Construct and Expand

orderUnless you were raised on an island with no television, radio, newspaper, or access to any other forms of media, your mind has been occupied almost completely by enculturation dealers. I say “almost” because we don’t use all of the quadrants of our brain, so there are still parts that have been untouched by the agendas set on our behalf without our knowledge. Self awareness is the most basic level of consciousness that all humans are born with the desire to achieve. If you have ever watched a growing child, you notice that they look at their own body parts with wonder and amazement, and watch the world around them with the same curiosity. Somewhere along the way, they lose that curiosity and fall into a routine forced upon them by their caretakers- educators, parents, and other authority figures and enculturation dealers. They tell us to get good grades in school, go to college, graduate, get a good job, get promoted, and buy a house. The next stage we were taught was to start a family, but that’s being changed to promote devoting more time and effort to the job. Sadly, we enforce these taught norms on the following generations and the saga continues. We have been stuck in a mental traffic jam of fear, doubt, anger, frustration, and self-doubt because we know that this kind of existence is not what was meant for us. Exploration with purpose is the aim of the spirit, and the occupation of our minds by the enculturation dealers inhibits that ability.

The most consciously determined people are motivated by 4 main instruments: security, service, recognition, and money. There are those who consider themselves the authority on which instrument or motive is more morally sound, as though one were more acceptable than another in order to build an empire. The power is not in the instrument.  The power is in being honest with the self about what the true motive is for any thought-intention paradigm. Motive itself does not preclude success or failure. Determination to execute and actualize does.

As a unit, we need to mobilize and consolidate our efforts. We can’t get to that critical point until enough of us have strategized our way into a community of self first.

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I don’t know if you’ve been watching the news, but if you woke up this morning, you can surely feel the “offness” of many things once considered “normal.” From the (dis)comfort of home to the (in)security of the workplace, most people move in rote with no concept of stepping off of the conveyor belt we’ve helped build and continue to repair even though it’s not moving anyone forward. We sway in the wind without paying attention to the fall. We, as a society, have gotten completely lost in a free-for-all jungle that doesn’t place moral rules or regulations based on principle on a pedestal.  

Moral, as in, what lesson have you derived from this life experience so far? Moral, as in, what is the caliber of your character? Moral, as in, what is or is not acceptable for YOU to do? By the standard definition of the word, morals are lost, and those wise enough to awaken to them start to develop the high principles and standards they choose to live by in order to actualize new thoughts. We’re too concerned with the judgment of others that we’ve stopped judging ourselves. There is a yardstick unique to each individual’s talents and abilities that they must build and hold themselves accountable for measuring up to. 

How do you build these morals? Accountability. Full and complete accountability. Ask yourself what you want. Then ask why you want it. If your wants include outside influence- media, friends, family, the dog- eliminate as much time with those influences for a while to learn yourself. Take as long as you need. This means turn the tv and radio off, put the magazine down, sit still, and think by yourself for many days, weeks, months, and even years if you need it. Once you eliminate the influence, you can take full ownership and accountability for your own thoughts. 


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