Why Benevolent Life?
Choosing to embrace a benevolent life may seem unusual or eccentric at first. For some of you, being benevolent may sound like something outside your reality and beyond your comprehension or interest. But the truth is that being benevolent is accessible to anyone who is choosing to have a generative life and desiring to create a sustainable future on our planet earth.
Most people see being benevolent as being virtuous, expressing goodwill, charitable, altruistic, philanthropic, unselfish and humanitarian. This is not the true meaning of benevolent. The word “benevolent” originates from an ancient Latin word which really means - wishing well to all concerned. In Latin, ‘bene’ means well, and ‘volent’ means for all.
In our view, a benevolent way of being goes beyond the ideas of seeking to do well by doing good or philanthropic thinking. The perspective of a benevolent life goes beyond being ethical, or social and moral responsibility. A benevolent life entails living with awareness, and choosing to be a catalyst for change, and indeed, creates more possibilities in the world. The term benevolent itself implies choosing the kindest way, the least damagingway to create something greater in the world so that we all can have an greater sustainable future.
How we began?
The two of us (Chutisa & Steve) were drawn to live a benevolent life, because we wish to be a contribution to our own life, as well as being a contribution to creating a new reality on planet earth. We came to the awareness that if many of us chose to be more conscious and chose to live a benevolent life, different possibilities could be created in the world.
Indeed, a different way of living is truly possible. Many years ago, we began asking "What else is possible?" and "What can we be and do different to create a different reality and a sustainable future on the planet?" Together with Gary Douglas (the founder of Access Consciousness), we extrapolated the idea of Benevolent Capitalism - a different possibility for capitalism that could lead to the creation of a world not governed primarily by scarcity and greed.
Our life and our business have changed and transformed greatly since we started working on the Benevolent Capitalism project with Gary. And, most importantly, our awareness started to come to life as we made a choice to take the first steps to living a benevolent life and to change the way we created our life, our business and our reality, once and for all.
This blog is about our pragmatic approach and our progression towards living a benevolent life. It is about the joys, the insights and the adventure. It is about the different possibilities we have discovered. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live a benevolent life. And become a catalyst for change and for different possibilities.
A better world starts with you!
No matter who you are, where you live, what you do or how much money you have or don't have, you can choose to live a benevolent life. In this website, you will discover what a benevolent life and benevolent capitalism means and why choosing to embrace this way of being and living is so vital to your future and the future of the world.
The key to living a benevolent life is to start living a benevolent life, in every little way you possibly can. Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are truly living a benevolent life.