SOS BOOK (Chapter 3.7) Appreciating our limitations & even utilizing them!
HOW DO WE EMBARK ON OUR ‘PERSONAL LIFE QUEST’?
Does this concept & the challenge sound too difficult or even impossible? We could simply start as we already are. We can start by first by appreciating our current limitations and better understanding them. Then trying some new strategies to overcome them! Let’s begin with the scientific rationale for this approach.
WE USE A LIMITED INTERNAL REPRESENTATION OF THE EXTERNAL WORLD.
According to conventional science, we create an edited or limited version of reality in our own mind. We do this by combining a limited input from our 5 physical senses with some memories. This is a minimal & highly biased interpretation of the true situation! It’s also highly coloured or prejudiced by previous outcomes & our social conditioning. This is a major limitation in our BEING HUMAN!
OUR LIMITED VERSION OF REALITY IS HIGHLY BIASED & DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS.
HOW WE CAN OVERCOME OUR LIMITATION & BIAS?
What if we realized this human limitation and adjusted accordingly? The decision to do so is purely our choice! We could then use this realization to motivate us to change our perception! We could decide to become much more open. We can search for and allow other interpretations. We can consider & instigate alternative approaches. It’s important to be aware of our limited & biased viewpoint.
BECOMING MORE ‘OPEN’ TO NEW POSSIBILITIES IS A GOOD FIRST STEP.
Becoming more ‘aware’ of everything is another good next step! In fact, we could aim to be more AWARE of our WHOLE experience. That includes objectively observing our own thoughts and assessing how we really feel.
BY REGAINING SOVEREIGNTY OVER OUR THOUGHTS, WE CONTROL OUR DECISIONS.
In observing & coming to understand our own mind, we also regain our autonomy. In being more aware of all our decision making we take back control of our life.
OBSERVING & UNDERSTANDING OUR OWN MIND.
THROUGH INNER AWARENESS, WE CAN ACCESS OUR PUREST & MOST AUTHENTIC STATE OF BEING.
Through Inner Connection we can access our true innermost self. This is an intrinsic or natural state of inner peace, joy & knowing. By tapping into our pure inner state, we are comforted & supported in all we do. We can more easily invite any additional insight we need from this creative inner field.
WE CAN OVERCOME OUR NEGATIVITY & DARK SIDE.
As we further understand our mind, we can also better manage the negative aspects we observe. This includes facing our negative memories & emotions.
Experiencing, confronting & successfully managing our feelings leads to more courage & wisdom.
It’s important to experience our feelings but to quickly release any trapped negative emotions. Otherwise they can build up and cause internal distress & damage.
AUTONOMY OF THOUGHT ALLOWS SELF-MASTERY.
Maintaining sovereignty over our thoughts is the pathway to our freedom! Freedom of thought is essential every moment of our Inner Journey! We aim to build positive lines of thought and encourage positive emotions. This unlocks our potential to blossom. We can then fulfill our exquisite & unique role!
WE ALSO NEED TO ENGAGE OUR TRUE INNER SELF. THIS IS THE SECRET TO ENLIGHTENMENT.
THE FINAL ESSENCE OF PURE BEING-NESS.
Can this wisdom & experience we seek be condensed any further, beyond this already powerful elixir? Can our positive visualization be crystallized to an even more potent form? The answer is YES! The spiritual masters tell us we can do more than behave in a kind & loving way. We can go beyond the giving our talents and even beyond living in pure joy…
WE CAN FULLY ENCOMPASS & ‘BECOME’ LOVE ITSELF. WE CAN ‘BE LOVE’.
Finally, there exists only a state of pure BEINGNESS or just purely ‘TO BE’. This pure ‘BE-INGNESS’ without the active need for ‘doing’ is the ultimate human state. This ultimate state is sometimes termed Nirvana or Enlightenment. This state is said to be beyond bliss and beyond adequate description in human terms.
THE JOURNEY TOWARDS THIS ULTIMATE STATE IS OUR ULTIMATE QUEST.
It’s perhaps our Ultimate Test as a human. But everyone’s path is different & unique. This path can appear difficult, so some prior instruction & practice may help. A graduated learning program may provide support, but it’s essentially a unique & individual journey.
The goal is to unlock our potential and experience ultimate well-being. Further discussion of this quest continues in Chapter 3.8 of this ‘SOS eBook’ which is available on the UltimateTest.org website.