Many of us are relatively fortunate. We probably haven’t had our lives affected by gross trauma. We might not have been subjected to gross poverty, war, violence, alcoholism or drugs, etc. But could we somehow still have been traumatized and not even realize this? PAST TRAUMA IS AN ADDITIONAL CHALLENGE TO OVERCOME! There is an ongoing stress that follows a traumatic life-event. It’s not just the event itself. The resultant subconscious memories can be considerable. These ar
Our lives seem to lack direction! We just don’t understand the meaning & purpose of our life. So, we can wander aimlessly. We get trapped in the material world, with its temporary pleasures & tempting distractions. Is it just about competition & survival of the fittest? CONTEMPLATE THE TRUE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE! The discussion below is an opportunity for you to START this important INNER process. Seeking your true purpose is an important part of personal development and your
Part (a) Facing our traumas Think back on your own life; right back to your earliest memories. How has it really been? HOW HAS IT REALLY FELT?... Often, we feel alone, vulnerable & insecure. We might feel totally out of place! It’s as if we don’t belong in our birth family, or even on this planet! We’ve probably also had some traumatic life events, or perceived some experiences as being quite distressing. We might feel wounded and needing to compensate or defend our self i
We have been socially conditioned and ‘herded’ to respond to controversial ideas in a certain way. NEW & INDEPENDENT IDEAS ARE VIEWED WITH SUSPICION! Instead we been taught to accept strategies produced by government committees & scientific organizations. Anyone advocating an alternative and non-conventional solution is readily branded a misfit or a radical. In the political sphere, they are automatically considered a revolutionary or a terrorist. We have been taught to be fe
The world is in a bad way! What a mess! Everything seems in CHAOS. This seems so apparent. Bad news is everywhere! We watch it on television, read it in the press, hear it on the radio and view it on our internet feed. If it’s not overt conflict & death, then it’s fear of more terror. WE EXIST IN A STATE OF GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY & GREAT TURMOIL. Political instability contributes to this uncertainty, triggering uprising or revolt. Each nation fears some other. One community rese
We are NOT that outer facade or ‘mask’ we wear. We are not just our social conditioning! We don’t need to remain wounded & skewed by past traumas. WE CAN BREAK FREE OF ALL THAT MIND CONTROL! We have the right to choose happiness! We have the right to be permanently happy! Each of us is a unique and precious individual. We each have deep inner needs and a unique life purpose. Only by discovering this special purpose and exploring our potential will we find contentment & fulfi
Deep within us, we all have unique personal drives: our inner needs, desires & dreams. WE UNKNOWINGLY SUPPRESS OUR POWERFUL INNER-DRIVES for the perceived benefit of our family, clan & community. So, we march to someone else’s drumbeat, not to our own unique rhythm. We unwittingly surrender our individuality & uniqueness to group pressure! This leads to life lesson No. 61: COMPLYING WITH GROUP VALUES MAY NOT BE OUR BEST OPTION By complying with group norms, we deny ourselve
Who would dare propose that ‘empty space’ might not be empty at all?
Who would have the courage to develop a radical scientific model, not based on conventional linear mechanics? In the field of theoretical physics, which scientists would even dare to question Albert Einstein? Who would question the established nature of space and time? Reginald Cahill is one such scientist! While based at Flinders University in Australia, he developed the concept termed ‘Process Physics’. An
Most of us lead relatively unsatisfactory lives! WE LEAD LIVES OF RELATIVE MISERY in comparison to what is possible; yet we fiercely deny it! Why? We could have a more meaningful & fulfilling life. We could perceive things differently, respond & behave differently… if we really wanted too! WHY DO WE CONTINUE ON AS BEFORE? Why do we wear a brave face and put on such a false front? Is this FALSE MASK & PERSONA for the benefit of others? Just to appease others? Somehow, we
Sometimes we glimpse the potential benefit of changing our life. Then doubts arise: Should we attempt changing? Will it really succeed? Is it worth the effort? What problems will it produce? OUR DOUBT, DISTRUST AND EVEN CYNICISM CAN SURFACE! Often, we don’t fully accept it’s worth the effort or the risk involved. Or, we don’t really believe we can achieve this. We don't trust the process. Sometimes we foresee potential problems in changing. As a result, WE CAN BECOME UNCE
SOCIETY CONDONES THE STATUS QUO of not changing our self, by encouraging temporary solutions! We have previously discussed the usual ‘SOCIAL ADDICTIONS’ commonly used for temporary relief, such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. If we really want to protest our discontent, we might also experiment with additional ‘HARD DRUGS’. We try these to numb our deep despair in this way - to try to artificially break through to who we really are. We seek to distract from or bypass our
We miss out on so much in life… because we attach or ‘grasp too tightly’. We become ‘attached’ in some way to people or material things. We have become habituated or addicted to living this way. We have become ‘addicted to life!’ Background information on this theme is available in Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog. In Part 3 we now continue a discussion of ‘what we miss out on’ and why we miss out? WE CHOOSE TO POSSESS OR ‘HAVE THINGS’, RATHER THAN ‘JUST BE’ OUR TRUE SELF.