Machine Vs. World
“To be or not to be, that is the question!” -William Shakespeare (Hamlet)
This quote, a defining question that was wrought in the character of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, still so permeates the essence of our present inquiring minds. This particular character was contemplating the idea of their purpose, the meaning of life and if life itself was at all worth it. Death for Hamlet may be a welcomed friend. As morbid as this may be, if human, we have all scrutinized such seemingly ambiguous questions. But the angle and perspective from which we ask these questions are grossly ingrained in the belly of our subconscious thinking.
Our bodies are high tech, well-oiled cyborgs, part blood pumping flesh and part mechanical elements that extend beyond human limitations (writers poetic license). But seriously, our minds are fantastic machines with the ability to create and destroy. The problem here is that the masses don’t understand the weapon they possess and for the most part, they keep it stashed within its sheath, unbeknownst. Science affirms that 95 % of the decisions we make, and the feelings we feel are determined by the subconscious mind, which only leaves 5% persuasion of our conscious mind and thought processes. Essentially, we are running on autopilot majority of our lives.
A simple truth of knowing oneself, yet not keenly understood, is as follows: Thoughts control how we feel, feelings control how we act, our actions control who we become, which then in turn controls how our life turns out!
This simple truth is the function of faith. You may not realize this but you are an incredible being of Faith. It is the essence that creates the world you experience every single day. Napoleon Hill explained it this way, “Faith is a state of mind with which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instruction to the subconscious mind.” So if your life was likened to a car, then your faith, is the fuel which powers it. Your faith determines how and when you wake up in the morning, how you choose to spend your time, how you are going to treat people and even how you are going to feel enveloping all these day-to-day experiences. But once again, your paradigm of faith has been fundamentally congealed in your subconscious by your experiences and information received. I use the term congealed, due to the fact that though rigid and firm, not impervious to change.
We come out of our mother’s womb, as they say, as a blank page. And due to the fact that we all come from different backgrounds, brought up with different values and morals, and vastly diverse experiences, none of our paradigms are identical. None of us can truly help where our faith or belief system originates, but we can master it. This is why you look around and see so many people living life unfulfilled and unsatiated, based on the machine operating system that was programed over the years, living like a mindless being. We do not question or interrogate the programing, we just except it, as that’s the way its gonna be.
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever will be, will be)
The world is a wicked teacher and we are the submissive student. And every once in a while we may have a glimmer of hope, a moment of unrealized potential in your consciousness, but most likely rejected almost instantaneously by the hardwired operating system of the subconscious. This is the power of the 95%.
But what if we began to use this knowledge of our creative potential for our benefit, as opposed to our detriment. What if we rewired our faith to align with our true identity, our untapped capabilities? The reality is there is no limitation. There is no super secret security password locking down the coding of our programming. We are the only ones who limit that ability. The proper programing codes are available to all of us, for we are endowed by the Source with unimaginable possibility. And I use the word unimaginable loosely for the power of emphasis regarding possibility, because honestly, our imagination is the gift given to engage the impossible. Steve Jobs lived in what he called his own reality distortion, as he would imagine things that others could only pin as inconceivable. This distortion field was coined to analogize Steve’s ability to take the limitation barrier off of the literal programming potential, while others chose to live in the realm of “true reality” and failed to do anything of great value with their lives. Now we all get to enjoy the fruits of this remarkable distortion.
Love me some Apple!
What I would encourage you to do, and what I endeavor to do myself, is dare to dream. Albert Einstein said it best, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” You are an incredible being that can bring great things into a reality that will bless the world and make it a better place. The tricky part is to take time to reform your faith. To mediate and imagine on where you want to go and who you want to be, as opposed to being blinded by the current experience. Remember repetition is the key to modifying the subconscious. You are not defined by your present, nor by your past, you are free to become what you were meant to become. Feed the machine and take on the world. Once again, we must strive to Gnothi Seauton and as Mahatma Ghandi stated, Be the change you want to see in the world!