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My last posting was over a year ago, this blog is about my journey of life. In this past year the journey continued, not uneventful but pleasant, regardless of circumstances with the Covid restrictions and what not.
Sandra and I still did our traveling. Somewhat different than before. We traveled in our province, for a couple of weeks we rented an RV and traveled to the north part of our province. We rented a Cabin Cruiser and traveled some of the inland waterways in our province. Going through the locks was an experience. I was the captain and Sandra the first mate. A new experience for both of us, but fun.
In my last post I promised my next post would be on “Meditation,” however I have decided to cover a different topic for now. I will come back to meditation in a future post. My next post will be more timely, than this post.
I just completed the reading of all forty-one posts, that I’ve posted, since starting this blog. It has been interesting for me, to in away journalize, my journey of life.
As mentioned in previous posts, this is not an effort to advise or give direction to anyone.
It hopefully could prove as a companion on your journey of life and perhaps challenge you to set out on a somewhat different journey than what you have grown accustomed too.
After all, think about the title of the blog, “I don’t have the answer, but you do.” when you connect with your inner self, you will be amazed with the golden nuggets you will encounter.
New trails can be exciting, sometimes a little frightening, but have faith.
In the last post, I touched on “Woke,” in a somewhat different aspect. In this post I’m going to deal with both sides of that equation.
We are familiar with two sides of an argument, two sides to a coin, there is usually two sides to everything, certainly when it come to words that is why there are disagreements, or agreements.
When we listen to both sides we generally come up with a conclusion, it may not be exactly correct, but it can be much closer to what is correct, if we hear both sides.
This is where thinking comes in. In previous posts I have mentioned “Lateral Thinking.” Unless we employ lateral thinking there is little likelihood of coming to a correct conclusion.
Human nature has a tendency to think critically. It is definitely thinking, but it very seldom is constructive thinking. It is an effort to determine what is wrong or incorrect about something or someone.
That is the negative side of thinking.
If we were in court you could call that the prosecution’s case. It is necessary to hear that side, but we can’t stop there.
Now, the positive side of thinking.
Again, from a court room perspective you could call this the defense, when you hear the other side, you now have supposedly, all the facts pertaining to the issue and are now in a position to make a correct judgement.
Hearing both sides of the argument, definitely gives a better sense of all the issues surrounding the case, it certainly allows for a better judgement in making a decision.
But, you still have to judge who is right and who is wrong, there could be an element of right with each, just as there could be an element of wrong with each. The problem, both have an aspect of bias, which has a tendency to cause doubt.
As we know woke in our society today, I assume the idea is to create a fair and equitable society for all, however, it is causing division. An effort is made, to create a better environment for someone, if you don’t agree with what is taking place or what was said, you are cancelled, in other words, you don’t count. In some instances the person questioning the assessment made by “the woke” person is called racist or some other name.
This is extremely negative and biased, everyone is obligated to agree or be cancelled or relegated to some unsavory name, in an attempt to disenfranchise the person.
THAT IS THE NEGATIVE SIDE OF WOKEISM.
Without too much thought, you realize there is something not right about this. One person wins another loses. Is that fair?
When it comes to creating a better environment for people, it is sort of one step forward and one step backward.
In actual fact, it is two steps backward, another division has been created, making our environment even unhealthier.
Under this type of “WOKEISM” there is an amazing ability to see other peoples problems and an attempt is made to correct them or set them straight.
BE LIKE ME AND YOU WILL BE RIGHT.
There is no freedom of speech or thought, as we saw in the courtroom example, hearing both sides of a problem, allows people to make a better judgement.
Judging other people is self defeating to ones self.
THE POSITIVE SIDE OF WOKEISM.
As we pointed out in the beginning of this post, there are two sides to everything. The same goes for WOKE.
In my previous post, I was looking at woke more from a positive perspective.
Woke from a positive perspective has to be dealt with in a completely different manner. It is also more productive and certainly deals much more with reality.
WARNING. It can be painful at first.
In Wokeism from a positive perspective, you are evaluating and judging yourself.
Stop and think for a moment, it is much more in the realm of reality, to judge yourself, it enables a person to correct the problem.
To judge someone else and attempt to change their behaviour has no reality, it is only a perception and perceptions are not real.
It also is a complete disrespect for the other person, that of course is brought on by the person making the judgement, having no respect for themselves.
The most positive aspect of “WOKEISM”.
Any person who has adopted woke from a positive perspective will fully understand themselves and have dealt with their problems. They will have no desire to judge another person, mainly because of the respect they have for people, even people they don’t agree with.
The person on the negative side of woke is unable to change unless their whole concept of dealing with things change. In essence, they are completely blind to themselves. They think they are right no matter what.
That is a dangerous situation.
The person who approaches woke in a positive light also had to change and accept the dangers that go with change. The danger here, is to ones own way of thinking.
The benefits far out weigh the costs.
It is of little value for me to expound on the negatives and positives of WOKEISM and talk about the change without telling you how.
First the negative perspective.
This will have some scientific aspects.
The neurotransmitter sends messages to the left hemisphere of the brain. it is similar to a radio transmitting a message to you. You cannot change the message. You embrace it, only hearing one side. Or you could reject it. From the courtroom perspective the decision will be slanted if only one side is heard.
The neuromodulator has the capacity to communicate with the left and right hemisphere of the brain. The right hemisphere of the brain is the creative side. This enables a person to be constructive and creative at the same time. This is where lateral thinking comes in.
The person engaging through the neurotransmitter is a unidirectional person, that is why, “it is my way or the highway” train of thought.
The person engaging through the neuromodulator is a multidirectional person and is a natural problem solver because of the engagement of the right hemisphere of the brain.
I did give a warning that the positive side of wokeism can be painful, but it is worth it. The neuromodulator allows you to see yourself first and enables you to judge yourself. If you are honest in judging yourself, you will not have any desire to judge another person.
You will understand yourself and realize that no matter what color, creed or culture, we are ninety-nine point nine per cent identical. The one tenth of one per cent will be in play and that is the part that respects everyone for who they are, not for who you think they should be or for what they do.
YOU SEE THE PERSON.
THAT MY FRIEND IS TRUE WOKEISM.
Next post, meditation and lateral thinking.
Stay safe and enjoy each day to the fullest, it is a gift, open it, and enjoy it.