Interior Secrets of Existence
A Virtually Holographic Universe
THE HUMAN LEVERAGING PARADIGM
Leveraging: The act of striving for power and control in every human process of living.
Paradigm: An example or model used as a system or process for existence or technological development.
Deep within the psyche of all humans lives a desire and a drive for recognition of one’s existence and prowess. In order to fulfill this basic instinct within mankind, one finds the first step is always to “position” for recognition. That step is the act of leveraging all physical aspects for power and control in every event-sequence that we participate with in life. The first phase is one of moving thought that manifests into an act designed for power over the Other. The Me (you) views all outside or external entities or material objects as the Other. Put simply — there is Me (you) and there is the Other. To the Me, all outside persons, things, whatever — are the Other. The Me competes with the Other for power and control within the realm of Lawful-existence or what some call the Essence (Laws of Physics or Nature).
The Essence is also considered the Universe. It is where the Me and the Other reside in a quantum existence full of laws and forces that leverage us by its own making. Some call this realm God. No matter how you term this inexplicable being or state of existence, you are here taking part in a drama that no one person can explain. You, the Me, really do not know if the Other really exists, but if it does not exist, do you exist? Without the Other, would you have the data to communicate back to you in feedback, that you exist?
The Void is the Ultimate unknowable it may be non-existence. You will never know the meaning of the Void as the Me. The self-oriented being or person can not know the Void, for it is deep, dark and undetectable. Selfish persons who desire recognition are really looking for reinforcement that they exist. Selfishness causes non-learning and pushes us closer to the edge of the Void. Without attention form the Other, we have no worldly data to feedback on the reality of our existence. The only way we can ever learn our way in the universe is to become unselfish and reach out to the Other to learn from all of them. To join the Other is to become unselfish. This is what some call Love. To Love the Other as we Love the Me is to gain knowledge on the Essence and the Void. The more we share knowledge with the Other, the more we see of life. An unselfish person soon learns that he is the Other.
Leveraging for Power in life means that the Me will use Violence, Wealth, Religion, Knowledge, Beauty, or Love to gain control over the Other, or seek recognition from the Other. There is really only one selfless means of communicating with the Other. It is Love. All other means are elements that invoke the ancient law of consequence. The law of consequence is also known as the law of cause and effect…what goes around, comes around. Because the law of consequence is leveraged into existence by selfish acts by the Me for his/her own gain (in effect saying that the Other does not exist therefore negating the Me’s own existence).
Look into the eye of the Other and you will see the mirror of the self. No person exists beyond the data of his/her own senses. Without the feedback of the other’s activities, there would be no data to see, hear, taste, smell, touch or examine with the brain or the sixth sense. The seventh sense is intuition which few beings develop unless they are unselfish and understand the power of the law of consequences. In your mind dances all the data of the Other. Without the knowledge gained of the outside world, you would be nothing. You are what you learn. You are an accumulation of all your life experiences. Your are the Other replicated by leveraged experiences reinforced over and over again. Wisdom is gained when you learn to Love the Other and Life becomes a Passion for harmony and continued becoming.
Our society then, seems to be poised within the tacit-dynamic of living and being, towards a civilization based upon achieving improved wisdom and mental amplification for the masses. (Society is such a mess of lies — reversing the trend seems to be the only althernative.) This “wishful thinking” described as a trend, requires that the education of what some call a “Super-Generalist,” becomes an educational norm. This super-person of encyclopedic scope, would require an education far and above anything we currently offer and would constitute a mindset far-and-away from those who currently collude for self-enhancement (illusionists).
Many researchers suggest that America’s educational establishment must address old collusions and illusions by ridding our society of the disease called the “Naivete Syndrome”. This malady is the sufferance of allowing hype, policy, propaganda, and the positioning of assumptions towards the influence of undeveloped perceptions of persons who are educationally disadvantaged or have been duped by misinformation. This naivete-syndrome is of course the total problem of why man has found himself locked in mediocrity since the beginning of recorded time. Cultural-polarization utilizing the naivete-syndrome has long been a leveraging tool of the elite (opinion leaders) to manipulate the naive (read uneducated) and its usage must now become known to the general public through our public educational curriculums.
Our society is plagued by this lack of perception, thus it is shielded from the truth by incomplete educational communications in the total…if, indeed, some kind of total-education is what we, the great masses, deserve. A small litmus test for determining the directions of our society toward more realistic (truthful) directions, can be suggested by comparing perceptive qualities of individuals and groups within a quantitative list of four visions or means of viewing life. The four visions comprise what I call “Perception Dynamics”…how we see the world around us. Perception Dynamics is/are an adaptation of a system originally set up by Dr. Reid Hastie (University of Minnesota) and Christian Schmidt (Designer). Their ideas became my adaptation and research after I read one of their books. Though its title escapes me, the memory of their contribution to Perception Dynamics remains strong and logical. Their stimulus represents a part of my presentation to my design students when I taught Art at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, back in the seventies. They are, (with my changes):
VIRTUAL VISIONARIES – Persons who have a general
day-to-day view of life, a work-
Perception level of the general population. A
highly naive ego-grouping. 80 to 85% of the
ECCENTRIC VISIONARIES – An expanded analysis of life’s details within a specific category…single mindfulness. These curious
people have difficulty relating their knowledge to the whole. This is the perception level of specialists, lower or mid-management, and
some scientists and educators. 9-12%.
INVENTIVE VISIONARIES – A view that
allows manipulation of imaginative/creative
concepts toward a new or different realty.
Perception level of artists, designers, writers,
entrepreneurs and others. 2-5%.
OMNI-VISIONARIES – A long-range view, universal (panoramic) or a gestalt viewof humanity; penetrating and animated
insight into the “Great Why” or reason. The
domain of the “Brain Trust”, seeker of truth.
Perception level of philosophers, super-
generalists, spiritualists, scientists,
educators…masters such as Plato, Hermes
and others. Seekers of the continuum. 0.5 to 1% of the population.
Of course, many of us exhibit a mixture of the above qualities; nevertheless, because of the great changes and pressures ahead of our society, we as educators must develop methods of helping to expand on thoughtful, relevant and perceptive exchange that addresses the spectrum of human consciousness…total communications via dialogue techniques.
As a former teacher in America’s public educational system, I saw students every day that exhibit the characteristics of all four of the categories of Perception Dynamics. Of course there were very few that show the visual strengths of an Omni Visionary, but there have been at least three out of perhaps 200 that showed the dedication necessary to be initiated into the realm of bonafide seekers. Because my classes are based upon high perceptive cognition and creativity, I did have the lion’s share of Inventive Visionaries, which makes teaching a little less a task and more of a joy. The big problem, indeed the international problem, is the moving up of the other 90%. That is what this work is all about…our becoming.
Because my courses are about the Information-Float and the cybersphere; I utilize perception dynamics as part of my overall course offering on human psychology in the existence paradigm. I call the sessions, The Human Leveraging Paradigm. Actually this book is really about the HLP and future chapters will continue to point up the “why” of our need to understand and establish dialogue that will reveal the crux of being to our evolving psyche. More to Come.