Conceptualizing Truth

Originally posted on kendunning:

This post pertains to the  realities of learning, change and the importance of truth.  When we learn, beginning as small children, we take in abstract thoughts and ideas, we learn how to get around and deal with our world.  Like programming a computer we fill our minds with data, and like children, we look to our future.   But the computer analogy only goes so far, we’re not computers, we’re complex organic beings.  Educating a human being is not exactly the same as programming a personal computer.  A major difference is that with us the software (ideas, thoughts, mental constructs we take in) significantly direct the physical development of our brain.  Our neurons create connections and pathways to accommodate our growing body of information.  You might say our software significantly directs the development of our hardware.

In our day to day lives are we creating an internal “map” of the…

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Never give up on your dreams

523213_441480405922775_1158081202_nOne of my favorite quotes goes like this: “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

Ambrose Redmon said that.

Fear is an impulse, or like the tattoo on my arm says, “Fear is the mind killer.” Frank Herbert said that. In Dune. So you can’t stop being afraid, but you can fight fear, you can control it.

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Fate

Untitled-1I don’t know if you believe in fate or not, if you believe in a predetermined order of things. If you believe we’re all puppets on strings, and some higher consciousness is controlling our actions. Maybe you think free will is an illusion, and, in a way, you’d be right to think that.

Why?

Because, whether or not you like it, society, as in everyone who has the power to influence our lives, is constantly trying to “guide” us. It’s how this world has functioned ever since we invented civilization. Everyone around you is trying to help you into becoming who they need you to be.

Not who you want to be, not who you’ve always dreamed of being, but who they need you to be in order for them to be who they want to be.

It’s not complicated or great or sad. It’s just how things work.

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I am who I am. Someone has to be.

Do you ever think that who you are as a person is intricately related to what others need from you? That you are as much as product of your own imagination as you are the product of other people’s imagination?

It might sound like nonsense, but sometimes it feels as if I’m trapped inside this person that’s not exactly me. And there’s no way out. It feels as if I’ve got a job to do, and even though I may not like it sometimes, I have to do it, simply because no one else will.

But what if you aspired for more? What if who you are right now isn’t quite the person you hoped to become?

Afraid

afraid“You are afraid to die, and you’re afraid to live. What a way to exist.” – Neale Donald Walsch

Afraid. To live. To die. To get hurt. To hurt others. Afraid. Of failure. Of success. Of getting stuck somewhere in between. Afraid of doing nothing at all, afraid of overdoing it. Afraid of yourself, afraid of others. Rationalizing. Being practical. Over-intellectualizing. Holding back. Waiting for the right moment and the right place.

Finding excuses. Blaming yourself. Blaming others. Telling yourself that you’ve got enough time.

“If only…”

“When I…”

“What if…”

You are afraid. And most times you don’t even realize it. And everyone else is just as afraid as you are. A bit ironic, but it’s true.

Keep that in mind. No one is fearless, no one is perfect, and no one is better.

We just are. You just are.

But it would be a damn shame if you didn’t do what you’ve always wanted to do simply because you’re afraid.

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