"Flawed Premise #12:
There is a finite container of resources
that we are all dipping into with our requests.
Therefore, when I satisfy my request for something,
I deprive others of that resource.
All of the abundance, resources,
and solutions already exist,
merely waiting to be discovered;
and if someone else gets there first,
then the rest of us
will be deprived of that discovery."
-- Abraham, Esther Hicks
I deal with so many businesses and most of them, if not all, seem to believe so much in competition. Many see being number one on Google as the holy grail of Internet effectiveness, and other such things. It's not that these things aren't of value, but the attitude toward it. They get so disappointed that others are on page one and they are not, and much more. It's all about competing for the limited amount of business out there so that they can get their fair share of it, or better yet, a superior share of it.
Market share drives many large companies. They analyze that to death and a movement of even one point of market share is said to be worth millions. It's all about the market being a limited resource and getting more, or a higher percentage of that limited resource and beating the competition. They perceive that everyone is vying for the same thing and so they work even harder to move the needle because it is so important in a limited world.
These are very common views of the business world. They are also common views of finding a mate, and a large variety of relational endeavors including sports. In fact, sports is one of those things that continues to perpetuate the idea that winning is everything, and being number one is the only goal.
When I read more about the quote above of the flawed premise #12, I loved it immediately and it spoke to me with such enthusiasm and joy. This is from the book, The Vortex - Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships, by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Here is just a portion of their explanation of this:
"What many are regarding as the "discovery" of abundance or resources or solutions, we want you to understand is actually the "creation" of abundance, resources, and solutions. When the living of your life causes you to desire an improvement--your Vibrational request for that improvement sets forth the process of the attraction and actualization of that improvement. In living your Leading Edge lives, you are not merely discovering improved benefits. You are creating them."
"Many people deprive themselves of much that they desire because of their misunderstanding of the ever-evolving, ever-expanding, ever-created pool of resources. . . This misunderstanding is at the heart of the feeling of competition. You did not come here to compete for the resources of your planet. You came as creators. If your time-space reality has the wherewithal to inspire a desire within you, it is our absolute promise to you that your time-space reality has the ability to deliver, in full-manifested form, the reality of the desire it has inspired. . . And so, you are not in competition with the others who share your planet. They could never deprive you of something by taking it for themselves. In fact, their existence enhances your ability to receive, for, in your interaction with them, your own desires are inspired."
What fascinates me about this in particular, was the idea that we create our own resources and solutions--indeed, our own abundance. We do not need to compete, for the whole idea of competition is a belief in lack; that there is only so much to go around and if I am to get some, I'd better get going. It isn't an aggressive stance, but a creative stance. It isn't a make it happen thing, but a focused drawing of it toward me. Competing is always about lack, limited resources, limited availability, and yet the world is truly abundant when we look in that direction. And, after reading and understanding that I also create that abundance, I feel free and even more alive.
The Existence Of And Interaction With Others Enhances Our Own Ability To Receive!
Spread Some Joy Today--with your own inner glow.