This thread will deal with two polarities, positivity and negativity, to analyze them in a demonstration to reveal valuable advice on living. We shall put relevant attributes under each heading and see how it affects the matter in Being.
Just briefly lining up consequences of each pole. In Being, confidence is the most relevant attribute meaning one is required to be optimistic to optimally acquire confidence, or faith as a religionist may prefer to call it.
Ironically, faith in a god or another perceived superior being would indicate a lack of faith in oneself, insecurity, so interestingly this hierarchical alignment might indicate Negativity. And when insecure about something this results in inaction and leaving it to someone else, and in the case of religionists this means their animate separate god. It becomes a kind of god delusion, the creation of separate entity as oneself is not perceived sufficient due to the insecurity, lack of confidence.
That is due to negativity of one's lack of sovereignty over physical matter while underestimating the mental capability and an overly focus on what is closest at hand to the bodily senses, the Earth and its mass. It is as if in case it cannot be touched by the hands it does not exist. That is also the perceived reason for depicting the deity with clearly human characteristics such as jealousy of associating anyone else with it as if not credited for the creation of Heavens and Earth due to being the one who did it which is like a child not receiving recognition for something they have done. This is the underlying cause why God is depicted as condemning and clearly dominant about being on top of the hierarchy as people see a being with the desires which would be normal to a human. But the true image of God is not like that since God lacks instinctive motives. God simply lacks a purpose for proclamation of self. It is not a logical purpose.
A human may not be a sovereign over their own body, but mentally or spiritually depending on how one wants to put it, there are virtually no limitations on potential growth and the confident one might come to realize that, the person who looks at everything with absolute optimism and who seeks to find the limits and how to exceed them, or rather see where there are elusive limitations. Optimism is incredibly constructive and opens up for improvisation because there is always a solution one way or another.
Confidence is the key to success and there shall be no hierarchy, no god to compare oneself with but the growth is personal. The absolutely confident person does not doubt their ability, they discover that God is a feature of themselves, their self.
This world can easily bring forth negativity in its inhabitants and it is easy to see it was made to corrupt individuals into this mode of thinking by applying logic. Diseases, many of them seem meaningless even without any contemplation. In some ways it is relevant to be realistic, but in the dismay of reality it helps to be positive and disregard the worldy and all of us know that the body of ours will eventually die and there is no reason to live if we are anyways going to be dead, right? There is no sound logic in being born to die, so why not refuse to die instead, this is possible because the soul outlives the body.
Think objectively and positively, there have been cases with people who have had their bodies die and the heart stop beating and remained like that for a surprisingly long period to then suddenly spring to life again and more often than not they report that they experienced feelings while their body was clinically dead which would be theoretically impossible according to human science if the brain stopped with its signals.
Quite much indicates that the human soul is alive beyond merely the body even if the soul is attached to this host. And here this comes in again; negativity versus positivity and you can guess yourself to the positive answer. Yes, it is optimistic to be confident that the soul outlives the body. Same on the matter of the Being of God, it is positive to think God is a positive entity and who would love to see you be complete as a being, meanwhile it is negative to think God is negatively offended by you proclaiming yourself as a being and not feeling there are any boundaries to your mental acumen. It is as if God thinks you should not think you are someone, you challenge my sovereignty and believe it or not like if God would fear your challenge and therefore punish you sevenfold with some strange dungeon (Hell) with elements of torture. This is what Kings (dictators) of old ventured with and one can clearly see that humans made a replica from their own expectations of God.
That people do not understand this is remarkable, but I would say it is about negativity and a lack of faith.
I say, be positive about everything, expect the most positive explanation or reason for something to be true. Your existence as a Being is in essence positive and there is a purpose why you live. You do not live because a deity does desire meaningless entertainment and a primitive ego boost. You live because that deity desires mental diversity and characteristics and so this place was made to provide the stimulation to shape that life. If you are positive, you take this as true because it is positive, light in burden. If you are negative, you take this as false, you cannot evolve and God dictates your entire being and you are an insignificant slave. With my positivity, confidence, I would like to be annihilated right away if that was true, it is such a tragic explanation on existence, much like the atheist explanation of being born to die and soul growth thrown to waste. If I felt that pessimistic about life which I would do since I am adhered to logic and if that was the truth about my existence I would consider suicide.
But instead do change your attitude towards positivity. Replace the negative God for a positive God. Replace your tragic, diseased, always aging body for the spirit which has no shell that deteriorates except by negativity. Suppress the negative considerations and boost the positive considerations.
To make it easier, replace the word confidence with security, feel secure no matter the situation. If you lack the ability to something be positive anyways through security. And if you by no means can do something then ask yourself if you really have to and if it necessarily has to affect your optimism and feeling of security and contentment. Then since your optimism about the infinity of the soul, you have no negative thoughts about the moment, you know that one way or another you will have something else awaiting you later. So live like you have all the time in the world and be determined by your confidence that you can change into a superior you and do it by the activity (being alive) granted by the positivity. If you have a prophesied destiny in this life you will not die until it has been carried out, be assured and be calm i.e. patient.
Negativity leads into a shroud of darkness and where there is a lack of light it is easier to become lost. When residing in darkness it is easier to do wrong as the deeds are invisible to oneself. This is a parable of how mental imperception works in practice.
Consciousness is light
Unconsciousness is dark
What is unconsciousness? It is a situation where one does not know what they are doing and lack control. Example of a situation:
Issue: You have said to yourself not to become angry by someone and overreact, but exposed to provocation you lose control and do what you decided not to.
Explanation: You did by your soul decide to act better, but the bodily driving exercised so much pressure on your soul so that you lost control.
Solution: The long-term way of dealing with this is to build up a positivity and confidence in being. By keeping yourself in the light you will also perceive everything around you including the reason why people are the way they are and victims of the world, and you will save yourself from falling into the darkness of the body's perception because its perception is limited.
What is positivity if we look at it very fundamentally?
Is it not perceiving something in a good way, a positive way?
In our real lives it may not seem possible to see something in a positive way. People whose lifeless condition may simply radiate negativity. What to do then?
Do not let yourself fall into their darkness and be affected. Those who spread negativity around them do it unconsciously and because they cannot perceive themselves. It works wonders to maintain a positive attitude despite adversity and life becomes less dreadful.
This world is overall a negative place, it spreads negativity and drives people to it. It helps to rebel against that negativity and go against your instinct.
You may be negative because your neighbor has a better social standing than you. Why do you care about such a thing? Rank is of the instinct of hierarchy.
You are negative because a driver in front of you did something stupid. That driver has succumbed to the instinct and does things which signal the status of that person. In reality, the person is a real victim and lifeless. It does not benefit you in any way to become negative or even care about what the person does. If you learn a lesson from this thread you aim towards positivity in this situation because it is the only logical reaction. Anger in this case is an emotion which is not productive in any way. The other driver is not receptive to understand any responses from you so it is illogical to do anything. Only if you could accomplish anything it would be logical to act and then without emotion. The other driver dwells in their world of negativity, in emotion and darkness. Here it is better to simply live in your world and retain your utopian positivity because you do in a way also live in another world than him. You are the one who truly shows control.
Aviel: Immanuel, Thank You very much for the work you do. Thank you for your insight, IM SINCERELY THANKFUL! There are people to whom your work is very important, and I can and will raise my hand for being one of them.
Jul 31, 2017 10:29:55 GMT
Immanuel: You are welcome, hansolo. It is for your sake that I am doing it primarily, but I am also a bit curious myself regarding the underlying lore. Persistent research and critical thinking has led to a great breakthrough.
Aug 13, 2017 19:08:46 GMT
nullandvoid: Wondering what a future with only non-dualistic people would be like?
Jan 28, 2018 14:53:12 GMT
Immanuel: Symbiotic existence, like a permanent telepathic coexistence. This is why humans are placed to learn to coexist on Earth on a very basic level and even with marriages, in order to be ready for a greater union by developing from there.
Feb 2, 2018 21:32:19 GMT
Immanuel: Our challenge here is Homo sapiens' self-preservation and other instinctive drives/motivations, which makes people think in "dualistic" ways.
Feb 2, 2018 21:34:12 GMT
hftwo: Immanuel do you believe that You will be able to do "Godly" things during this Immanuel-life-time? Because I do think if Jesus said that you will. e able to do these things and even greater! But logically thinking to get Godlike powers...
Oct 4, 2018 10:48:45 GMT
hftwo: ... one needs to become perfect /totally complete as a being. I do not count on my self, because it seems like the sex commandment is something that I usually break.
Oct 4, 2018 10:49:35 GMT
hftwo: How can I count myself as a perfect being if I cannot control the reproduction urges of the body?
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:10 GMT
hftwo: But at the same time, I do not want to be a human any longer, I do not want to be weak any longer.
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:49 GMT
cerulean: learning to live each day as the last i.e giving our best at each moment, not allowing for sloppiness in thinking and doing, not even for a second. Not allowing the postponing of what should be done
Oct 10, 2018 18:51:29 GMT
cerulean: We should learn to do that, and then all other things will be easier. By adopting a way of being instead of just focusing on abolishing those apparent wrong acts such as masturbation.
Oct 10, 2018 18:55:42 GMT
Immanuel: I might seem to prescribe impossible goals, but I also say that we do reside in a creature which is an animal and you will not be rid of its functionality without killing it and the creature as an animal has needs which are inevitable.
Nov 4, 2018 21:01:04 GMT
Immanuel: What the "Ten Commandments" counteract is the enslaving effects of the body. Furthermore, I am still not convinced about what the seventh command says as it probably says "unnecessary sex". Jesus gave a recommendation of not even looking upon a woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:05:37 GMT
Immanuel: Jesus' word of not even looking upon a woman (or man) suits that of no unnecessary sex. It is about that sexual trigger in the mind which is spoke of. Pay attention to that translators usually add "other" within parentheses, meaning it is about ANY woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:11:06 GMT
Immanuel: "but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28 NASB
Nov 4, 2018 21:17:55 GMT
cerulean: Right, so one should probably adopt an entire way of living, instead of focusing on one thing, because many other things can lead to that one thing you are trying to keep away from.
Nov 5, 2018 12:44:38 GMT
Immanuel: Yes, this is about a way of living rather than a dumb set of rules. People have incorrectly referred to the so-called 'Ten Commandments' as laws to uphold for the sake of worship, but this is wrong. They are guidelines in order to maintain a conscious lif
Nov 5, 2018 18:38:31 GMT
Immanuel: Unfortunately the first lines of the Commandments were distorted so badly it looks like they sanction religious worship. While they seem to promote relinquishing the mind, the truth is they that say the straight opposite.
Nov 5, 2018 18:43:25 GMT
hftwo: Just "Be" is that simple
Jan 11, 2019 12:54:40 GMT
hftwo: You have everything You need, You have Yourself, or is it?
Jan 11, 2019 12:55:25 GMT