Ok, here we go...!
Bear in mind that the following Paradigm Shifting Reframes are for consideration, for trying on for size, not as much for debate and argument,
although everything is of course up for discussion.
All I ask is that they be considered, nothing more, but by "considered" I don't mean just pondered briefly, from a purely intellectual perspective,
but "grokked" most fully and weighed against your previously held paradigm that might disagree with it, oppose it, of even as a defense against it's
Paradigm-Shifting Reframe #1
- Life in all it's myriad splendour is an absolute miracle
, and you are intrinsic and integral to it, like a holographic chip off the old old
This was along the lines of what I'd intended for the OP, but it's better this way, so that people have a sense for the context and framing by which
the whole idea of context and framing is being offered as a therapeutic tool.
I'm a very astute observer, and have grown and matured through numbers struggles and dark nights of the soul (plural), and so I would like you to
consider these Paradigm-shifting reframes I am going to offer as we move forward in this thread, not just quickly and at face value, like yeah yeah,
that's a nice sounding platitude. Massive amounts of energy and reading and research and struggle and the work of many many others down through the
ages have gone into everything that I'm attempting to put forward for your consideration. These ideas have been tested by the spirit and have been
evaluated with great care. Some may pooh poo on them according to a knee jerk reaction born of an already formed strong opinion or paradigm, but for
THIS exercise, I'm asking you, not to just accept it, but to also really try it on for size, and play around with it and also put it to the test
yourself, to "test the spirit" and also put it to the test. Then, when it's "on" I would like to ask you to test it according to your own spirit, and
to ask yourself, in your innermost heart of hearts if it's really "true" for you, or could be the more you play around with the new paradigm and
context for how you see the world and your true place within it, which as a "first-cause" then directly and powerfully impacts the way you see, are,
live and relate, at all levels, both to the world and cosmos, and to well everything and everyone, yourself not excluded.
This is not to say that we understand precisely HOW, but it does raise a whole host of issues on the when, where and who, and maybe even the why.
So when we come to the space of nothing, or of an absolute uncertainty, but one of which certain things are certain, like the occurrence of life
itself and our own inclusion as an active participant, we also see that we're part of everything.
Based upon the fundamental presupposition that "Life in all it's myriad splendour is an absolute miracle
", everything else changes it's frame
of reference and context, all the way up the pyramid of our own largely bs reality filter since it was formed of nothing but "opinions" about
"it" yet never really including ourselves fully in the very heart of the fundamental mystery of it all in the first place.
At this point, some of the more scientifically minded among us, with a strong anti-theist bent (even though we're not defining God here) might
protest, without following the instructions as given, and exclaim in shrill protest that it cannot be defined as "special" due to the strong anthropic
principal say. Either that or it "just is" what it is, and to assign any special meaning to my own inclusion, and that of others, in it, is what they
would call "solipsistic" and inherently biased by, well, by being alive.
Please bear with me.. and don't rush to judgement, that's no way to try on a new context shifting paradigm to determine it's form and function and
relation.. thank you.
By "miracle" I mean something so utterly Improbable, that in it's actuality it's farthest reaching implications discombobulates the mind and defies
faculty of reason, according to that old particulate thingsness of the Newtonian seperative, materialist monist reasoning (just a
tiny insignificant thing at the farthest end of a meaningless absurdity or something that cannot possibly be questioned or posited as anything
"special" or "extra special" and with ourselves included in it's ultimate creative expression.
To even begin to consider it, in that space of nothing that is everything and means everything that it means everything because it IS everything, as
opposed to meaning nothing or of no significance because it's a meaningless absurdity and something (our existence itself) that cannot be challenged
or inquired into within the personal qualia of our own unique spiritual experience, as if the human being is made a separate thing as a subjective
observer - to even begin is to see
It's also an interdependent
framework or an interpenetrating cosmological unity, of which we are a part and parcel.
Nothing exists in isolation from everything else.
And so the old paradigm falls, and the new one, no matter what are it's implications, must be considered and factored in!
First of all, it makes of us and our experience sacred, and it obliterates the mundane.lol
You can't go around after getting this one and complain a whole heck of a lot, because that fundamental gratitude and enjoyment at the reality of it,
that you're a living miracle occurring in a living miracle of which you're an intrinsic part. In God, a part of, and, drumroll.. a sacred being aka a
child of God or light, love, intelligence, Spirit of the Universe, whatever you want to call it, that by virtue of our own experience there is no
relegating it as of no significance or consequence whatsoever (yawn)!
It can never be taken for granted, again.
That's a shift in paradigm, in meaning and context, that can be played with in the qualia of one's own experience and inner testimony, as to what
paradigm is true and which one is false and should not be adopted, particularly if the only reason to adopt it, as false, is to evade and defend
against the other one, which is the real one as the one that is now, and at some level is also you and I, being part of it.
If life and our life is so significant as this, as a free gift, then my God just think of how we've BEEN living it, as if it were nothing and Donald
Trump was "relevant" ha HA!
What's RELEVENT, this, is the great question when examining and trying on paradigms and comparing one to another, and it matters not how popular the
other might be. If it's a false worldview and paradigm, that doesn't even really know it's ass from a hole in the ground, then it must be rejected in
favor of the one that rings and shines true to one's own Spirit.
Is there not a spark here then, of a world waiting to be born?
When we come to see and know that life as we experience it IS an absolute miracle and wonder, then the underlying nature of it's possibility, even as
a localized domain of personal enjoyment and creativity has altered it's frame of reference, and once new information Is known in as known experience,
then it cannot be unknown or unlearned, thereafter. Then the reframe could be said to have been decisive, while a good hearty joke is fired off at the
expense of our prior ignorance since everything comes with a price. It's the very hand that wipes away the tears to lol
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