The Toltecs say that we should never assume anything. This is possibly the most precious advice ever.
When we communicate with people, it’s very tempting to fall into old paradigms and fixed ways of seeing the world. This is what assumption is.
It’s easier for us to reference an event into a frame we’re familiar with rather than allowing for the possibility of something completely unexpected.
Expect the unexpected
With ever-increasing advances in technology (See, “The Zero-Sum Game” by Luba Rascheff), the external means that we use to express ourselves will become more and more adapted to the electro-chemical bundles that represent our bodies. For example, cutting edge research involves understanding how fat is the quickest way to move data. Fat, who would have thought? Don’t assume anything, say the Toltecs.
If, as Michio Kaku says, in the future, we will be able to obtain information at the blink of an eye (or, by blinking our eye since the ubiquitous screen will now be attached to a contact lens) (See, “The Zero-Sum Game”), this necessarily implies that there will be a more intimate connection between our bodies (mind = body + thought) and the artificial elements (machine = chip + circuits) that facilitate the information exchange process.
Tell me what you know
In the future, our ability to instantaneously obtain any information we need will reduce our tendency to make assumptions.
It will break down our old frameworks of thinking and introduce new ones.
The electro-chemical bundles in which we move around–our bodies–will become instruments with which we communicate holistically with our environment. This approach will be radically different from traditional methods of communication. It will be streamlined, instantaneous, coordinated and highly efficient.
To get to this point, though, we must start assuming less and engaging more with our quickly changing environment. We must do as the Toltecs.
DO AS THE TOLTECS Copyright © 2013 Luba Rascheff