Sunday, May 17, 2009

Stuck in the Classical Mud

“Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all.” …………. Gospel of Thomas

“Stop asking if the glass is half full or half empty. Instead ask "What's in it? How did it get there? What can I do with it?” ………………..David Kaufman

The classical question of whether a glass is viewed as half full or half empty depends on your genes according to scientist. Variations in a mood altering gene influence whether or not people take a pessimistic or optimistic view of the world, researchers believe. They found that different versions of the gene, which is involved in the transportation of the wellbeing chemical serotonin, affect whether or not we are drawn to negative or positive aspects of the world. Those with a long version of the gene tended to have a "sunny disposition", dwelling on positive aspects of life and deliberately downplayed the negatives. Those with a shorter version did the opposite. The psychologists behind the study believe the findings could help develop new treatments for anxiety and depression.
This finding is a classical mechanistic and Newtonian view and classifies all individuals to a predestined type without examining the possibility and natural ability of individuals to transcend to higher levels of consciousness through which they can alter their psychic predisposition.

It is the malady of the human mind that refuses to travel beyond a point which it arbitrarily determines is its limit of exploration or journey. On the contrary, it is social conditioning and environmental restriction that set the limitation. The liberating words of Jesus echo the process of a fuller journey that we can undertake and thus alter the perceived biological limitations. In the process of seeking all dimensions of our existence must be examined and when the perceived is outside of known parameters disturbance occurs but if we are open to acceptance of those new realities the initial disturbance will then be transformed into a marvel or wonderment. This transformation will give us the power to lead a fuller life.

Do not live just in the head but live through the full potential of your heart, soul and body.

Love to you all

4 comments :

  1. Just to share one more dimension by the head; besides the optimist and pessimist how they see the glass half full or half empty....an Engineer will say "the glass is more size than what is required..."
    Love
    Ram

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  2. Thanks Ram.
    Yes indeed! When we are in a mechanistic world view structures are only one set of reality.

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  3. In day today life ,
    Everthing became bussiness.
    Only mind works and there is no place for Heart, Soul and Body.
    People Who use full potential are very few.
    But one who uses his mind,body,soul and heart will be always happy himself.

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  4. Ramesh,
    Thank you for your comment and your observation.

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