You were trained from birth…
To be obedient, to conform and follow commands.
From preschool, then to kindergarten school,
then to elementary school, then to high school,
and on to post secondary education and beyond…
Some people never remove this yoke of obedience and psychological conditioning (for more information on Classical conditioning see Pavlov http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_conditioning);
Living their entire lives without ever questioning the governing institutions, the conventions, the social engineers, the assumptions or dogma that makeup their beliefs and the state of affairs.
“You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.” –Ken Keyes, Jr.
…What is in your closet?
No, I’m not talking about shameful skeletons and secrets, rather about the clothes and shoes in the closet. WHY did you choose them? Could the advertised fashions, or your social norm and expectations approves of them and you can “fit in”?
Do you believe or accept what is written in books?
Do you believe or accept what the instructor, the judge, the expert or authorities tell you?
Isn’t “fitting in” jargon for obeying, for conforming, and could it be changing who you really are and who you want to become?
If you have not already stopped and removed this institutional training and indoctrination then please make the clear conscious effort to do so now.
Become free minded.
Become free spirited.
Embrace your innate creativity.
Resonate with your natural, internal, innermost self
– it was there before your first visit to a school –
become re-acquainted with yourself.
Grow and become who you want to be…
Have you consciously observed and focused on your mental self-talk?
Many people are unaware of their daily constant self-talk.
Self-talk are the thousands of thoughts that constantly race through you daily, all the time (even as you listen to someone talking to you, in the background self-talk is speed racing…) and even now as you read this text.
Broadly speaking all thinking and thoughts are forms of “self-talk”,
sometimes called mental talk. However, there is a portion of this mental self-talk that becomes stealthy because of lack of training to be constantly aware of the fast flash-thoughts and thus bypass the conscious mind.
With some effort and practice you will gain the ability to calm and quiet your mind, and reduce the clamor of uncontrolled thoughts to orderly, controlled thoughts, with the occasional stray self-talk that once was beyond your awareness will now become instantly part of your conscious awareness. Claiming your responsibility (respons-i-ability) with the ability to respond with awareness, compassion and creativity.
You may be surprised, on occasion, to find someone (or some thing) intentionally trying to manipulate you with subtle stimuli that would have gone undetected as it is meant to be undetected by conscious thought.
Other times you may enter an area or room and consciously decide to leave, rather than remain with unwanted and undesirable (potentially dangerous) stimuli.
This added benefit is a heightened awareness.
Being more sensitive to inputs and influences on your body, on your emotions and your thinking (the advertising prevalent on the internet and throughout society at large may really become very annoying).
Listen to all the thoughts and become fully CONSCIOUS and AWARE of them.
Track where these, self-talk, thoughts come from.
Consider what these thoughts mean to you and analyze them with great scrutiny, attention, and with the intent to decipher and filter them.
Another useful tool is how to reason the information you receive, study, or research prior to accepting it as worthy for use in your life.
1. Ask and determine the Who, What, Where, and When,
2. ONLY after the 1st step above use logic to determine the
Why and How…
3. Filter with your HEART to determine if it meets your internal moral compass. This may be most challenging for some, as some information may be subtly deceptive and destructive.
How can inventors ignore the internal alarms to develop weapons of mass destruction?
How can engineers develop fracking in or near water aquifers knowing the dangers to life?
How can a elected official lie, keep secrets and deceive the public and why?
Ask yourself Will you join them in their destructive activities?
Are you now ready to:
Question your beliefs.
Question your training.
Question your employer.
Question your orders.
Now, are you ready to think for yourself?
Are you ready to embrace your freedom?
“I know of but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”