“When prevailing behaviour modification concerns itself with convincing us there’s no such thing as objective reality, the scientific understanding of our mind-body becomes paramount.” – Suzanna Aaring 2013
It’s funny isn’t it, how we’ve been so quick to accept the status quo even though we know it’s not working, and yet so reticent to champion change even if more reasonable. This puzzling phenomena of defaulting to the lowest common denominator and adamant opposition to anything else (even though we might choose differently if we really thought it through) has a commonality that points to the cause, doesn’t it. Thought, or rather the lack of comprehensive thought.
Disconnected fragmented logic produces an odd resistance, for example we go to great lengths to handle passive aggressive vagrants and petty criminals with kid gloves (permitting possession of stolen property, trespassing, disturbance of the peace), and yet we’ve been loathe to extend respect to peaceful demonstrators with a higher aim in life. Even if it’s meant sacrificing our own democratic rights and freedoms, and sometimes to the point of tolerating police brutality. Could this be why as a society we’ve paradoxically defended environmental pollution, treated our own bodies as toxic dumps, criticized those who regard the truth as constructive and praised the harbingers of lies and deception?
Acting on engrained beliefs short circuits the cycle of a complete thought, and therefore takes very little effort. It’s already wired in, usually since early childhood, and perpetuated by movies and media to keep us all thinking the same way, yes a culture of bots (thanks to Steve Jobs Pixar Disney at least isn’t a fake and what a noble heart John Carter Disney’s latest movie has). Even Twitter has become inundated with poseurs and phoney followers in recent weeks, notice that.) The synapses have fired so many times those neural pathways have become fully automated, and usually, most unfortunately unconscious. So it’s accepted as the norm without question.
It takes will power, spirit, to ‘think different’. Fulfillment of the true potential of our pre-established perfect pattern depends on the freedom to do so, it is innate to the well being of humankind. Fear of slipping to bottom of the heap has tended to replace honesty with nicety, and we’ve largely ignored the reconciling of cognitive dissonance, a shift in paradigm. The result of a shift is more enjoyable albeit much more difficult to achieve. It’s on that pain/ pleasure interface where brain and body literally have to develop new connections to accommodate innovative ideas that match pre-established whole cycles of reality rather than narrow mental constructs. And that takes internal work on one’s preconceptions doesn’t it.
There’s certainly a growing body of scientific evidence to support this:
How can we start to think different? It isn’t merely mental cleverness. A small internal shift can have a big external influence, and I’ve found a good place to start is making sure it’s a body fit, like pHx is. It builds the neural pathways for dealing with our illusions, especially in this day and age of conflicting information, so that mind can harmonize thought processes with emotional understanding rooted in the heart.
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