Conflict of reality, or transference, happens at many phases of life. Hanging onto an old view of reality is the basis for much mental illness.
What happens when our interpretations of right and wrong move so far left (become so liberal) that they are of no value? Or when our socially accepted moral and ethical norms are simply completely debauched.
The majority of society knows inherently those moral values and standards that are correct. That is we know our truth. We all have a moral compass that guilt and compassion tries to help us keep from deviating away from this truth. We also have free choice in deciding whether or not to heed this inner voice.
This inner conflict of reality leads to so much anguish and mental illness. If we believe that people are inherently ‘good’, then it stands to reason that acting and behaving in ways that we then ‘know’ to be wrong must cause mental anguish and dilemma. Depression – worrying about what you’ve done and might have done differently; or Anxiety – worrying about what you are going to do and how it’s not in line with your truth.
The first of the 4 Noble Truths which Buddha taught was “Life is suffering”. Balancing is the discipline that gives flexibility. People, in general, suffer from inadequacies of their flexible response systems. Perhaps we have allowed ourselves the indulgence and convenience of the spiraling decline of ethics and morality to ease our burdens of suffering. We forget that suffering can also be essential to our growth.
How often do we hear: “It’s just business!”, or “That’s just the way it is!”, or similar.
Have we sold our souls? These statements can only apply when something is ‘wrong’ and in the absence of a valid or comprehensible explanation.
The 6 Perfections
Jesus taught love as the guiding principal. And the Beetles agreed. Buddha broke it down and taught the 6 Paramiters (Perfections) to guide us in overcoming this life of suffering. These relate to 1. Generosity – less greed more giving; 2. Ethical and moral conduct – less craving more acceptance; 3. Patience – less hatred more tolerance and humbleness; 4. Choice and effort – less laziness more diligence; 5. Concentration – less distraction more mindfulness; and 6. Wisdom – less ignorance and more surety in the ability to apply knowledge.
Is it not time to start adding value to each other in what we do and how we act?
Time to benefit by caring for each other. Maybe this way our burden of suffering will welcome stepping stones in the betterment of ourselves and our neighbours. A paradigm shift in thinking and understanding.
The benefits to ourselves and those around us are far reaching. Imagine being free of the conflict. Not having to worry about the consequences of our actions. Being of good health and free of mental anguish make for a happier and more carefree life. A kind of freedom that money cannot buy.
Listen to Dr Daniel Weber’s thoughts on the contradictions of the two reality and paradigm shift.
Dr. Weber is CEO of Panaxea™ International Inc., and is recognized internationally as an informative and passionate speaker, traveling extensively lecturing on modern botanical medicine, psycho-physical diseases, microbiome and its spectrum of diseases as well as cancer.
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