The meaning of every word is usually much beyond the dictionary meaning. There are so many large contexts and meanings associated with each word. Every word abstractly is a pointer to a kind of knowing. So when I want to convey something, I use many synonyms to point at ‘scope and essence’. Essence = Intersection. Scope = Union.
For instance: Consider a set like ‘God/Reality/Existence/Field’. Here, essence = intersection of the meaning-images in the set. And scope = union of the meaning-images in the set.
I see every word as pregnant with a large amount of connotation/meaning/context/associations. The use of sets of synonyms thus serves as a communication technique/device for me to convey scope and essence.
There is the ‘field/class/world/realm/abstract cloud’, And there is the ‘instance/object/particular/literal’. For example: “The world of relationships” is the field/class, While the specific relationships you have in your life, Are the instances/objects of that field/class.
Another way to look at this (conventionally speaking) is: Imagination/Possibility/Dream —-vs—– Reality/Actual For instance, you could day-dream about having relationships with all the characters in your favorite TV show. But the people whom you are directly in contact with, are the actual relationships in your life.
The direct objects are the ones that give you traction and access to the corresponding worlds they come from. For instance, your initial relationships with primary caregivers in life shape a lot of the “world of relationships” you will experience later, unless there is a stronger influence from within or outside.
I have mostly used relationship examples here. But this applies to everything. The object is your point of access and introduction, To its corresponding world.
For example, below are a bunch of technology examples: # Smartphone field —-and—- my smartphone # Smart band/watch field —–and—– my smartband/watch # Laptop field —-and—- my laptop # Desktop field —–and—- my desktop # TV field —-and—– my tv # Headphones/earphones field —-and—- my headphones/earphones # Speakers field —-and—- my speaker set # Camera field —-and—- my camera
In a way, each of the blog posts I write are also windows, Into a certain way of seeing the existence/reality/world. # The field of thought of the blog post —-and—– the specific blog post.
Generally it is thought a person is addicted because of an excess of something. But on closer examination I see the excesses are only because the thing promises fulfillment but does not deliver much. RULE: ‘The less fulfilling something is, the more addictive it is.’ The hallmark feature of addictive things is their promise, inconsistency, and fleetingness.
For instance, People get addicted to relationships because they probably had an inconsistent relationship with their primary caregiver in childhood. People suffering from ADHD are unable to find enough engagement, stimulation, and fulfillment from anything, so they keep shifting.
A thing that fulfills you, allows you to be free of itself. Fulfillment is then kind of the opposite of addiction.
Business is about the exchange of ‘Products/Goods and Services’. Products are made (with time/energy/effort/some overheads or investments) and sold for a profit. The same holds true for services too.
The insight I had was that money is actually only a signifier. Money has no value in and of itself. Its value is only its potential to acquire products and services of value.
Supposing someone buys something for 100 and sells it for 200, He makes a profit of 100. But what can he do with this 100, it is only once again used to buy other products and services made or offered by other people. So the money is simply fed back into the same system. This system I would guess is what is referred to as the ‘world economic engine’.
Imo it bears a close resemblance to the circulatory system of blood we have in our bodies. Money is the blood, and is used as the MEDIUM for exchange of resources (products and services). The system is self contained, and the resources it transports are: # Services: Direct human effort # Products which are transformations of the resources of the earth (also created by human effort). # Certain other living creatures on the earth that are owned in some way by individuals or governments, and some of the earth’s natural resources (esp. the rare ones).
Also, ultimately speaking, ‘All business is about the enhancement or maintenance of human well-being’ (inspired from Sadhguru).
Time = Laws = Cycles. Time is a consequence/effect of Gravity. Gravity is the consequence/effect of the shape/structure of the 4th dimension. The terrain of the 4th dimension results in circular forces, and creates the binds.
If you resist time/laws, they will crush you. All action is “bound”(boundaried) by the laws of time. Smaller laws —-to—- Greater laws. Some smaller laws/gravities/forces can be overcome by your force. But when it comes to the larger laws/gravities/forces, There is no choice but to obey or to be crushed.
The opposite of gravity is levity. Gravity/To be pulled down/to be bound —-vs—- Levity/buoyancy/to be free.
There is a choice at every moment, With an “outcome-image-sensation” about each choice.
See the choice in every compulsion. To do X —-vs—- To not do X Visualize the consequence/effect of both sides, And release resistance to both the conceived outcomes.
The less resistance present, the more freedom there ‘IS’. Freedom is a state of being in non-resistance to all possibilities. Else to the extent there is resistance, There is a binding/bondage and predetermination.
If you see yourself as Indian, then Pakistanis are the invaders. If you see yourself as the earth, then aliens are the invaders. If you see yourself as the body, then viruses are the invaders. If you see yourself as Brahma/Universe, then all is you, Including the Pakistanis, aliens, viruses and so on. It is like how you own your whole body when speaking about it to a doctor. You may mention a specific organ, but you see yourself as the whole when describing.
RULE: “What appears is not what it really is.”
This is even easier to see the more disrupted things get.
Persistence makes it more difficult to see illusions,
Because the persistent stuff imposes itself on you,
Day after day in the same way, leaving very little gaps.
But disruptions make it more easy to see between the cracks.
To see that all that appears is empty,
And is the modulation of a substrate that is completely free to change.
In my opinion, the real truth is all mixed.
There is no black and white dichotomy of [good parent, terrible parent].
The world/creation is like a forest.
It can be seen in 1000s of ways,
And all of these ways are views of the same transcendental object.
The transcendental object we call world,
Is an infinite canvas for us to project and see what we want to see.
Just like a screen is.
It carries the potential in each of its pixels,
To show a huge range of brightness and color,
And consequently appear as any picture.
All is a complex mixture.
Nothing is a pure blessing or a pure curse.
There is duality in everything.
Flexibility of perspective/vision and response-ability,
Is the truest freedom imo.
All that appears is the play of Maya.
All is an appearance.
All that appears is not what it really is.
It is the flexibility of our mind that allows us to see more,
Of the transcendental higher dimensional object we call the world.
Like how 1000s of people take videos of a place using their own cameras,
We use our minds to perceive and understand different aspects of this world.
But the world (the place itself) is beyond all the footage that was captured.
The footage is a representation and not the thing itself.
The world is an unfathomable blend of 1000s of facets.
Our minds are like travelers and explorers of this multifaceted object.
How much we travel and explore is our choice,
And is also dependent on our potential.
When it comes to Maya,
The rule is always: “Do it the way it works”.