Which monkey are you?
The 100th monkey is a story about social change by Ken Keys Jr. The discussed phenomenon is a new behavior and how it spread within the colony and then without explanation this new knowledge, or behavior was noticable within other groups of monkeys.
The experiment or observation has since been discussed and argued as impossible and fake within the animal kingdom.
Have we seen this happen within the human race? I think we see it all the time! The progress with which information, true or false becomes accepted conscious truth or knowledge moves at speeds of light, or at the speed of the internet today.
From the book “Thus, when a certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness may be communicated from mind to mind. Although the exact number may vary, this Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon means that when only a limited number of people know of a new way, it may remain the conscious property of these people. But there is a point at which if only one more person tunes-in to a new awareness, a field is strengthened so that this awareness is picked up by almost everyone!”
Let us say that the 100th monkey concept is one of several catalysts that shift the paradigm for larger groups. Is it important to be aware of the thoughts you hold at the forefront of your mind? What energy are you spreading to those in your vicinity?
The elusiveness seems to be in that we are not observant of out thoughts and focus most of the time. The monkeys with new knowledge used it and taught it. They used intention. How often do we have intention behind our actions, attitudes energy that we spread. Can we make a change?
Can we make a change in our family or circle of friends that is the smallest ripple in the pond that becomes the wave of change?
It may be worth our time to do a little experimenting!