Reality this week has been a challenge. As the information coming into my awareness has been so intense and upsetting for many around me. Their frustration and anger has been directed at me although I am not the source of these issues only the catalyst to enable them to confront them and deal with them. The main reason I set about writing this blog was to express how I see, feel and interact with the world around me. And to show others (if they are interested in reading it) that my reality is not so different than theirs only the characters, location and circumstances differ the take home is generally similar. And that maybe one or two lines that I write may resonate with them and give them another view point to deal with what’s going on in their reality. By shifting the information you receive and perceive you can shift how your reality is formed. Thus reality is in-formation.
This post follows on a little from my previous blog post “Failure……what does it mean for you” as it relates to how others perceive us. It started up after a conversation with a relative who stated “I can’t believe you could let this happen” and then continued to say how they would do this or that and their belief that if we had of done things their way we wouldn’t have failed. Now these two statements indicate a very egocentric way of looking at the world they inhabit. They assume that because we are related that we would do things the same as them. It also shows that they believe we just allowed the circumstances to happen to us. Now firstly the world around us is happening because of us not to us so that just blows that statement out of the water. No-one lets things happen to them, they choose this to happen by either choosing a line of action or simply not choosing an action as not choosing is still a choice. And secondly this is to assume that we all see the world the same and thus will react the same. I also see shame and judgement in both comments, that somehow shame and judgement has been bought down upon the family name, what will the neighbours think-I say fuck the neighbours!
Holding ourselves to ransom of others belief systems and not following our own is paramount to outsourcing our reality, for what purpose? How can another persons beliefs or ideals apply to you wholeheartedly? They cant! Some may apply in certain areas of your life, however they are born from a completely different perspective and life experience. The judgements and opinions of another being whose whole life experience could be totally incomprehensible to your reality don’t apply to you. How can anyone know that what another person sees, hears, tastes and smells is the same as their experience? And inversely how can they know what your experience is? Again we assume that what another person experiences surely must be the same as us as we are either related or are in the same space at the same time. Although we aren’t. If two people are sitting at a round table how is it possible that they are experienceing the same thing? Well firstly if they are sitting opposite each other their viewpoint is different as they are seeing each other. One may have their back to a door while the other faces the door. Take into consideration light, noise, smells and so on the experience is very different for each person even though they are technically sharing the same space. So why do we assume both had the same moment, the same experience?
Is it because we judge all around us from our own set of perceptions and thus we believe that the other person experienced the same things. It is an egocentric position to view the world around us. You at the centre and all that you are interacting with is experiencing the same reality as you are. Now there is the observer effect that can come into play. Which has been shown in some scientific studies that we, the observer do in fact change the behaviour of what we are observing. Now is that because the observer tells us that is the truth or is that their truth? What reference point do we have if we then observe what the observer has seen and see something different or do we acquiesce to their belief to keep the peace? Who ever can tell, as we are all observing the world around us through our own lens and thus that surely must be our truth and our truth only. Aren’t we back at the egocentric centre? I seen this so surely you must of seen it as we were there together. I heard you say this so this is my truth when in fact the other said something totally different and that is their truth. See how we wind up in all sorts of pickles and dilemmas based upon the premise that all others are having the same experience as us and how we can get locked in a revolving door that keeps going round and round, until we change our perspective and realise that my experience is only mine and others are theirs.
What is required is a change in point of view. To a point of no view or no judgement or my favourite NO-THING! No-thing is simple yet no-thing is complex. No-thing is quiet yet no-thing is loud. We are no-thing, with no-body in no-time! No-thing is the centre point of all creation. Standing in the centre of no-thing is to stand at the centre of infinite potential as the seed of creation. It is the zero point where all action begins. The infinite is within us as it is without us, so no-thing is within us and it is without us. The us is what witnesses reality and to witness from no judgement or point of view is to open up to the infinite potential of abundance of the universe. It’s a tough space to hold. To witness this current world paradigm from an impartial, equitable balanced space is to step outside the box and peer back in without an agenda. We are swamped by others opinions, judgements and points of view constantly. Open any one of our Hypno-rectangles and we have instant access to a plethora of them. Facebook, TV, radio and so it goes. These are platforms that have been built for that very purpose to ensure that you follow the cultural line and for fucks sake don’t think for yourself and develop your own version of reality. It’s considered a birth right in a free country to hold an opinion. Yeah cool hold it, don’t spread that shit, unless it helps humanity. Imagine how different (if you can) the world would be if no-one held an opinion or judgement? How peaceful would the world be? Or is this some kind of weird utopian dream I have?
What is needed is to view all that is around us from a child’s perspective. From a space of curiosity and wonderment. From a space of neutrality and impartiality as if it is the first time we have witnessed this moment. That’s because it is. This point in time and space is new and will never be had again. Even as I write this my head space and experience changes as each word is laid out on the page. Each moment is unique and fleeting and made up primarily of the information we receive and perceive. If we receive that information from a space of no judgement or no point of view then the infinite potential of creation is possible. If we view it only from a narrow point of view then what we judge is only possible, we have effectively then cut off our infinite potential. If we show gratitude for the moment, and witness it with child like wonder isn’t anything possible? One saying that has taken on a new reverence for me is “Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional”. Now I’m a big kid and anyone who knows me knows this to be so. I choose child-like wonder and curiosity as it makes my life joyous and entertaining. Now I take this one step further and really see with fresh new eyes, not the old worn down by adulthood and this mortal paradigm. Anything is possible from there and yes look out big kid Jonas is out to play!
That is what I’m attempting to create in my reality. I’m not saying you should do the same all I’m saying is this is what I’m experiencing and if you are experiencing something similar cool. To really receive is to have the ability to perceive all the information available with no point of view. From that central point anything is possible. Our only limiting factor is our judgements. Drop them and the world really does open up to you, within you. From that point an abundant, infinite Reality is in-formation!