So how do you start when you want to reach someone? By simple stating the already known or by formulating questions that plants the seeds so that you can be more aware of processes within and without? My wish and purpose with this blog is too assist my visitors in creating a framework to make their existence more comprehensible. Existential questions are crucial for man to reflect upon. And there are lots of people out there only focused in lesser deeds of self focus too feed their ego. I want to feed your understanding and expand your inner world. People travel a lot and it is basically a conscious or subconscious act to broaden their inner world to expand their sense of understanding themselves and others. But also by making sense of time in a subjective manner. So the understanding of time is built upon memories and they are made strong by sensory stimulation .Travel can wake up the person to see their fellow humans and themselves in a way not possible if they only where to work and only be subjected too routines. We need to reflect upon time and what it is ? This will be essential for grounding the existential frame. For time is the frame in which everything’s existence dwells so it is a good place to start your reflecting.
This was all for today and i hope that you will come back for more? I am investing my time here for you and you invest your time here to grow and to broaden you sense and understanding of yourself and others. Making time meaningful is the most expensive gift that we can give each other.
Thank you for making my time meaningful.
I am married and a father to three beautiful kids and have a dog.But my road started in the northern part of Sweden where i was born in a town named Gällivare. My parents where evangelicals preaching the word of God. We moved to a suburb to Stockholm after I turned 4 years old.
So from living in a safe setting in the middle of the nature where fishing, hunting and hiking where a essential part of everyday life. We moved to a place where the socioeconomic standard where low. Children with alcoholic parents,missing fathers and neglecting mothers.
My first contact with evil was when three people where murdered by knife and the apartment set on fire. They where the neighbors of my friend. I saw homes where children lived in total absence of moral guidance or comfort.
And contrary tho the previous I also was subjected to morality of a better kind as I also went to a church where Jesus teachings lead the works of the congregation in for example building a hospital in Congo for women that have been raped. And members in the church that were fostering children from broken homes. As to name a few of the works of the congregation.
As I tried to make a understanding of my existence, building an identity and creating a worldview that was coherent. I got lost in a subjective and relative morality. I tried but failed over and over to keep a faith in the bible. And could not follow the moral teachings of Jesus.
In the year of 2000 I went as a soldier to Kosovo and there I came in contact with war crimes and people filled with hate and vengeance towards the ethnic group of the enemy.
As I grew older I got interested in philosophy, psychology and theology. I read works of several philosophers but I found pshychiatrist Carl Gustav Ljung especially captivating because of his search for the pleroma ( wholeness) of the psyche. Hermeneutics played an important roll also. Corpus hermeticum was also a book that stood out from the others.” Thus spoke zharatustra” from Friederich Nietsche was also interesting and had a total opposite effect on me it made God more important in my life. “Everlasting man” from G.K Chesterton also had a big impact on me. But as I read I understood the immense amount of value and wisdom that were to be found in the bible and the effect it has had on so many intellects and lives.
I started to write a lot and asking questions that lead me to a point were I had to get my reflections out somehow. And here I am now.
When you understand the power that lies within questions that are properly formulated then you have a powerful tool to set change forth in your life. So people are more out to get answers then to properly understand questions that are of the greatest importance and necessity for their personal development. There exist hierarchies of questions that of course are contextual related or of immediate importance. But questions related to the existential are often the bringers of necessary transformation.
The first question has to do with truth and in what way it is of importance?
Truth must be properly subjectively prioritized and understood as necessary and highly valued, for it is a complex question that many philosophers have talked about. And Jesus often came with critic towards untruth in men in regards to what they do or think. So transformation can be done if truth will be regarded as something of great importance and as something supporting the right decisions. An idea or a thought must be able to be subjected to truth and if it correlates with that which is good and lasting the most truth is to be found.
What has value and is neglected in my life?
The search for value is often miss guided just look at the amount of time of our most valuable asset time that people waste on things that have low or no meaning. So time has value but we “sell it out to buyers that will not give us value in return”. The waste of time must be taken seriously . And value can be understood sadly for most as their time is running out or when something traumatic happens. Grab a pen or a friend and discuss where value can be found? And let the questions emerge correlated to just value. You can of course find answers fast, but without formulating new questions there will be limits to your understanding. The questions that emerge from you subjectively might have certain limitations correlated to your age, knowledge and abilities.So often there is a great need to search actively in literature and different media to get more ” Lego bricks to create something out of”. Mostly the hierarchy of values change as time goes by as the effects of life experience often are immensely intertwined with “necessity’s” that mostly are so to say culturally forced upon man. To actively strive in life to feel meaning and act accordingly meaningful and to understand the value of meaning in your life will be a true incitement for transformation.
Who am i?
The next question will also be followed by more questions related to who you are. Like what rolls you play? And why you play these? Are you static or in constant progress or reformation? Who do you serve thru the roll playing, is it your ego? The ego is directing and casting rolls for man to play just so he can be experienced in a certain way. And this can damage the self awareness and understanding of who he is. Can a true understanding of who you are be done without looking back? Sometimes we get lost and must find a point of reference in our past so that we can start all over. A example can be when i was young i loved being in the forest and i had a christian upbringing. As i grew older i became more and more the one defining right from wrong according to where i lived and according to the ways of my friends and media of course. So i got lost and had to find my way back at a certain point in life so that i could build a more authentic self that was more good and lasting. Here came the deconstruction part in effect and the gradual rebirth of a new self image that was more truthful. And without the teachings of Jesus as the model for my rebirth i would be lost still for i had to find a constant and a true incitement for my change. Something that has lasted more than 2000 years and still to this day saving people from guilt , meaninglessness, hopelessness and giving comfort, strength and change that can be really perceived and noticed by the people surrounding the individual that has undergone the transformation .
I hope your questions will lead you towards that which is good truthful and meaningful!
When someone is being measured up to new standards that basically brings him to a urgent state of necessary deconstruction and rebirth, it sometimes happens because of neglect of the proper focus on the necessary questions that sets forth development. How will this deconstruction take place? What sets it in motion? Probably some kind of event or realization that strongly contradicts the current state. Movement forward can only be made if that which is now can’t measure up to the new requirements that have emerged. If there exist a need for a realization of the neglected necessity’s that must be acknowledged. Only then can the more truthful be born. So time is of importance and of great value and so is evolution and change that brings the lesser and inadequate to some new and higher states. When man wakes up to this understanding that nature moves and so should the psyche. Only then can he come out of that which seemed as a rigid state of subjectively defined attributes and qualities.
So if change seems far away just realize that you are only locked into the current state if no new requirements are given unto you. Of course can these be involuntary or subjectively made. The psyche will if it has not been given the proper stimuli and development opportunities ,give a lot of signals so that you can take on the necessary work that must be made. Insomnia is one sign, depression and addiction some of the others. When that which is haven’t been given the necessary work which develops it into a higher and more developed constitution it will deconstruct itself. And as the subject is near the end he/her will a lot of times wake up to the necessity of rebirth. And progress sets forth thru the questions that have not been given the proper time to reflect upon. Questions creates paths and roads to travel and are immensely important as bringer of movement and evolution. The problem with most people that are locked into lesser states of them self are their total neglect of asking relevant questions surrounding their existence and their way of life.
So the next time i will write about these questions here.
Thanks for this time!
When we act, feel or think in ways that doesn’t contribute to changes that are necessary for us to go thru, it is of great importance to commit to the work that brings understanding and change forth. Man is a product of inheritance and actions that shape the brain and therefore the psyche. Too change means that one must go against the preexisting default modes. What that mean is basically that it makes the subject feel and experience things in another way that can subjectively be felt as unnatural. If the person have been accustomed to a lower grade of meaning or value and must seek to increase these it will probably feel unfamiliar in the beginning. So trusting in the feelings that emerge is probably not always the way to go. Feelings are subjected to stimuli but not necessarily always to values of meaning.
We all heard the saying, “fake it till you make it”. And it ruffly explains a change in someone that is felt immensely different compared to the persons preexisting default modes. So by strictly adhering to the requirements in a goal orientated way the subject will in due time reconstruct the default mode into the wanted mode. If we think of the beneficial the costly will subside. We can orient ourselves in decision making by three factors feelings, intuition and reason. And the factor of time is important because where is the focus? In the past in the now or in whats to come? Probably all of these three need to be incorporated into the understanding of the requirements, incitements and the motivation surrounding the change. So the past is required when understanding is to be made but the present can be a reset and a start of change.
If no mindfulness, awareness or reflections are made as part of the change no change of greater value will be able to occur. For it is basically in going against the past in the present that will have the greatest effects in the future. Writing is a great way to get a picture of the psyche. Too get the mind out there in front of you so that you can reflect upon it. In writing the subconscious plays a great part in whats to be written i believe. Also art is important, for why create anything without meaning? Even as it first appears to lack just that but if a great understanding is searched for some will surely be made. Change is possible but if no real critic is being made of the lesser nothing can be moved towards the greater.
So understanding of values is of great importance if change should be aspired to be made. But also that it is truthful and correlates with meaning or necessity.
As we live, time dictates certain things too the psyche because of the effects that the past, present and the future have on us. So man orient accordingly too these and they have great importance for the possibility of understanding on a deeper level effects and what is of great importance.
The past is there so we can validate the actions we intend to take. To differentiate what is good from what is bad. Our morality depends on the past so that it will be able to have consistency ,functionality and sustainability. In other words too correctly being able in assessing what is good. Truth must travel from the past to the present and the future too reach the highest and purest form. That which is truthful will endure and last. But without faith no movement will take place. Faith comes first but moves consistent with us as we move forward in time. Doubt stops the movement and hinders the past from reoccurring because it will be locked in the past and not being able to recur in the present and therefor never travel thru time. Doubt creates restraints but faith leads to movement. Time and faith sustains one and an other for they work together in man to validate actions and decisions of value and importance.
So faith is important in our daily lives more than most people are aware of and by understanding the necessity of faith as a precursor and a nutrient that lets thoughts manifest. Like the water that makes the plant grow. The goal can only be reached thru faith and never in doubt and that which is good are the laws given to us by Jesus Christ By faith the words come to life in our lives as forgiveness ,hope, meaning, virtues ,righteousness and love. The word from God last from then to now and tomorrow unto eternity. For it is good and lasting! When doubts set in just go back to the word and faith will lead you by the hand thru all temptations and hardships in life. Freedom from guilt, hopelessness and meaninglessness as you close you eyes and pray to receive the holy spirit.
So the mind defines you and is mostly except from certain areas more or less plastic and ever changing. But one thing sets one person apart from the other. And it is the proper mindset for learning! So if you want to grow pick up the most difficult but interesting book you can find and set you mind on finishing it. You must be honest and humble in your approach. You do not have to understand everything to be honest, some books of philosophy are more like a marathon for your brain. But grit is also a nice trait to practice. Okay when you read you always expand in some way but of coarse always in accordance to your own basis. When you read something hard you move your position forward maybe not towards the highest possible form of completion, but still forward. And simple to achieve the sense of gratification from enduring the thoughts of great thinkers will contribute immensely to your next advancement.
Levels of understanding differs of coarse among us even as we read the same book. The interesting thing is that we select subjectively certain ideas, questions and interpret in ways that will contribute to our understanding in other fields. We cant always understand in which way information moves the intellect and what form the synergy effect of knowledge will manifest? The limit of your self is the level of understanding you seek. Be humble for the wise started so, they searched thoroughly within and found feelings in need of meaning. All came to a certain point of feeling restrained or inadequate facing certain questions. Read the ideas of the dead and make them come to life expand your position forward sometimes in the realization of your precious time being wasted on lesser deeds of low or no meaning.
Fame or feeding the ego is not a noble goal but authenticity and meaning !
Questions regarding suffering are crucial for one to reflect upon sense we all suffer but of course in various ways and degrees. We have both physical suffering as psychological and how we are able to make sense of these are of the most utter importance. So there is of course sufferings that are hard to understand. But mostly suffering shows us what will work or not. And the determining factor is in what grade something correlates with that what which is good? The grade of evil something is built upon undermines its existence just look at the attempts of expanding evil in the human history and what now remains of it. So the human mind must answer to the same laws of what is good and thereby lasting. Just look at Jesus who set the ultimate standard for good and look on how long Christianity have survived. So when we want change in our lives we must search for that which is good and truthful. Build your empire upon that which endures all. Empires come and go but the truth and goodness bears witness of the way for us to wander.
When all politic parties loose their values in favor of populism and man has set its own moral law what can remain of it? Where will identification be found? So suffering leads the way to salvation when a man is near the end of his life or when the existential questions take over. When suffering reaches a certain level only then can a person be given a chance to wake up. The ones who in spite of privies attempts found in history of the same evil or lesser good tries to build anything meet the same faith.
Look at the universe starting in chaos but thru Gods word who ordered the structure that set forth and still sustains life. Look at a man destroyed by his bad doings in life sitting in prison only by the word of God can order be brought and a new life come forth. God is good for when man tries to build any empire without truth and goodness they wither away. And when what we build correlates to that which is good and of course truth it lives and prospers in both the micro and the macro.