We are not what we do, we are why we do it.
We are not victims of our circumstances, we are what we make of it.
A lot of people try all their life, trying to do what they believe is the right thing. These people are fighting a lost battle. For the first impossible goal is that of what they perceive as right or wrong the second is their focus on their actions. You can no DO the Right thing because there is no RIGHT or WRONG thing. You can do something that will move you closer to death than life but that doesn’t make it right or wrong.
There are two major extremes in existence
You can do things that move you closer to either of these extremes. But because it is you that is moving, it is not what you do that moves you, it is “WHY” you did it that is truly responsible for moving you.
Actions in themselves have no inherent meaning. Actions are merely physical events utilizing muscular action. It is therefore impossible to have a right action or wrong action. Actions derive their meaning in two ways, the first is what the action means to the act-or. This meaning is completely derived from the motive behind the action. Why the act-or performed the action determines what the action means to the act-or. The second is what the action means to those who experience it. This meaning is totally derived from the interpretation each person has of the action.
The meaning of an action is our only concern because it is this meaning that moves the act-or or the person who experiences the action in the direction of one of the extremes or the other
This suggests that the pursuit of meaning should not focus on actions but on the mind. The mind controls motives as referring to why someone did something and the interpretation of actions.
A lot of people talk about the heart as the source of motives, but the heart is the source of a totally different thing, faith.
The mind is the soul. The entirety of what is called Man. The body is the animal, the Soul is the man, the heart is the spirit.
The soul grows through experience, it develops the power of motives and interpretation. The energy on which this power is based is drawn from the physical events that the soul experiences.
The digital binary opposite structure of the world is the first limitation that confronts a developing soul. The concept of binary opposites totally undermines the true analog nature of reality. When a soul evolves on the premise of right and wrong, positive and negative, the result is an acute inability to resolve physical events efficiently. The consequence of this is a false impression of the importance of events and ultimately the soul relinquishes its power of meaning to the action itself as a way of escaping the responsibility of ascribing to actions, meaning. With this new relationship, merely abstaining from an action inherently tagged wrong, frees the soul from its obligation of motives and interpretation.
However, the soul fails to realize that actions do not have meaning and thus, the action of ascribing inherent meaning to them simply demonstrates an acute lack of understanding and knowledge of self.
One could say that statistically, actions inherit a meaning, or societal agreements force a meaning on an action, however, this is not true. This is simply a slight variation of the above concept where the society is seen as an individual trying to escape its responsibility.
The focus in the developmental years of the soul should be on the importance of motives. How does an action affect you? When you do it, or when you experience someone else doing it? When you can understand the way things affect you and the reasons why you do the things you do, then you are in control of your soul. You can move it in the direction of any of the extremes that you choose.
What then is the role of the Spirit?
The spirit is the essence of higher order. The spirit fulfills two major functions. The first is the most common function, that of controlling the soul. The spirit controls the soul via the power of belief. Though it can have total control over the soul, it does not by default. Instead, there are a variety of ways by which the spirit exerts total control over the soul. The most common state is partial control through the strength of belief. This type of control is referred to as will power. The conflicts in man are often as a result of disagreements between the soul and the spirit. The concept of will power is when the spirit is in control.
The soul by default will head towards pleasure and life. The spirit heads towards the direction of belief.
If the spirit believes in death, then it will head towards death, if it believes in pleasure then it will head towards pleasure.
When the spirit and soul agree, the result is pleasure and release. When the spirit and soul disagree, the result is tension and pain.
The experience of the soul is a higher order of the physical experience, while the experience in the spirit is a higher order experience of the soul.
Thus, physical pain has an emotional equal. Emotional pain has a spiritual equal.
Spiritual pain is more severe than emotional pain and emotional pain is more severe than physical pain. It is easier to cause physical pain than emotional pain, it is easier to cause emotional pain than spiritual pain.
Trauma can be described as a simultaneous experience of physical, emotional and spiritual pain.
(to be continued)