If Not, Why Not?
By Arthur Buchanan
Have you ever heard of the hundredth monkey? It goes sort of like this. There were these scientists and they were studying a group of monkeys, on four to five islands, in the south pacific. One monkey learned how to wash a potato off before eating, making the potato taste better. Now what does this have to do with 100th monkey?
Hold your horses I am getting to it. Now here we go... the one monkey who learned how to clean the potato before he ate it started teaching the other monkeys how to clean the potato also and now the funny thing is this, when he had taught the hundredth monkey, the whole colony knew how to do it.
This may not seem like a big deal but the monkeys on the other four islands knew how to wash a potato too. How can this be you may be asking yourself? None of the monkeys from the other islands knew how or never were even shown them how to do it. However, all the monkeys on all five islands knew how to wash the potato before eating it!
How can this be? I mean what we are getting at here. It is simple, even though the other monkeys were never taught, they instinctively knew how to do it also but not until the hundredth monkey was taught. What does this mean in human beings terms? It goes like this, Carl Jung on of the greats of modern psychology. He explains it to us in these certain terms, when the 100th monkey taught, all the other monkeys on all islands knew how to do it also.
How let us look at Dr. Jung's theory he calls it the collective conciseness. We are connected to everything that is in the collective universe, all the organisms. The minds are all connected and to learn something new, after it is realized, in enough minds of all the monkeys, there was a saturation of the knowledge of the colony and this was a collective thought that all the monkeys were able to tap into it. Even the last monkey on the farthest island knew how to clean the potato also!
This model supports the collective conciseness, of the universal mind. Were once a thought or action has been reached its saturation point to where the knowledge is now available to the others. Who were never taught it directly, they taped into the collective conciseness of the other monkeys or humans therefore had all the abilities of the other members.
Now how can we use this in are life? Simple know that there is a collective conciseness. In addition, that after a trait has reached its saturation point, the information is then available to all the others that are in the universe and beyond if beyond, can be proved. In the reference to the collective conciseness and how the information is available to all the others with out them having to do the literally work.
How does this pertain to us? We have the ability to work off others successes and we can pull this information from the collective conciseness into our own mind and use this information to add to our own mind. Which uses and pulls from the same conciseness that all other information comes from.
Now how do we remember something that is lost or we have never learned before? As we have already tapped into this conciseness, now how can we use this in our everyday life?
Once we understand that there is this universal oneness to all who will just tap into it, just like all the other monkeys who, were never taught, how to clean a potato.
However, they knew how to do it. It is the same with us, if there is something that you do not know, look around and see if there is a saturation point anywhere. Know that you can now tap into this universal mind.
As just as the 100th monkey was their saturation point to which the other monkeys they knew how to clean the potato too. So to can you tap into this universal mind and remember things that you have never been taught but somehow you knew how to do it. You were the 100th monkey.
So leave your legacy, be the 100th monkey yourself, and give to the collective conciseness, so that your attribution to the race as a whole in the conciseness of all things those are all one in the universal mind. So go ahead and add to the, conciseness all that you feel will do the best, go-ahead you monkey!
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