From medicinal CBD oil to the medical medium’s celery juice to gluten-free paleo gut cleanses – there are too many trends to keep up with! In the vegan community, many have changed their tune including Rawvana, Alyse Raw Alignment, Megan Elizabeth, Evan Rock, Tim Shieff & Bonny Rebecca.
In this climate of change it’s interesting to observe the broad themes of human behavior here. How do trends develop and does it serve me to follow them? One reason we can fall into trends is assumption by association. To compound this, we are made more vulnerable the more desperate we are. Lastly, we seek acceptance as a part of our natural drive.
Sometimes desperation can be positive, we need extreme condition to push us out of our ego and open us to new options that we would have otherwise been blind too.
When it comes to following “gurus” we mustn’t forget personal responsibility. Yes, it’s expected that we access others. In fact it’s smart to learn from others’ mistakes, get support and be exposed to new viewpoints. It’s actually the most efficient way to proceed in life – being informed by others’ experiences. But that shouldn’t come at the expense of our own.
I see how readily we are to outsource our decision making. In the overwhelm of modern world options and the distractions that foster disconnect from our intuition, this reality is no surprise because what we are ingesting is a recipe for this behavior.
If we invite influencers into our lives, we have to remember that in doing so we’re making ourselves the influenced. Do we want to be the audience or the participants of our lives?
My next step hope for humanity is: More allowing space for others to have their own experience; Harvesting outside information but taking it all with a grain of salt; Cultivate a rise in individual intuition.
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