The Nature of The Self

A person is like a country.

The boundary gives it its name.

And to say “I have a body” is as if a country could speak in one voice and say “I have a landscape.”

Indeed it has rivers, hills, valleys, perhaps even snow tops. And this is much like our body has a circulatory, respiratory, integumentary and other systems.

Therefore asking “who am I?” is the wrong question and, instead, one must ask “what are all the things that I am?”

After all, one can never know a country unless one knows it in its entirety and you will never know yourself unless you accept fully everything that you are as part of who you are.

The Nature of Pair Bonding

Good and generous women will often pick terrible and conniving men and incredibly nice and loving men will often pick bitter and destructive women.

There is no point in denying the fact that this is a true and very real phenomena of the pair bonding experience. It’s a phenomena extensively observed by the time most have reached adulthood. And it’s termed a phenomena because each pair of opposites does not go out consciously knowing what it is they are doing.

The good woman really believes the man she is joining with is a great and righteous person. And likewise, the nice and loving man really believes the woman he has found himself with is incredible and worthy of worship. It’s only over time that the love blinders come off and each sees the person they are with more clearly.

What has happened is that each of the good individuals have Continue reading “The Nature of Pair Bonding”

The Nature of Emotions

Emotions don’t actually exist on their own and are not the beginning of a feeling. They are reflections of something that is preceding them. Much like a skin problem can at times be a symptom of there being toxins within the body that are emerging and manifesting themselves outwardly.

Evidence for this can be plainly seen when a  fictional story rouses a listener or observer to undergo a profound emotional disruption. And to such an extent that it can compel entire populations to take political action, even cause a revolt. In this instance the emotion was manufactured by an external event. The emotion is therefore a chemical change designed to induce a state of mind and action commensurate with the circumstance. The circumstance may be completely synthetic and artificial but the emotions are nonetheless just as effective in driving the host.

Likewise there are also internal circumstances that can cause emotions to emerge. This is why modern medicine makes a profound error by Continue reading “The Nature of Emotions”

The Nature of Spirituality

What is the meaning of spirituality? Does it have a value? Can it be measured? What makes someone more or less spiritual? I think we too often confuse spirituality with religion and therefore, an identity of some kind. And so, for many whom take on the word “spiritual” to describe themselves may often be characterized by devoting the larger of their efforts to growing or spreading their ideas to others and believing themselves to be spiritual for doing so. But given that spirituality is a universal phenomena, it can’t be this. After all, if a Muslim believes themselves to be spiritual when practicing their faith and a Chrisitan when remaining faithful to their own, how could either of them truly claim to know what spirituality really is? Continue reading “The Nature of Spirituality”

The Nature of Forgiveness and Restitution

If someone breaks something of yours, be it intentional or accidental, any ethically minded individual will immediately extend his or her apologies and offer to repair the damage or attempt to replace the item or its value at their own expense.

If however, the individual only says they are sorry and then Continue reading “The Nature of Forgiveness and Restitution”

The Nature of Consciousness – Part 3

When our consciousness is being limited by a malady, a drug or any external affliction, one is still, under those circumstances, able to be aware of one’s condition. This is because our consciousness in its unaltered state is present in us still, regardless of the incapacity our body has to channel it or manifest it at any given time. How can i be aware that my awareness is being inhibited if my awareness was actually being inhibited? In other words how can one be conscious of one’s unconsciousness? This indicates that there is a greater consciousness present in us that we can only manifest in degrees. Some might argue that in such a circumstance we are merely drawing from memories to compare our present condition with one from the past. But this can only be partially true given a variety of other examples we can draw from.

Dreams are one such example as they prove that our consciousness is Continue reading “The Nature of Consciousness – Part 3”

The Nature of Consciousness Part 2


As described in The Nature of Consciousness Part 1, consciousness itself becomes manifest in degrees (from sober to intoxicated) and simultaneously in levels or planes (from subconscious to super consciousness). This brief treatise described the consciousness we are all familiar with and that we use to form an identity of self and other. We can call this our mind/body consciousness or our self consciousness. This consciousness is not unique to humans as it manifests itself in degrees among all living things.

Outside of all this abides the master consciousness which informs all living things. To understand the relationship between the two we could view the nature between the master consciousness and our self consciousness as being much like the relationship between Continue reading “The Nature of Consciousness Part 2”

The Victim Gene & The Hero Complex

When humans lived as nomads, or in tribes and even in clans, the pressures for survival came largely from the environment and other neighboring rivals.  Most perfections that currently inhabit the human frame emerged out of these pressures.  But ever since humans transitioned into feudalistic and more limiting societal structures, the pressures of rivals and environment were largely diminished. Instead, the pressures for survival came mostly from artificially constructed social structures defined by politicians and clergymen. Consequently, now, many thousands of years later, humans have been selected out for optimal use by such leaders.

Now, in the 21st century, a large contingency of humans exists that have been selected out by a system of laws under the oversight of rulers.  These laws have multiplied and have been scattered among the populace as tools by which to protect themselves but often to be used as weapons with aggressive intent to destroy a neighbor, a family member or a business rival.  This system has put in place rewards and punishments that have given incentive to use these laws.  This system has taken center stage in nations that derived their legal system from British-common-law.

Through these environmental pressures, some races (in particular the white-Caucasian race and all those mixed with them) have exposed a genetic predisposition to feeling oppressed. A hypersensitivity to wrong-doing for themselves and on behalf of others.  While the tendency may have had a proper use in early stages of development for the Nation-State, now that most threats have been abated, the ludicrousness of this new human feature (the victim-gene) has never been so nakedly exposed.  These humans, now, spend much mental energy seeking out reason to feel oppressed or to champion others.   If only they knew, this tendency was genetically selected by their newest rulers, like a bloodhound bread for its keen sense of smell.