Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Exploring the Hidden Me

My father is fond of saying that the problem with human society is that we were born without an operating manual.

Clever I thought. Once. But thinking more carefully, I realize it's actually not true at all.

We have endless advice passed down through tradition and testament and even tablet that lays out pretty unequivocally how we should live. And it's surprisingly consistent. From Buddhism to Chirstianity, Confucius to Mohammed, the great mandate has always been to do unto others what you would have them do unto you.

So that's out there, and it shows up again and again in social conventions and cultural upbringing and even on fridge magnets and coffee mugs. Constitutions and declarations and proclamations for centuries have laid it all out. This is not the problem, Dad. Our problem is that we don't want to follow it. Yes, it's an obedience thing. When confronted with what we should do, we human beings like to say, "Oh yeah? Who says so?"

Defiance to the truth then ... this is deep, isn't it. And it deep inside us all.

Exploring the Hidden Me, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Keppe Motor and the Disinversion of Science

Mandela wrote that true freedom is not just merely casting off your own chains, but living in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

I love that last part because it implies that we have an obligation to do something to assist the general welfare - not just sit back in our "I'm all right, Jack" armchairs.

But it strikes me as I think about it that, actually, the strongest prisons that hold us hostage are not those made of concrete and steel and barbed wire. We live in prisions erected by our wrong beliefs and philosophies of life.

Norberto Keppe has written voluminously about a psycho-social condition called Inversion and how this has caused us to see reality upside down. A deep reading of his vast output will take you on a journey of human consciousness that will mark a turning point in your life. You will never be the same after his great discoveries of human psychology enter your consciousness.

One of the inverted institutions that locks us into an inferior perspective is modern science. Our lauded scientific worldview is seriously incomplete.

The Keppe Motor and the Disinversion of Science, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.

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