, others quite complex.

But the negative effects of technology were non existent. All technology was exercised within certain natural laws. Civilization changed this. Instead of seeing man as a part of nature people saw man as a separate and higher order of being. Thus the rest of nature merely existed as a resource for man’s benefit.

Due to this world-view civilization used their technology to subjugate nature. Indigenous societies never did this. Using technology in order to bend nature to man’s will is what creates negative effects. The negative effects of technology are not inherent in the technology itself; it is what we use it for that is the issue.

For most of civilization’s history the negative effects of technology were localized. When the Phoenicians destroyed the forests of what is now Lebanon the trauma was local. When the Greeks and Romans collapsed due to the exploitation of their land with advanced technology the effect was local.

Destruction of the natural environment has been taking place since the birth of civilization yet it is only now that we are seeing it on a global scale. Our industrial technology has progressed to the point where we can do more damage in 100 years than we could in 10,000. But again this is not a problem of the technology. It is the fact that our cultural vision sees us as separate from nature that allows us to destroy it.

Nobody knows if industrial technology is sustainable because we have never used it in a sustainable manner. But perhaps it is possible to do so.

The way our culture operates is unsustainable. If we cannot find a way to operate a complex society within natural laws then we will inevitably return to a much simpler existence. We cannot blame technology for our own shortcomings. We are holding the technology so it is up to us to use it for good and not for the destruction of the planet.