A reMINDer

In order to create the best approach to anything, it is important to know what your resources are, how they work, and how to use them.  This is why it is very important to understand how your mind works, why it works this way, and how to control and use our mind as a natural resource we are each given.  Our minds are a complex biological technology with the capability to process its many functions seemingly quicker than time itself.  Each of our minds develop a unique algorithm to carry out these functions, which is why it is up to individuals to discover these psychological patterns for themselves.  Our minds are capable of much more than we’ve been brought up to believe, each being proficient in their own unique manner.   This is why I aim to encourage all to explore their minds and understand them, so we can learn in greater detail what our most powerful resources are and how to use them.

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Do I Know What I’m Talking About?

If you’ve read my posts, I imagine some will ask themselves “Who is this guy to say that this is the way things are, why does he think he knows these things any better than us?” and the truth is that I don’t know what I’m talking about, nothing I share is for sure, just as how we can’t be sure wether or not our reality is a computer simulation.  We perceive a very insignificant amount of depth of our reality, yet it feels like we see everything that there is to see.  The reason for this is that we can’t know what it is that we don’t know, in other words, what we don’t see will never actually be apparent until we are able to see it, but the question is how can one know when this is the case?  When you look at a rock, you see a closed structure, when in reality it is a complex and intricate network of rock matter with many holes and tunnel like structures .

This is when assumption can seem like it has to be true, and when what is seen is only an observation of what you can’t entirely see.  The seemingly closed structure of the rock is the observation, and the intricate structure is a further observation, but the truth is further than we can perceive due to our inability to be able to see the atoms or even what makes up the atoms, we will never truly know when/if we’ve seen the entire picture. If you use this same logic to apply to what we know about reality, this is how one can understand that it is impossible to truly understand what reality is, all we can do is build our logic based off of our observations.

Nobody knows what they are talking about, they only think they know what they are talking about.  In our society, there is a kind of hierarchy of intelligence that many perceive in order to associate specific people with a certain level of intelligence in order to place them either above or below one another.  There are other factors that play a role in this placement but intelligence is what tends to appear more immediately.  The reason why this is a significant flaw is because one assumes the intelligence of another having witnessed only a series of events while the person being questioned could be coming from somewhere completely unexpected, which would lead to them being misjudged, yet still completely discredited, based off of an insufficient amount of information.

Strong emotion, due to the impulsiveness associated with it, is a major example of how one can distort the way they are seen, which is a perfect time for assumptions to be created and for a false idea of who this person is takes place.   Not only can this system make the relatively intelligent look unintelligent, but it can make the unintelligent look intelligent.  This is dangerous when one claims to know how to fix a problem, when in reality their limited knowledge can cause them to worsen the problem, and those who think differently and know how to fix it are silenced due to their seemingly inadequate minds, causing the solution to be further postponed.   It is human nature to follow an idea we think is good, but if we think a bad idea is a good one due to ignorance, our thoughts will build off of something irrational and therefore continue to be irrational.  Of course this blog entry itself is all an idea based off of observation and thoughts that can possibly be branched from irrationality, but I feel as though acknowledging these things can help one realize how frequently these extents of irrationality occur and why/how they occur.  In the end, irrationality and perceived irrationality is a result of associations that exist in the mind but don’t exist in reality, and our knowledge is an observation as opposed to the actually occurring reality.

 

What Distorts our Perceptions of Reality

     From the moment of birth we are given the ability to react, and as we progress, our subconsciouses generate questions regarding what the existence we are brought into is. As wordless infants, these questions are overwhelming and cause a need to cry.  As these existential questions develop, there are more and more overwhelming feelings of despair.  Over time, infants will be comforted through made up answers to these questions in order to allow them to rest.  This creates a sense of reality based off euphemism, due to the child’s unwantingness to feel that despair again.  This will create a false sense of what reality is, thus a unique sense of reality due to the factors that are unique to each life.  This type of child will continue develop with these misguidances, thus, excluding themselves from the level of awareness they originated with.

     On the other side of the spectrum, there are the babies who grew up continuing to ask these overwhelming questions, and continuing to feel the existential despair involved with life.  These children tend to question life, death, and reality throughout their lives with no coping mechanism, therefore continue with the level of awareness they are born with.  These children tend to cry, panic, and feel feelings of despair throughout childhood.  The reason why most children see the world as a fun and happy place is because they have been misled.  This place is not happy, nor is it unhappy, it just is.  There are children who have never seen the world that way, and these children grow with awareness until a point of unwanted knowingness peaks, and the choice has been made to begin to suppress through coping mechanisms, altering their awareness.  Due to the larger amount of children who have grown through their forms of suppression, the ones who’ve made themselves believe everything is amazing as it is, there is neglecting of the problems that keep reality in an unpleasant state.  This coping in the long term prevents us from facing the problems that only the aware children know to exist.  We are born enlightened, but enlightenment will always be scary, as the awareness of death and mortality become more apparent.  This is why children cry when they are born.

     Enlightenment is the awareness we begin existing with, the truths both beautiful and harsh, and those who have comforted themselves in the short term have done harm to themselves in the long term.  With enlightenment exists the infinite potential we are born with.  If you recognize that you are unaware, don’t fear, there are many just like you and there are ways to reconnect with the enlightenment you were born with.
It is important for this enlightenment to spread in order for humanity to unlock its infinite potential before we destroy ourselves or the world we live on, which is the direction we are headed in.  Nobody wants to believe they shouldn’t have kids due to overpopulation, even though this overpopulation is harming the health of the earth and our species.  Due to values we’ve been given as a child, we dream of having kids and being just like our parents, and due to lack of awareness, we don’t think about what else this will impact.  This is a perfect example of what can come of unawareness.  Our ideas filter the way we see the world, and if we believe something that isn’t true, we will see the world in a distorted manner.

     This is why previous cultures have practiced  shamanism, the reconnection to existential enlightenment.  Today, shamanism is rare in most of the world, but fortunately there shamanic plants that have helped people for thousands of years face these coping mechanisms, but it can be unpleasant dependant on the individual to experience and overcome your deepest and darkest existential thoughts that have been suppressed.  Through consumption of these shamanic plants, one overcomes these coping mechanisms, and the enlightenment and infinite potential we were born with can return.  Governments around the world have banned these shamanic plants and created propaganda to turn us against them, and they do this so that they can control their population through their unawareness.  What they don’t realize is that they are here to guide us away from ignorance, and that banning them is no different than a child suppressing their darkest existential thoughts through comforting lies.