Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Understanding over Meaning

The word 'meaning' carries weight in our social interaction. Our beliefs, culture, and history depend on knowing and reacting to the content of meaning. Yet 'understanding' is critical to expanding those meanings and becoming aware and mindful of conflict. Let us see.

  1. Meaning comes from exposure and obedience to learning and establishing the individual in a social environment.
  2. The mind becomes opinionated, responsible, and unfortunately, (in)secure, defensive or reactionary.
  3. This occurs when the world (which is the mind) 'means' something but is limited.
  4. However, in 'understanding' how and what creates limitation (social interaction), we expand into awareness without losing meaning. 
  5. Limitations (beliefs, opinions, desires) require an 'understanding' which expands into the discovery of ourselves, mindfulness, and dissolve of conflict and division.
When the making/conditioning of the mind (you) becomes understood, that observance of structure means something to you (the individual), but you didn't stop there...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Change and Hope

Living in this social environment has created the ideal need for
change and hope. Though in our search for answers and guidance we settle for hope and change when those answers fail. Let us be mindful as to why and how they relate.  
  1. Simply put, humans are conditioned with promises by authority from youth into adulthood that things take time (authority conditions unrestrictedly). 
  2. Under these conditions, culture, and traditions (of the mind), we hope that people cease being racists, bigots, killers, haters, and dictators, for example. From this condition, in hopes of helping and alleviate sorrow, hope, rises (as belief, scripture, truth etc.) along with yearnings for change.
  3. However, change is a structure with a beginning, middle and end result or goal- a progression. Thus, change is not the creation of conflict but rather born from the aforementioned conflicts. 
  4. Human reliance on hope and change perpetuates the illusion that change will occur as long as hope is alive. But how without our participation? It is not a matter of dictation from authorities laws, rules, or scripture on 'what to do'. Nor prayer. 
  5. Hope for change brings us together via social causes, yet we must participate and embrace conflict and division within us by observing the structure (our progressive mind/thinking and behavior) of change and its rise to hope.    www.mindful.org www.eckharttolle.com