It is my pleasure to be able to share with you today yet another interesting blog. My weekend was quite busy and fulfilling, as I made new steps in my life regarding my relationships. I am grateful to the Supreme Lord for this new phase and also extremely grateful to family and friends for all of their love and support. I sincerely apologize for posting a day later than usual, I had quite a busy weekend.
Looking back at most of the events in my life generally, I can’t help but notice that besides whatever talent or qualification the Lord has given me, there have been quite some personal transformations I have had to undergo. One of them has been shifting my paradigm about a good number deal of things. Paradigm basically means a typical example or pattern of something. In life, we all have different paradigms that affect our perspectives, and the degree to which we allow these paradigms to play out is relative to that degree of being able to break through certain limitations which are interwoven in our basic paradigms.
The concept of paradigm shift is one which has become a multi-million dollar industry today, because over time people are seeing more than ever before that if our basic ideology is of a certain pattern and we build that into our paradigm, then we are more than likely to make most of our life decisions based on these paradigms. Our paradigm is being constantly constructed and manifested during the course of our lives by various factors. Our families, our association, friends, work colleagues, personal preferences, faith, religion, spirituality, etc.
Sometimes we wonder why we are stuck in certain areas of life and imagine what would happen if things were different, however many people stop at this level not knowing how to proceed, while others try to proceed but face a recurring setback. Little do they know that the factor that has been “holding” them back is more of their own making than some external factor. Take for instance someone who has built a paradigm of fear of success (due to either family traditions or negative internal dialogue), this individual would find it difficult to accept and embrace success in their lives no matter how easily it comes. The principle of addressing our paradigms has a lot to do with replacing our current way of thinking about certain things with a new mindset. Up to the last half-century, some people felt that human beings were superior to each other merely based on how they looked or what texture their hair was.
Many bought into this idea, and its effects on mankind have been devastating, to say the least. Now we know better and we have seen over time that there is a lot more to the human intelligence than just their physical appearance. There had to be a major paradigm shift in the mentality of people to make this change happen. The paradigm shift required to make such a change began with a conscious decision and specific intent. This shift also has to be made with the intent to improve or better our involvement with the factor we are trying to get a new perspective on. A paradigm shift should help us make a transition from a place of mediocrity to a place of excellence. For a paradigm shift to occur, however, there has to be a conscious thought process that makes us see that we are at a place where we need to grow. If we are comfortable with our current disposition then there cant be a talk about having a paradigm shift.
The application of paradigm shifts has been seen in various areas of society such as science, religion, management, etc. This goes a long way to show that it is a principle that cuts across many disciplines and as such its applications are versatile. Since we are looking at this from a spiritual perspective, it is pertinent to see how this principle can also be applied from a metaphysical perspective. As spiritualists, we have to be conscious of our thought process and make sure we make deliberate actions needed to experience the divine in ways that are not restricted by our paradigm. The spiritualist has to be very conscious to make sure that his paradigm is a true reflection of his spiritual practices. If our spiritual practices are mature and sincere then naturally our paradigm will reflect our deepest inner values.
In as much as we want our paradigm shift to be one of positivity and growth, we have to see that our daily interactions and choices reflect our deepest realizations. The journey to making a paradigm shift is one that involves a lot of re-education. Often times we see today that people are invited to attend seminars that help them learn how to think, feel, and will. Our thoughts, words, and actions also make a great deal of our paradigm. In fact, it is safe to say that our paradigms can be read through our words, thoughts, and actions. The most beautiful aspect of making a conscious paradigm shift is the fact that we are naturally empowering ourselves from within to help ourselves make the necessary transitions we need to make in order to be successful in whatever endeavor we are involved in. Many authors like Robert Kiyosaki and Steve Covey have been able to show what can be achieved the moment we make such paradigm shifts in our lives.
The sage from previous ages underwent arduous austerities to make the body transcend so many physical elements. However even though the process of meditation may seem to be a physical one, there is always an inner journey where the sage has to shift his paradigm from that of a bodily conception to a subtle platform. If he thinks that he is the material body subject to many flaws, then he is going to have a hard time making the transition required for him to obtain the mystic powers he is searching for. However, the moment he begins to think differently (which is the internal beginning of making this shift) then he is met with the wonders of what can be achieved as soon as the mind is made to adapt to a new paradigm.
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