Willing cooperation can, and should be, a conscious decision. Made entirely on purpose.
The deeper the understanding of Personal Development one possesses, the more pertinent the term “on purpose” becomes.
Realization crystallizes into understanding.
We gradually grasp that we influence and direct all our actions by our thoughts.
Equipping ourselves with an indispensable leverage.
Even modern science tends to believe the Brain is in control of our actions.
Science describes what happens in a particular location of this magnificent organ when one is faced with a given task, or predicament, and our response to it.
Then reinforcing that description of that response by offering evolution as an explanation.
Justifying whatever the response may be as a survival tactic from the dim past.
This was no doubt true in the dim past. Today, relying on emotionally charged survival instinct tactics is totally
inadequate. In our modern day world the major threat to our
well-being, is our fellow Human and his selfish motives.
Once it is irrefutably proven scientifically that action has it's genesis in thought and not in primitive genetic programming, the functioning of the brain, and it's amazing product, the mind, will be more readily and rapidly comprehended.
In the meantime we can empirically prove to ourselves that indeed this is the case.
Purposeful and consistent willing cooperation, in conjunction with other Laws of Personal Development, is an immensely powerful tool at our disposal to underpin the solving of every problem we face.
Including, incidentally, how the mind works. And eliminate the threat from those who would harm others.
It matters not how complex the situation may be, if we all have a cooperative mindset.
Cooperation is not merely a tool of convenience, to be used for perceived advantage, it is a major tool of progress.
Where all parties are focused on an equatable outcome, then genuine willing cooperation is Creative.
Not simply a specific issue tool, it is an overarching attitude – a sense of deep goodwill towards our fellows.
When reciprocated it unleashes energy and stimulates the mind to produce a cascade of ideas not available to squabblers and bickerers.
Genuine heartfelt cooperation prepares the individual for reciprocal mind stimulation and flow of ideas in a harmonious fashion that builds into a torrent capable of solving any problem the involved minds focus on.
Like the ripples generated when a pebble is tossed into a still pond, the effects of harmonious cooperation spread in ever widening spheres, benefiting all it encompasses.
On the other hand willful refusal to cooperate can and does destroy partnerships of every affiliation. Including scientific, business, sporting and political. Not to mention marriages and friendships.
Driven by our uncensored emotions, this is Thought at work here too.
Selfishness is the mortal enemy of willing cooperation. Again, driven by our uncensored emotions. Creating a climate of diminishing trust, and Communication blackouts.
A favored tool of the selfish is force.
To the concerned observer it must be obvious that force is an inefficient, and expensive to maintain, method of achievement that breeds rather than solves problems.
Force is not a substitute for willing cooperation. And does not work long term. But sectors of society still employ it. In aggressive demonstrations of self imposed turmoil.
Cooperation on an individual basis runs a striking parallel to particle behavior at the quantum level of physics, unpredictable and seemingly erratic. But of course It should not be this way.
The good news is, as individuals, we can decide to stabilize the way we behave by developing a mindset and approach to problem solving that allows us to consistently work in harmony with like minded souls.
At the same time sending a powerful message to any dissenter via our regular as clockwork incremental beneficial achievements. Willing cooperation is the means to this end.
When all parties in any negotiation deliberately practice cooperation, goodwill flows like a waterfall.
Concessions, where necessary, are easier to grant.
You will notice nuances of dignity and grace, inter-woven along with compassion, tolerance, empathy, and friendship. Like structural elements in an exquisite tapestry.
Qualities usually absent in many other type of relationship.
Trust plays a central role. Without trust, relationships will falter and collapse.
When cooperation is rejected or it is violated, devastation follows.
Other essential elements of true willing cooperation are Communication, Belief, and Faith. And a distinctly heightened awareness and sense of what is the Common Good.
Communication is difficult, because it involves listening. A skill many of us need to polish.
There are many wonderful people cooperating across the world. It is the only way things can get done. But it seems to be on a per project basis. Rather than a concerted 'I'm all for the Common Good' attitude.
We who take personal development seriously can set a sterling example. By establishing our willingness to work with each other in a spirit of harmony.
When you consistently act in this manner, on purpose, you are capably demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the Law of Cooperation. And acknowledging the essential nature of this Law to Humanities harmonious growth.
How we cooperate contributes in some measure, small or large, to the future direction society takes. Responsible, intelligent, knowledgeable willing cooperation, originating within the individual, is the most effective vehicle to transport us to the land of peace and prosperity.
Willing cooperation Rocks!
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