Who, the hell, do you think you are?
I can’t answer the question; I honestly don’t know! Do you?
Of course, I can define myself relative to others, pointing out the differences. I usually know too, how I relate to whoever I’m with and whatever is going on around me.
But do I really know why I am aware of myself? Or what my purpose is in being who I am> Not a clue!
At the same time, I have this urge to grow, to be more than I am. This is more than idle speculation; it is central to my life. I need to find some reasonable answers.
If you are of like mind, please join me in the search. We could compare our impressions and perhaps find some piece / peace of mind.
To begin, am I asking myself the right questions?
If Connections help us to integrate our exposures to wisdom, then Constructions should help to assimilate it. After all, growth is simply the process of accruing value that resonates with the sea of change surrounding us.
It’s best managed by enfolding it with a progressive, cohesive framework defining who we are, our identity, and why we’re here in the first place, our purpose. The unavoidable flux and fluidity of the creative process-at-large clearly indicates that there can never be any fixed position that’s sustainable for more than just an extraordinarily brief period. We know, we go with the flow, we grow – or we demur, we decline, and we die!
The abiding intention of the Creator / Source is a tendency towards perfection – the Way; this is Wisdom. It’s reflected in every act of nature that we can detect with our material senses, and its inescapable influencer is the great attractive force we call love. Everything else is an illusion. We can readily recognize this in our minds, our hearts, and our souls, so our individual purpose should include our awareness of this common purpose.
In the normal progression of life, our choice appears straight-forward – we can emphasize that which is material and temporary or embrace the spiritual, eternal perspectives that are beyond our sensory awareness. As we build both our awareness and our intentions, journeying through life, we can adopt a sense of personal balance to guide the many decisions we’ll face enroute. We can also be mindful of those with whom we travel, as being those who reflect our chosen values, or we can just take our chances!
It seems natural to seek added value in all we do, for our self and for all others in our life. As we pan in life’s streams, sifting through seemingly endless tons of gravel for the rarer grains of gold, we need to keep a clear image of the object of our search. We need a deliberate perspective and clear priorities, while recognizing that the journey is always going to be progressive. The quality of our journey, therefore, is far more important than attempting to define any vague destination.
Success and happiness are meaningful criteria for our journey; and it becomes increasingly evident that they are less effective if they’re only attached to future conditions or positions which we might possibly attain. When we anchor our perspectives in the past or wander aimlessly in some future field, we are robbing ourselves blind!
Let’s set our course in line with the Way, mark the pathways that move us forward, and choose our travelling companions carefully. We are the captains of our ship (life) and masters of our fate (the journey). We alone can navigate and sustain our efforts to move towards perfection.
Assimilation is a process which offers fulfillment in the moment rather than as some future reward, for the only time we can make a difference, or do anything is right now.
The Way is assimilation!