Psychology and Soul
As a Neeohs contributor I can often be found digging through the inter-webs on all sorts of topics which intrigue and inspire my mind. Obviously Psychology is often in play. The conscious mind, the subconscious mind, the heart, the spirit, the chakras, the minds eye, they all interest and intrigue me. How they interconnect, how people perceive them, how peoples faith systems impact their lives. How and why people feel what they feel and how their own pereptions or misconceptions shape their reality. All of it is at the core of my curiosity both in a introspective way and in how I can support people in their journey.
This mornings thought food relates to decision making and will power.
Does anyone else find it interesting how we, and those around us, make choices?
On one hand I see many people who make macro choices to solve a micro problem and on the other hand I see people making micro choices to impact a macro problem. In other words, I see a disconnect.
For example, lets say a person tends to eat to much junk food. To solve that they choose to buy less junk food or perhaps ban junk food from the home. Now if they live alone that choice is very different than if they live with others. If they live with others they are declaring that all those in the home must also be impacted by their lack of will. Contrastingly, a person might choose not to impact everyone else and just eat less junk food. Even if they live alone, which is most correct to you?
Should we all strive to and encourage others to make choices which more specifically solve the actual problem or should we accept our lack of will and impose our choices on others?
Obviously, I already have a position on the topic. My opinion can not help but be intertwined within my expression of this topic. I am for more appropriate reactions to problems.
If I don’t want to do X then I will just not do X (X being any problem). Why should I stop doing X, Y, and Z just because I don’t want to do X? Perhaps more eloquently illustrative; why should I stop doing V, W, and X when all I really want to stop is X.
Many argue that in some situations it is necessary for people to make broad changes to have narrow results. To me that is counter intuitive. Making broad changes to get broad results, well that’s a whole other story.
In my humble opinion, I feel like more people would benefit more greatly by learning to make small adjustments to themselves and their life and watch as those small adjustments collectively form into their broader, truer, existence.
It is only by first accepting our will and later expressing that in the details of our lives in a focused way that we can both charter our own path while we simultaneously refrain from artificially creating one problem after another.
I also liken it to medical treatment. Western systems leave so much to be desired, but that there is yet another story.
In medicine does anyone feel like treating the symptoms and ignoring the problem is the best approach? When phrased that way I am sure most would agree that treating the problem takes far more precedent over treating the symptoms. Yet, we often find ourselves making that difficult choice, don’t we? We often find ourselves needing a cure for the “symptom” while concurrently needing a cure for the problem. As symptoms go they are often the more prominent and front of mind concern and so they more naturally get our attention first. Yet, if we let ourselves, medically or otherwise, be taken from one symptom to another and therefore never really get down to the problem aren’t we just spinning our tires?
More succinctly: Isn’t everything either a moment to be grateful for or a problem to be solved (lets not get into being grateful for our problems yet, there isn’t enough space here today for that topic ha ha).
I don’t know about you, but I am certainly interested in reading other peoples thoughts on the matter.
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Contributed by August: August loves contributing to the social conversation and apologizes for any confusing errors in spelling and grammar use. He will endeavour to become a better author while he grows through this thing called life. He prefers to just let the words “flow” and tries his best not to get to carried away with editing, rephrasing, and elaborating. For some readers that will inspire and for others they’ll miss the point entirely. Leaving space for readers to project themselves onto the content is just as much a part of enabling conversation as the content itself.