Are you aware you exist in a perennial state of change?
This notion is not a new one and really is little more than the acknowledgment of changing from one form or thing into another. This includes tangible transformations and intangible transformations; although the point of origins differ, the implications are the same.
My examination primarily focuses on intangible transformations that take place in the mind and leans more toward the seeding, nurturing and development of ideas. which, when pursued, lead to transformative psychological changes.
Microscopically your cells are forming and reforming to assist and support bodily functions. Your thoughts form and reform before action sets in and brings those very thoughts to life. The matter your consciousness is encased within is impermanent, never the same, always changing. For example, take a look at a photograph of yourself a few years ago. Do you see any noticeable changes? Reflect on what was important to you 10 years ago or so and compare it to what you are currently engaged in – do you see or recognise any differences?
All organic forms of life are subject to this unconditional state of impermanence. (just to note this unconditional state of impermanence also applies to non-organic instruments, but that is not relative to this subject matter) It is almost like an etheric contract all forms of life agree to in order to incarnate in this reality.
The state of impermanence is a concept vehemently denoted in the Vipassana meditation courses held all across the world. S.N. Goenka (30th January 1924 – 29th September 2013), the foremost teacher of our modern time works to instil traditional teachings in students in relation to the ever-changing state of reality. “Anichya” in Hindu means “impermanence”. During his sermons or student addresses at the end of each day, he recites this term several times as to remind his students of the negotiable nature of existence within this reality.
“THIS NON-SECTARIAN TECHNIQUE AIMS FOR THE TOTAL ERADICATION OF MENTAL IMPURITIES AND THE RESULTANT HIGHEST HAPPINESS OF FULL LIBERATION” (VIPASSANA)
The Kybalion, a renowned book centred around the Hermetic Principles and the Emerald Tablets acknowledges the importance of the mental quality of our human experience, recognising “The Principle of Mentalism” as the first of the Seven Hermetic Principles.
“THE ALL IS MIND; THE UNIVERSE IS MENTAL” – THE KYBALION
Serge Kahili King – author of ‘Urban Shaman’ and ‘Mastering Your Hidden Self’ to name two of his published titles – is a practitioner of Huna and Hawaiian Shamanism. Through his work he echoes the teachings orally passed down to him through his Hawaiian foster-parents. The first principle of the Seven Shaman Principles is IKE, which translates into “The World Is What You Think It Is”.
“DEPENDING ON YOUR POINT OF VIEW A WATER GOURD CAN BE HALF-EMPTY OR HALF-FULL. DEPENDING ON YOUR PLANS THE RAIN CAN BE GOOD FOR THE CROPS OR BAD FOR THE PICNIC. DEPENDING ON YOUR ATTITUDE A PROBLEM CAN BE AN OBSTACLE OR A CHALLENGE. THESE ARE CLEAR, OBVIOUS AND UNDERSTANDABLE WAYS IN WHICH OUR THINKING AFFECTS OUR EXPERIENCE.” – SERGE. K. KING – URBAN SHAMAN
So from 3 different sources, all reputable in their own right, we come to understand they all acknowledge the fundamental significance of the mind and its role in the engineering of our lives. Personally, interpersonally and transpersonally.
Those who indulge in esoteric studies or have a foot in the conscious movement or revolution are in some manner or form aware that all is indeed mind. It in and of itself is the totality of all that has been, is and ever will be. It is therefore logical to discern; all of what we accomplish, do and otherwise is a descendant of a thought – on this basis we could present a formidable case that the cosmogony of our origins lies in the mind of a being beyond our scope and comprehension.
“IF THERE IS NO SEED THERE CAN BE NO TREE!” – UNKNOWN
Hypothetically, let us liken a thought to a seed and the result to a tree. For the seed to survive it requires attention, care and dedication. This symbolises interest, and interest, dependent on circumstance, is a stimulant that accelerates a particular thing into developing, not declining. To neglect the seed is to lack care, consideration and devotion. Under these conditions how well do you believe the seed will thrive? How healthy do you imagine the tree to be? Does ignorance and neglect benefit the seed or does it hinder it? Will the tree grow compromisingly as a consequence of misguidance toward the seed?
In conversations I have with people who I admire, respect and learn from it becomes clear that we all tend to struggle with similar hurdles and ‘calls of duty’ in our own lives, which revolve around follow through. Aspirations, ideas or pursuits are decided against for no other conceivable reason than a lack of conviction.
How else can this be understood?
No matter how terrible or how terrific the endeavour may seem, the lack of conviction to proceed and see through the desire is a switch a handful of us have off and don’t muster the courage within to turn on and leave on!
In my humble opinion we have disregarded the value of intangible transformations. We have overlooked the relevance of the changes happening inside of our minds as a result of these unfulfilled ideas. Too quickly do we have our eyes on outward, superficial growth without first honing the subtle shifts that are happening within our way of thinking. I admit I consider myself a sufferer of this syndrome too. A procrastinator of sorts; half meeting the pursuit with effort without sustaining interest nor stimulation. In order to overcome this way of being I first acknowledged there is a problem, married with the desire to change. With a shift in attitude and behaviour and the realisation of my infinite transformative state I am beginning to slowly savour these sensations, carefully managing my seeds and work towards lasting, meaningful change. The sort of change that not only proves attention has been paid to these subtle intangible transformations, but also waking up the appetite to follow through with mini, mediocre or marvellous ideas!
I hope you enjoyed this transmission. Stay tuned for more! #IAM #BKIP
THE INFINITE TRANSFORMATIVE STATE – #TITS