33. there is another way of looking at the world.
before i continue with my participation in these lessons, i want to address something of contemporary importance, which may not have existed during the time this book was originally published; but if the contemporary importance did exist it was most likely not to the measure it is currently. the contemporary issue: the contents of the previous lesson or so.
as the lessons teach, how i “see” the world matters. it matters because it matters how i “see” my self in my thoughts and my thoughts invent the world i “see”.
currently, the culture in the united states, perhaps the west in general, is in the midst of the conversation to what degree a person can “see” themselves and then subsequently invent and alter their reality. perhaps the most prominent of these how i “see” self and alter reality is in the transgender movement.
in this lesson, i am not speaking for/against the concept of “seeing” one’s self as feminine while their physical is masculine just as i am not speaking for/against the concept of “seeing” one’s self as masculine while their physical is feminine.
if one truly is unlimited to what they “see” and thus unlimited in their ability to invent the world in any way they want, the issue is where does one draw the line and quit “seeing’ and inventing a world different than it was “given” to them?
for instance, if it is true that one can “see” themselves as feminine yet have a masculine physical body, and then change their masculine physical into feminine, then what is to say that a cisgender male of sixty-five cannot “see” himself as a cisgender man of twenty-five, or that a cisgender man of twenty years cannot “see” himself as a cisgender male of retirement age?
consequently, if that is possible, then is it equally possible for a cisgender male of forty-something years to “see” himself as a cisgender teenage male and pursue cisgender teenage females, and/or if that is possible, then is it equally possible for a cisgender female of forty-something years to “see” herself as a cisgender teenage female and pursue cisgender teenage males?
those are the difficulties associated with the concepts of inventing the world i “see”, and are true social dilemmas of our era.
for now and to remain relatively on topic, i am going to state that it is possible to “see” and invent the world i “see” even the world i “see” within my self.
however, i provide an important caveat, there is an inherent limitation to how much i can “see” and invent.
for instance, i can not “see” my self as an automobile and transform into my favorite car.
therefore, there has to be a natural intention and limitation of “seeing” the world, meaning that i can affect and effect certain things, but not other things. why? because i am not the creator. instead, i am only a portion of creation, limited in ability to “see” and invent, but seeking to understand my place in the cosmos.
it is within that construct that i operate within these lessons.
33. there is another way of looking at the world.
continuing the thoughts of the previous lesson(s), the concept is that i can shift, change, alter, my perception of what i “see” in my inner world (the vision of myself i “see” because of my thoughts), and my outer world (the world i “see” because of my thoughts).
consider the following:
there is another way of looking at the computer.
there is another way of looking at the car.
there is another way of looking at the building.
there is another way of looking at the music.
there is another way of looking at these ideas.
there is another way of looking at these words.
there is another way of looking at politics.
there is another way of looking at religion.
there is another way of looking at money.
there is another way of looking at sexuality.
there is another way of looking at emotionality.
there is another way of looking at family.
there is another way of looking at my personality.
there is another way of looking at my mentality.
there is another way of looking at my physicality.
there is another way of looking at personal relationships.
there is another way of looking at marriage.
there is another way of looking at personal problems.
ultimately, there is another way of looking at things.
for instance, the 3d printed artwork cannot be “seen” through the traditional means of “seeing” artwork. the viewer truly has to change the way they “see” or they will not “see” what is plainly in the artwork, but to “see” one has to accept that there is another way of looking at things.
for god fearers and bible believers, this is truly difficult, because when one has “seen” a doctrine from one particular point-of-view, or when one has been persuaded to a particular point-of-view for doctrine, it becomes increasingly difficult to accept or believe that doctrine can be “seen” from a differing perspective, which is why there are so many different religious sections within the abrahamic faith.
who is right? who is correct? who has the proper perspective?
truly that is answered by one’s own self. why? because one “sees” that another religious section “sees” things the same way, which is correlated as one’s self and the others as “seeing” properly.
but really all that means is that like minds gather together because they “see” things similar enough that they gather as an assembly of some sort.
that does not mean that they, as a group, or they as an individual, “see” properly.
nor does that insinuate that they, as a group, or they as an individual, will refuse to “see” another way.
it simply indicates that it is difficult to “see” things another way, especially when one is an active member of any particular group. why? because to “see” another way can actually lead to the group changing and accepting another “vision”, which does occur but is rare; usually though the one who “sees” another way is ostracized by that community and then that ostracized individual goes somewhere else and either locates another group to join or establishes a group of their own.
yet and but, as the lesson states: there is another way of looking at the world.
but to see another way, one has to want to see, and want to see things differently, and accept that god (the creator) is in every thing, because god is in one’s mind, and in “seeing” differently one “see” that they are not a victim, yet one also accepts that the world that they currently “see” was one that they invented.
tough tall order, and difficult, but doable.