Context-Free Living ... Living without boundaries!

Written by Edward B. Toupin

I know by now that you've heardrepparttar terms "Debt-Free Living", "Disease-Free Living", or an overabundance of other such coined terms for various marketing ploys to sell products and services. However, I'm not here to sell you anything, as what I'm offering, you already have! You just don't know it yet!

--- Context-Free ---

A "context" is a circumstance, point of reference, or a situation by which a particular view is aligned and a unique meaning is derived. Our personal contexts are those rules, belief systems, and cognitive maps that we've developed over our lives that provide us with a basis for making decisions, passing judgment, applying bias, filtering incoming information, and learning new ideas.

Immediately, it becomes apparent that living a "context-free" life is impossible. If we even attempted to do so, we would become mental vegetables! Information and sensory information would simply flow in and flop onrepparttar 122308 floors of our minds.

But, living with an overly complex contextual point of reference can have a similar affect. In such a case, information and sensory information are processed torepparttar 122309 point of non-existence and we neither move forward or backward in our lives and learning. Instead, all data is "mashed" and "sliced" to fit neatly withinrepparttar 122310 knowledge we already have simply to ensure a "safety context".

With complex contexts, regardless of how absurd or inaccurate our context is,repparttar 122311 mind will devise any justification even if it uses a basis of other absurd or inaccurate information. It is our way to ensure that our "comfort zones" go unaffected.

--- Your Contextual References ---

We all have some point of reference that we use to analyze and store information that comes in through our physical senses and psi channels. These contexts come from parental voices, authority figures, experiences, trauma, and success. As we move through life,repparttar 122312 context is usually altered to accept new information and understand how it is to be processed and managed.

However, many people's complex contextual references block and isolaterepparttar 122313 internal mind torepparttar 122314 point of stifling and smotheringrepparttar 122315 mental processes. The mind can then only reprocessrepparttar 122316 same information it has done so inrepparttar 122317 past. Inrepparttar 122318 end, you deriverepparttar 122319 same answers torepparttar 122320 same problems and end up back atrepparttar 122321 point you started.

--- Simplifying Your Context ---

Onrepparttar 122322 extreme, over time, rules beget rules until, eventually, we have a complex data filtration system that kicks out anything that remote resembles some idea or information not completely in-line with our systems of belief. The human mind tends to develop such complexity to answer questions for which it is unsure. It creates a web of cross-connected information to prove that our lives and beliefs are justified.

This type of thought process leads to a stifling existence, little creativity, and a biased view of life as a whole. Inrepparttar 122323 end, we end up with self-composed theories about how things are and should be and are unwilling to accept anything else. Eventually we can become embittered, angry, frustrated, envious, and prejudiced.

The most effective, yet difficult, way to manage such a situation is to simplify and eliminate those rules and beliefs that have no basis in your life. Why do you hate? Why do you feel a certain way about people or situations? That's a difficult way to approachrepparttar 122324 solution since we will always develop an answer based on our preconceived notions and complex rules of thought. Such preconceived notions of people and situations are merely ideas to protect our imbalanced mode of thought. This is where we need to start!


Written by Alison Hall


Busy, rushed, hurried, just some ofrepparttar words used to describe life today. Everything seems to be measured by what you have, where you go on holiday, what labels you wear. We are bombarded with articles, billboards, advertisements, which all dictate (most subconsciously) how we should live, and if we don’t measure up to that, then we are not really living.

Now, if we have more disposable income, and are living as above, why is it that most of us feel there is something missing?

We have forgotten how our ancestors danced in tune withrepparttar 122307 earth’s rhythms. How they lived byrepparttar 122308 seasons andrepparttar 122309 cycles ofrepparttar 122310 moon. How they only gathered what they needed, nothing more, nothing less.

That’s all very well in those days, but we have technology now, surely with all these gadgets our lives should be easier? Perhaps, but are we any happier? Do our lives light up withrepparttar 122311 sparkle ofrepparttar 122312 stars? Do we even know what makes us happy? Do we yearn for love, yet are unable to find it? Our lives are a clutter and mismatch, even when we think we have it all, as long as our world doesn’t change we still live in closed boxes. We always want more and more to fulfil our so-called ‘happy life’. The truth is, it’s all an illusion, created by us for us. Our ego, out to protect us and keep us safe. Keep busy, earn more!!! Fill your life full of busyness so that you never have to reach within, never discover what makes you truly happy, for this would mean having to take a cold hard look at your soul within. The spark of our soul, who we really are always remains lit, a tiny spark, which could grow into an inferno of wonder and joy, if only we would fuel our fire withrepparttar 122313 truth of who we are.

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