A World With Greater Creativity: A Creative Approach to Life Theory, The Meaning of Life, and Mainstream Trends
The theory of human evolution states that species adapt to environmental constraints, and through survival of the fittest new features are adopted and spread through reproduction.
A history of the growth of new ideas through time, will exhibit a similar process of innovation in relation to new socioeconomic challenges. In regards to ascribing meaning to life, there is currently an emerging idea in response to the invention of the Internet. This theory is defined by a relationship to consciousness as rather than emerging from the individual as originating from a shared whole.
The distinction between consciousness as being internal and individual versus as being social and external results in a differentiation between meaning in regards to life. The meaning of life is seen in one instance as being made up of external results, and in the latter instance is seen as being created by internal force.
These two approaches to the meaning of life arise from the differentiation in the understanding of consciousness that is emerging in our current culture. The newer approach involves a perspective towards consciousness and meaning that alters the motivation and orientation of society, and is innately creative at its most basic level.
The two approaches are outlines below, as A (the old perspective) and B (the emerging thought):
Consciousness, otherwise known as the soul or life force of an individual, arises from within the physical body of an individual.
From this we can assert that the meaning of life results from the actions, choices, and creations of the individual in their lifetime.
The key distinction here is that the creations of the individual, whether they are products, businesses, relationships, or trends, are extensions of the individual that define the meaning of their life. Meaning is ascribed to the creations themselves, as expressions of the consciousness within.
The new way of thinking sees consciousness as shared amongst all of humanity, and being seen from or accessed by the physical body of an individual. This emerging theory of consciousness asserts that consciousness arises from outside the internal body, and originates externally in a shared source.
From this we can assert that the meaning of life results from the download of consciousness within the individual, and the shape in which they draw from and form consciousness within their own lives.
In this way, the dance, rhythm, or in some cases what is referred to the vibration, choices, or creative power of the individual, is seen as the result and main narrative of action in their lives. Rather than ascribing meaning to any of the physical or social creative results of the individual, the meaning of their lives is ascribed to the present, and lifetime trajectory, of the creative impulse of their use of consciousness — which can be metaphorically understand as their voice or their song.
The key distinction in approach B is that the internal world of an individual defines the meaning of their life, and they as a creative force, make a choice or decision to act upon the world, both physically and socially, and this meeting or sense of force is the main result of their life. In this mode of thinking, there is no result, no object externally, and no physical legacy they leave — in this mode, the results are irrelevant and unnecessary, what matters and what is valuable is the inner state, and the expression and impulse to share that inner state and make an active effort on the universe, or — the area around them that is literally separated from their consciousness. The individual consciousness therefore acts in a shape, tone, or voice upon the world, and that which is separate from that consciousness is met with that shape, tone or voice.
In conclusion, this mode of thinking infers that the individual consciousness of each physical body, or each person, acts upon the world, and that is the meaning of their life. In this perspective, one’s action upon the world, actually impacts, and shapes the world. Therefore, the world itself — or that which is separate from consciousness, is continually shaped by consciousness, and therefore is the creation of the individual, or group of individuals, each with their own handling of consciousness, which shape and literally carve the world. In this perspective: the world itself is being shaped, and in essence created by the individual consciousness action — and shape and tone of the individual consciousness. The world itself, or that which is separate from consciousness, is literally the sculpture being shaped by humanity, making each consciousness, and significantly, the shape and tone of each consciousness within the individual, as the sole creator of the world.
This describes modes A and B of ascribing meaning to life, and viewing the meaning of life. This is significant because it shows the importance of each individuals inner world, on the creation of the world. To reiterate, in mode B, the world is created by individual’s inner world, and the physical creations, results, and objects made by the individual are insignificant and irrelevant. The only creative force in mode B is the individuals inner world, their state, and the way they handle consciousness that originates from a shared source.
In our culture today, we are seeing many entrepreneurs embrace Mode B in their forms of thinking, and modes of leadership and agendas. Love, respect, and generosity, are increasingly being valued as the vanguards of entrepreneurship and the position of CEOs and founders. The individual state of consciousness is being embraced as both worthy of attention, and as a powerful force, by trends in mindfulness and meditation, including yoga, self help, and business coaching. However, the attention given to “creating your own universe” has not yet fully embraced the idea of creating a shared universe, but is still currently based partially in mode A, in which an individual creates their own personal universe and life, but not necessarily our shared world.
The applications of the adoption of Mode B as a theory, simply means that the inner world of an individual is prioritized first and foremost above the results of their actions and their physical creations. These are simply no longer substantial in defining the individual, in contrast to their inner state and creative force. There has always been a distinction between individuals who yield creative results with loving inner worlds, and hateful inner worlds. The main difference Mode B presents, is that creative results are put in a secondary position to the inner world of an individual, and the meaning of life rests first and foremost on the inner state, and not the physical results of an individual.
This shift in culture means a greater sense of individual power, and a lesser sense of physical ownership. We have already seen this trend in action in millennial adoption of tiny houses, the growing trend to be paperless in a digital world, and the change of many previously self-owned objects and services converting to a shared economy. The more services and objects which are converted to a shared economy or replaced with digital equivalents through the Internet and technology, the less and less physical results, and creative results matter. With less of a sense of physical ownership, Mode B is positioned to come in as the next cultural trend and create a paradigm shift in the global perspective of humanity. While this trend speaks only to the present moment, as Mode B could have likely been previously adopted by humanity, in today’s society, the adoption of Mode B will come as an evolutionary shift.
The shift to Mode B can be seen as a leap, a level, or a jump in human consciousness, but it is really a shift in mindset to understanding and ascribing meaning to daily life. What is possible with a mass adoption of Mode B on a global scale, is a world with more love and individual power. Will humans gain access to greater levels of shared insight and knowledge? The answer, in this line of thought, depends on if this availability was already present, and simply unused within the human body. The idea of gaining new levels of consciousness that do involve greater shared insight and knowledge — sometimes referred to as collective consciousness — would indeed be an evolutionary adaption in human consciousness. However, the trends described above, involving yoga, entrepreneurship, and the importance of the inner state, do not imply an evolutionary adaption to consciousness. They do, however, indicate an evolutionary adaptation in the human perception of the meaning of life. Mode A and Mode B are two species of thought. And the possible rise of Mode B, as instigated by the innovation of the Internet, will be tested by a process of natural selection. Mode A or Mode B will be tested in the global culture through survival of the fittest. The Mode which survives will guide our culture. If Mode B is adopted by our culture, and spread to become mainstream, it can be asserted that our world will experience major shifts in the inner state of individuals.
Problems such as negativity, disease, depression, sadness, anger, and hatefulness, will demand a greater degree of attention in our human culture. The importance of inner harmony and positive energy within the individual’s inner world, as well as the individual’s creative impulse and the power of their creativity, will also change the way individual communicate and relate to one another. A world with greater creativity, will of course, exhibit a more rapid pace of innovation, and invention to come. With rapid creativity and innovation, there is hope for solving some of the world’s problems faster and more efficiently than has been expected in a world where the dominant mode of thought is mode A.
In conclusion, a creative approach to the meaning of life, in which meaning is derived from the inner state and creative force of an individuals download of shared consciousness, defines a mode of life theory, Mode B, which is currently rising in society, and has the potential to become mainstream.