We all ascribe meaning to something. There is no such thing as a meaningless existence. What is it that causes us to see one thing as meaningful and another thing as random? In this podcast and post I examine the threshold at which point something becomes meaningful and how suffering is often the basis for a high threshold. While most view suffering as a detour to life, I will show how it is actually the path to our best life. If we can find meaning in suffering, then our threshold lowers to where we will find meaning in everything.
In the conclusion of this series, we take a look at the highest (known) level of consciousness. In this post and podcast we will learn three very important lessons on our way to high consciousness and guess what, it is not limited to those with high IQ’s. In fact, as you will learn, the integral stage is within all of our grasp. And if that is true, then so is a united world.
Millennials get an unfair rap as if they are the only ones with a postmodern worldview. In this podcast and post I explain why some so-called post-moderns are actually people bouncing around between lower stages of consciousness. True postmodernism is the integration of multiple stages of consciousness and while it does reflect an evolution of our thinking, it isn’t perfect. For this reason, many in traditional, scientific, and militaristic levels really push back against postmodernism as if it is a regression rather than a progression in consciousness. Today we learn why the ruin of postmodernism is not its eradication but ironically, its inclusion of the contributions of other stages of consciousness. Why does such an inclusive group struggle so much with including certain ideas?
In this weeks podcast and post we continue our examination of the stages of consciousness by looking at the scientific or modern stage. The scientific/ modern level is the first stage of consciousness that empowers people to set aside their differences in order to focus on something bigger than themselves. All higher consciousness moves toward unity. While true science doesn’t allow for opinion or bias in the process, we live in a world where groups of people manipulate science for personal gain. This is actually not science, but tribalism masking as higher consciousness. Quantum physics has forced science to accept non-empirically based reality as fact, and as a result finds increasing alignment with theological pursuits of truth. The result has great promise for humanity, but first we must move beyond our post-modern pitfalls.