Just back from a get together of 70 most charming fellow trainers within my work context. The energy that we created during the two days was unlimited yet non measurable. We all could feel it, it moved us, made us bond, laugh, dance and do unimaginable things which we would dread doing alone. It re-charged our brains, activated our bodies and enlarged our smiles. Our inhibitions were gone and we were in a zone where we felt comfortable with ourselves and those around us.
This makes me think that human energy is the most powerful yet least valued. We are yet to invent an instrument for measuring it. It is tough to explain and can only be felt.
While the world is currently talking about energy deficits, non-renewable energy sources getting depleted, can we not capitalize on this source of energy. This one is very much within our reach, does not require any technology and can help us in so many ways.
I believe that we humans are the source of world problems and also its solvers. Does it not reflect the duplicity and contradictions within our own race? How can we all be united for a cause? Imagine the amount of energy we would create if all of us resolve on something. Unfortunately, we as humans could never agree on one thing. Mahatma had enemies and Mother Theresa too, which shows that as humans what each one of us want is different.
In this quest, we see in our daily lives one person trying to cover a hole while the other one starts digging at the same place. Precious human energy gets lost in this process. What could be some ideas under which we all can unite as one big family and cooperate with each other irrespective of our geographical location, race, gender, religion and economic condition.
We cannot answer this question collectively. Each person has to answer this individually for themselves. While a poor laborer tries to earn his/her livelihood, the employer may be cutting corners by paying low wages and depriving of worker rights. In the bargain the laborer may be trying to cheat on work productivity and not following the set rules. This leads to the eternal chicken and egg question of what started first....the cheating by employer or by the laborer. At some point this blame game has to stop and each one has to start fresh.
Similarly the consumer is looking for cheap products and to meet this need the producer is cutting corners on ingredients by using pesticides, over usage of environment etc. Society is admiring rich and the powerful, hence most members of society are trying to reach that space by using unfair means. Poor are looking for a space to settle down in crowded cities and the middlemen are collecting money by giving them filthy illegal spaces to occupy and making those spaces even more polluted as they do not take responsibility for providing basic amenities.
We are constantly caught in this quagmire. While underneath, what we all want is same; a world with peace, prosperity and harmony for us and our next generations. How can some of us be so short sighted and take shortcuts?
And the reason why some of us take shortcuts is to gain riches, to earn more money and become Billionaires, a standard set and upheld by us collectively. Are we not guilty of a system that we have created? Yet, as a firm believer in human energy, I dream of a world where we can harness it for common good. Are you willing to take the first step?