Adaptation



To adapt to something, from its definition, is to adjust or fit into some new condition. In its most basic sense, its a capacity we have to cope and survive against all odds. In our evolutionary history, when the weather turned harsh, our ability to find shelter, create clothing, and store food were adaptive abilities that allowed our species to stay alive. Evolution is the story of how things learned to adapt in order to survive, and how that drove change and growth in certain areas. And its a good thing we had this capacity. It was a necessary mechanism to increase the chances that this human experiment would work out.


But natural evolution can only take us so far. Its purpose was not necessarily progress but protection. It was more about surviving than thriving and revealing our full potential. This is especially important for species without the capacity to think independent of circumstancessomething only humans seem to have. But for humans, the natural flow of evolution and adaptation is not enough. Worse, the very thing that previously helped us survive now puts us on the brink of extinctionif not a literal death, then at least a stagnation of our full capacity.


The process of adapting is about surviving and mitigating loss; its not about progress and innovationsomething we must embrace consciously. We must cocreate with life to bring forth our true potential; it wont just happen. The problem is that weve been so conditioned to adapt that its hard to override this impulse. When conditions contract, our tendency is to merely problem solve or shrink to fit the problem so that it doesnt hurt so much. If we lose our job, we view it as a bad thing, fall into survival mode, cut back, become less creative, and simply try to find a new job. It seems perfectly logicaland it is logical (of the left, instinctual brain)but its not progressive; and it wont lead to a greater, more abundant expression of life. From a spiritual evolutionary perspective, adapting is the worst thing we can do. When we adapt in the face of limited conditions, we shrink the channels of our capacity and end up smaller on the other side.


This doesnt mean we shouldnt adjust, be flexible, and do what we need to in a survival situation; but it does mean we shouldnt limit ourselves to fit the limited conditions that face us, which is often what adapt to circumstances looks like for people. A recession hits and we cut back, not only in our circulation of supply but in our vision of possibility. The result: on the other side of the limited condition, were smaller mentally, emotionally, energetically, and often financially. The Awakened Abundance Principle, however, is quite different. It states that we must expand in the face of contraction, which activates a powerful progressive force within us that uses the limited experience to make us bigger and strongerbetter able to carry more energy and bring forth new and improved ways of living. On the other side of that, our ability to generate and circulate more of this vital energy of abundance also increases.


Previously Shared Stories, 

Enjoy Reading;


| Bond of Love and the Truth

| The Circle of Good Deed

| The Seven Wonders

| The Frog in Hot Water

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| The Bridge

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| Act of Kindness and Goodwill

| Happiness and Sorrow

| Developing a Relationship

| Dont let anyone steal your dreams.

| The Needs and Desires

| The Ant and The Dove

| The Lion and a Clever Fox

| Sometimes Just let it be

| Choose Your Words Wisely

| Hundred Gold Coins & Birbal

| Farmers Well & Witty Birbal

| Tenali Rama and the Brinjal Curry

| How long can you keep hatred in your heart?

| Appreciation of Hard Work

| Little Boys Meeting with God

| 100 Percent Love

| An Old Man Lived in the Village

| A Kings Painting

| This was bound to happen

| Wealth without a Value

| Learn to Appreciate

| Fox and The Goat

| The Golden Egg

| Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow

| The Three Questions

| The Old Man and the Three Young Men

| The Bear and The Two Friends

| Think Before You Judge

| Georgie Porgie

| A Wise Old Owl

| Baa Baa Black Sheep

| Beg Your Pardon Mrs Hardin

| A limit of your Kindness

| The Man and The Little Cat

| The False Human Belief

| Making Relations Special

| The Monkey and The Crocodile

| The Wicked Barbers Plight

| The Wooden Bowl

| Smartest Man in the World

| The Little Mouse

| Helping Others

| Fear vs Respect

| Little Boys Love for his Family

| Unity is Strength

| The Pig and The Sheep

| Father Son Conversation

| Whats for Dinner

| The Poor Mans Wealth
| Grandpas Table

| The Lazy Farmer

| Who or What do we love more?

| The Three Types of People

| The Cat, the Partridge and the Hare

| Birbals Wisdom

| The Travelers and The Plane Tree

| Boys Job Appraisal

| Birbal caught the Thief

| Five More Minutes

| The Kite without a thread

| Lesson Learned

| The Wet Pants

| Cycle of Evil

| The Farmer and the Snake

| A Man with a Lamp

| The King and Macaw Parrots

| A friend in need is a friend indeed.

| A Town Mouse and A Country Mouse

| Rose for Mother

| The Praying Hands

| One who read the future

| Always let your boss have the first say

| Crows in the Kingdom

| The Dreaming Priest

| Information Please

| Why Should I feel Bad?

| Two Frogs

| Baby Camel and Mother

| The Eternal Bond of Brother and Sister

| Dont let anyone steal your dreams.

| Always let your boss have the first say

| The Man and the Lion

| The Needy King and a Sage

| The Pot of the Wit

| Wealth without a Value

| The Eagle and the Woodcutter

| The Wild Doves

| The Swan and the Owl

| Zeus and the Potsherds

| The Wise Old Man

| Having a Best Friend

| A Soldiers Story

| Never to Give Up

| Looking at Mirror

| Lazy Donkey

| Controlling Temper

| Gift from Daughter

| Father and the Donkey

| The Seven Ravens

| Rodney Rhino's weekend Plans

| Sunny Days Favourite Sounds

| The Easter Story

| Simple Life Rules

| Ramu and the Mangoes

| Greedy Motu Mal

| The Snowdrop

| The Last Pearl

| The Fountain of Youth

| The Naughty Clock Winder

| The Magic Turtle

| The First Messenger

| The Cold Planet

| The Loss of Treasure

| The Turtle and the Monkey

| The Friend's Pot

| The Loss of Treasure

| Stubborn Goats

| Birbals Khichri (Rice)

| The Fox and the Grapes

| Boys Weakness

| The Rabbit and the Turtle

| The Rabbit and the Turtle

| Pundit and Rich Man

| The Best Practice Ever

| Love is in the Air

| Lost and Found

| The Pet Shop

| The Story of Eklavya

| Greedy Motu Mal

| Kimberly's Acting

| Language Confusion

| Nicole's Drums

| Sean and the Birthday Cake

| What are You Talking About?

| Emily's Secret

|  April's Month

| A Surprise from Australia

| The Clever Student

| Kalpana Sarojs life

|  PUBS AND THEIR SIGNS

| A Silly Science Experiment

| The story of the skyscraper





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| Adaptation

Adaptation



To adapt to something, from its definition, is to adjust or fit into some new condition. In its most basic sense, its a capacity we have to cope and survive against all odds. In our evolutionary history, when the weather turned harsh, our ability to find shelter, create clothing, and store food were adaptive abilities that allowed our species to stay alive. Evolution is the story of how things learned to adapt in order to survive, and how that drove change and growth in certain areas. And its a good thing we had this capacity. It was a necessary mechanism to increase the chances that this human experiment would work out.


But natural evolution can only take us so far. Its purpose was not necessarily progress but protection. It was more about surviving than thriving and revealing our full potential. This is especially important for species without the capacity to think independent of circumstancessomething only humans seem to have. But for humans, the natural flow of evolution and adaptation is not enough. Worse, the very thing that previously helped us survive now puts us on the brink of extinctionif not a literal death, then at least a stagnation of our full capacity.


The process of adapting is about surviving and mitigating loss; its not about progress and innovationsomething we must embrace consciously. We must cocreate with life to bring forth our true potential; it wont just happen. The problem is that weve been so conditioned to adapt that its hard to override this impulse. When conditions contract, our tendency is to merely problem solve or shrink to fit the problem so that it doesnt hurt so much. If we lose our job, we view it as a bad thing, fall into survival mode, cut back, become less creative, and simply try to find a new job. It seems perfectly logicaland it is logical (of the left, instinctual brain)but its not progressive; and it wont lead to a greater, more abundant expression of life. From a spiritual evolutionary perspective, adapting is the worst thing we can do. When we adapt in the face of limited conditions, we shrink the channels of our capacity and end up smaller on the other side.


This doesnt mean we shouldnt adjust, be flexible, and do what we need to in a survival situation; but it does mean we shouldnt limit ourselves to fit the limited conditions that face us, which is often what adapt to circumstances looks like for people. A recession hits and we cut back, not only in our circulation of supply but in our vision of possibility. The result: on the other side of the limited condition, were smaller mentally, emotionally, energetically, and often financially. The Awakened Abundance Principle, however, is quite different. It states that we must expand in the face of contraction, which activates a powerful progressive force within us that uses the limited experience to make us bigger and strongerbetter able to carry more energy and bring forth new and improved ways of living. On the other side of that, our ability to generate and circulate more of this vital energy of abundance also increases.


Previously Shared Stories, 

Enjoy Reading;


| Bond of Love and the Truth

| The Circle of Good Deed

| The Seven Wonders

| The Frog in Hot Water

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| The Bridge

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| Act of Kindness and Goodwill

| Happiness and Sorrow

| Developing a Relationship

| Dont let anyone steal your dreams.

| The Needs and Desires

| The Ant and The Dove

| The Lion and a Clever Fox

| Sometimes Just let it be

| Choose Your Words Wisely

| Hundred Gold Coins & Birbal

| Farmers Well & Witty Birbal

| Tenali Rama and the Brinjal Curry

| How long can you keep hatred in your heart?

| Appreciation of Hard Work

| Little Boys Meeting with God

| 100 Percent Love

| An Old Man Lived in the Village

| A Kings Painting

| This was bound to happen

| Wealth without a Value

| Learn to Appreciate

| Fox and The Goat

| The Golden Egg

| Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow

| The Three Questions

| The Old Man and the Three Young Men

| The Bear and The Two Friends

| Think Before You Judge

| Georgie Porgie

| A Wise Old Owl

| Baa Baa Black Sheep

| Beg Your Pardon Mrs Hardin

| A limit of your Kindness

| The Man and The Little Cat

| The False Human Belief

| Making Relations Special

| The Monkey and The Crocodile

| The Wicked Barbers Plight

| The Wooden Bowl

| Smartest Man in the World

| The Little Mouse

| Helping Others

| Fear vs Respect

| Little Boys Love for his Family

| Unity is Strength

| The Pig and The Sheep

| Father Son Conversation

| Whats for Dinner

| The Poor Mans Wealth
| Grandpas Table

| The Lazy Farmer

| Who or What do we love more?

| The Three Types of People

| The Cat, the Partridge and the Hare

| Birbals Wisdom

| The Travelers and The Plane Tree

| Boys Job Appraisal

| Birbal caught the Thief

| Five More Minutes

| The Kite without a thread

| Lesson Learned

| The Wet Pants

| Cycle of Evil

| The Farmer and the Snake

| A Man with a Lamp

| The King and Macaw Parrots

| A friend in need is a friend indeed.

| A Town Mouse and A Country Mouse

| Rose for Mother

| The Praying Hands

| One who read the future

| Always let your boss have the first say

| Crows in the Kingdom

| The Dreaming Priest

| Information Please

| Why Should I feel Bad?

| Two Frogs

| Baby Camel and Mother

| The Eternal Bond of Brother and Sister

| Dont let anyone steal your dreams.

| Always let your boss have the first say

| The Man and the Lion

| The Needy King and a Sage

| The Pot of the Wit

| Wealth without a Value

| The Eagle and the Woodcutter

| The Wild Doves

| The Swan and the Owl

| Zeus and the Potsherds

| The Wise Old Man

| Having a Best Friend

| A Soldiers Story

| Never to Give Up

| Looking at Mirror

| Lazy Donkey

| Controlling Temper

| Gift from Daughter

| Father and the Donkey

| The Seven Ravens

| Rodney Rhino's weekend Plans

| Sunny Days Favourite Sounds

| The Easter Story

| Simple Life Rules

| Ramu and the Mangoes

| Greedy Motu Mal

| The Snowdrop

| The Last Pearl

| The Fountain of Youth

| The Naughty Clock Winder

| The Magic Turtle

| The First Messenger

| The Cold Planet

| The Loss of Treasure

| The Turtle and the Monkey

| The Friend's Pot

| The Loss of Treasure

| Stubborn Goats

| Birbals Khichri (Rice)

| The Fox and the Grapes

| Boys Weakness

| The Rabbit and the Turtle

| The Rabbit and the Turtle

| Pundit and Rich Man

| The Best Practice Ever

| Love is in the Air

| Lost and Found

| The Pet Shop

| The Story of Eklavya

| Greedy Motu Mal

| Kimberly's Acting

| Language Confusion

| Nicole's Drums

| Sean and the Birthday Cake

| What are You Talking About?

| Emily's Secret

|  April's Month

| A Surprise from Australia

| The Clever Student

| Kalpana Sarojs life

|  PUBS AND THEIR SIGNS

| A Silly Science Experiment

| The story of the skyscraper





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