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On Change

All of us seek change in one form or another, but it is how we go about it that determines the success of our action plan to change.

Change is so much more than a single decision that is made in hopes of changing the schematic of one’s everyday existance. Change is about a methodical approach to altering the common habits that are ingrained on to the sub-conscious level of our functionality in life.

Change is to go go beyond habits and rituals that have long become the norm. That decision is not made by a simple utterance of a declaritive proclamation.

Change is not a numbered list where the end result comes first and the steps of how to follow. But it is a mode of thinking – mindset – that recongizes the hurdles that are preventing one from continualy improving in order to escape the self-sufficiency of the boundaries that hereinto been prescribed by societal norms, mixed messages of contemporary media and the motivational drivers of the human instinct that skews the intellect  and forces the mind into thinking that the self is more important than the whole world.

It is this self-indulgence that has been placed upon the pedestal as the all important mark that one should strive for. This inward way of thinking cannot give birth to change. Change comes about not when you think the world owes it to you and that it should help you change. No, it is you that owes it to the world, and everyone in it, to improve continualy and realize your human potential on this planet.

On Understanding and Truth

Seek truthThere is a point of realization that one must come to in order for the thing that one is thinking thinking about to suddenly become clear. Like a pot of water that is set to boil, so can a mind be set to a fire that will eventually bring about knowledge. That knowledge can only be brought about by the force of friction of thoughts within ones consciousness as one explores various conditions and arguments on an internal question.

Thoughts and ideas come up with the help of coal. Fuel for the fire to burn even hotter is the search for knowledge that one must acquire in order to come to a realization of the question that one seeks an answer for, or an idea, a concept, that one seeks to understand beyond the superficial pillars that are visible to everyone. But to see these self-evident truths is not the point. The point of inquiry is to penetrate the exoskeleton of an idea – mystery – and examine its foundation.

Foundation itself is not to be taken for granted. Just as it is not enough for a construction-site foreman to know that cement is essential to the structural integrity of a foundation, so it is essential to know what binds the various aspects of an idea together in order to give it a structural integrity of its own – its essence and truth.

So it is not seeing the big picture that presents us with the optimal view of the subject in question. It is the deepest understanding of the internal laws and mechanism that allow us to gain the deepest understanding of the driving forces and the building blocks, which is required to understand the essence of truth.