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The Win/Win Principle

Originally posted March 3, 2015latest Great Being post

So many writers have impressed me with at least one thing, if not everything, they have written. Aleister Crowley for example in Liber Aleph makes the point that there are no rules, just principles to balance in every given situation. Yet just a few principles come closest to being rules that they should probably be applied in virtually every circumstance. Pondering this, it occurs to me that Win/Win is such an important principle it comes near the top of the list if not at the very top.

Your View of Reality shapes your motivation.

The intention and actuality of only making agreements that will benefit all parties is the essence of the Win/Win principle. It ideally permeates to the minutest level of each almost invisible tacit agreement going on every second of our social interactions. In my cosmology we are all holograms of the One Consciousness or more precisely facets of the one Conscious Hologram, so it follows logically that we would do unto others as we would do unto a reflection of our very own self. This is truly enlightened self-interest. It is then the most palpable form of omnidirectional unconditional love. Even in a humanistic materialistic worldview such as some of my best friends have, the Win/Win principle follows logically from their chosen noble stance. My lifetime favorite writer F. Scott Fitzgerald notes in The Beautiful and Damned that such a stance is even more meaningful if it is taken with no moral imperative to do so.

Maintaining the Win/Win intention is not always easy. It’s hardest perhaps when we believe we have a score to settle with someone. We want them to lose so they learn a lesson and they stop behaving the way they are. Take for example two Win/Lose players I met years ago. Mr. Z humiliated Ms. Y in front of others. I had a feeling and said to another onlooker later, “She is going to find a way to get even someday.” Sometime later there followed an unrelated Lose/Lose lawsuit, set in motion by a quiet remark from Ms. Y to her boss, which ended with both Ms. Y and Mr. Z being negatively affected.

The Biblical directive, “Let vengeance be mine”, gives us permission to not carry the burden of corrective punishment, absolving us from that task and enabling us to continue to act for the ultimate Win/Win even with folks who have harmed us. More good is ultimately achieved by this strategy than by any other. We benefit more long-term and often short-term, even when dealing with the most recalcitrant adversary. It comes down, as so many things do, to searching for a more creative solution. We then make it possible to achieve a Win/Win outcome even when up against a Win/Lose “opponent”.

It is a glorious fact of existence that each of us is a far more powerful player on the stage of this world than we ever suspect based on appearances. Words or even facial expressions can escalate things disproportionately. Win/Win as a deep-seated attitude in all situations is not only the best way to “win” — achieving the most benefit for all and therefore doing the most good in the world — it is also the best protection against forgetting our own principles even in a careless or tired moment.

Best to all,

Bill

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Originally posted 2015-03-03 11:31:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Rediscovering that Ancient Territory: Your Own Mind — Revisited

Originally posted February 10, 2015latest Great Being post

All of us are naturally curious about our own selves. When someone who knew us when, someone older, tells us a story about something we did when we were too young to remember it, we are raptly attentive.

Looking inward at oneself is the first step toward clarity.

If it were not for the culturally ubiquitous time pressure, we would have the same curiosity if offered a searchlight method to see more deeply into our own mind than ever before. Here we offer just such a searchlight.

This posting is a brief exploration into the architecture of inner experience and offers tools to look into your inner Self, through observation and experience. Why bother? Because in order to get into the two higher, most effective states of consciousness — the Observer state, where we can really see what is going on inside ourselves rather than being puppeteered by software in our heads, and the Flow state (Zone), where we are spontaneously doing everything just right — we need to become experts in the empirical study of our own minds and inner life.

What Is the Architecture of Our Inner Life?

Carl Jung defined the four functions of consciousness as perception, feelings, intellect and intuition — the latter referred to in day-to-day life as “hunches”. These are four kinds of events that can go on in consciousness.

Within consciousness, what we experience first is something inside that motivates us and moves us toward or away from something. Those are feelings. Instincts — hardwired genetic carryovers inherited before birth — are partly responsible for some or all of our feelings. The rest arise from motivations we accumulated during our lives, stuff we learned or decided to want or not want as a result of our experiences since birth.

So what are these things you call your thoughts, your feelings, your hunches, your perceptions? Consider, or reconsider, all of the experiences you have had of your own mind, your own inner life. Continue reading

Originally posted 2015-02-10 12:51:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Glory Day

Current Classic Bill postVolume 6, Issue 1

Part 72 of the ongoing saga of The Great Being, the One Self that manifests as each of us.
Previous episodes.

Recap of last week's episode.

We have been following the experiences of two Agents of Cosmic Intelligence, Melchizedek and Layla, here on a mission that started in 200,000 BC. To infiltrate the Rebel forces on the planet, they walked into the near-dead bodies of Blu and Ska around 40,000 BC on the coast of northwestern Spain. Taken into the Rebel Stari-ki’s army, they trekked southward, made a miraculous crossing over the Straits of Gibraltar, and have been discovering Africa.

Blu and Ska revelling in their true identities of Melchizedek and Layla are spending a lot more time together. Stari-ki also fully recalled his original identity as Templegard and they begin to once again carry out their mission as Agents of Cosmic Intelligence. Along with Neva they begin instructing the tribe members in the knowledge of Universal Consciousness. And high command above is in favor of this so they are removed from combat duty to continue teaching the tribe until the arrival of Glory Day.

The day’s pair of emissaries had providentially made it over the far-off mountains when the energy weapons were fired, vaporizing the remaining army and tribe. The four had rehearsed but the violent dissolution of subatomic particles seriously jarred the soul bodies of the four agents. Melchizedek, who was the oldest, recovered first. STAY TOGETHER was all he said.

The fireworks display went on for some time around four wraithlike color-filled illuminated bubbles. Many other colorful bubbles shot past, heading in all directions.

Sure is beautiful, Templegard said.

Do you have a place you like to go? Neva asked Melchizedek and Layla, who looked at each other.

Island Resort

The four of them shot off together and found themselves at the fabulous island resort Melchizedek and Layla had imagined long ago. Oh this is too much! Neva said with delight. Continue reading

The Celebration

Current Classic Bill postVolume 5, Issue 51

Part 70 of the ongoing saga of The Great Being, the One Self that manifests as each of us.
Previous episodes.

Recap of last week's episode.

We have been following the experiences of two Agents of Cosmic Intelligence, Melchizedek and Layla, here on a mission that started in 200,000 BC. To infiltrate the Rebel forces on the planet, they walked into the near-dead bodies of Blu and Ska around 40,000 BC on the coast of northwestern Spain. Taken into the Rebel Stari-ki’s army, they trekked southward, made a miraculous crossing over the Straits of Gibraltar, and are now discovering Africa.

In our last episode, Stari-ki was contacted by the Shaitan, who reported to Lucifer himself. When asked how he was getting on with Nastassia (Queen Neva), Stari-ki by answering positively also made a marriage proposal to her. At Stari-ki’s unspoken request, Neva left him alone with the Shaitan, who then told Stari-ki that Neva is an Agent. He explained further that Neva is under Rebel surveillance, and encouraged Stari-ki to play along with the game. Feigning agreement, Stari-ki doesn’t let on that he knows his own true identity is an Agent too.

I didn’t hear your answer, the Shaitan pressed.

Sir you know you can always count on my loyalty, Stari-ki professed, and yet also still felt deeply.

As soon as they cut off the call, Templar-ji took off after Neva, following his instincts, and caught up with her just outside camp. She studied him as an animal would, unsure as to friend or foe. He took her hand and then into his arms and kissed her.

They know you’re an Agent, he said.

I’m a what? Neva asked.

You and I received final training together in that classroom you saw. I can see it now too. We were Agents.

What are Agents? Neva asked.

I’m not sure, but they represent one side and Rebels the other side, Templar-ji explained. Agents say everybody is one person. Rebels say the person we think of as God and our own self is actually one of many gods who stole the Universe from the others, who are now called the Rebels.

Sure I’m an Agent! Neva concluded. Then the implications set in. People in a position to destroy us at whim know I am a sworn enemy. What are we going to do? she thought to herself. Continue reading

The Investigation into General Stari-Ki

Current Classic Bill postVolume 5, Issue 50

Part 69 of the ongoing saga of The Great Being, the One Self that manifests as each of us.
Previous episodes.

Recap of last week's episode.

We have been following the experiences of two Agents of Cosmic Intelligence, Melchizedek and Layla, here on a mission that started in 200,000 BC. To infiltrate the Rebel forces on the planet, they walked into the near-dead bodies of Blu and Ska around 40,000 BC on the coast of northwestern Spain. Taken into the Rebel Stari-ki’s army, they trekked southward, made a miraculous crossing over the Straits of Gibraltar, and are now discovering Africa.

Blu and Ska were relaxing with their wives, enjoying watching the children play, and thinking how wonderful it would be if life was always like this. Blu pondered what their duty was, asking “What does the Universe want us to do, and why?” Unaware of Stari-ki’s transformation, Ska warned Blu that he might be mentally spying on them. Meanwhile, still in Neva’s tent, Stari-ki is asking the same questions. Neva tells him, “We’re all parts of the One consciousness,” and Stari-ki again wonders if this is an enemy thought. Except he no longer believes that Agents and the backstabber are his enemies. Suddenly, the phone rang in his mind: he was being contacted by high command. What now?

The Shaitan the planetary military governor

The Shaitan

It was the Shaitan himself — the planetary military governor — who reported to Lucifer Himself. Templar-ji made sure to think of himself as Stari-ki. The Shaitan seemed jovial and collegial. Well, are you among the living at last, young man?

Lucifer

Lucifer

Sorry sir. As I told Goma in a lucid moment, the rest of the time since my last report I was in a coma. I am just up a few hours and was about to report, Stari-ki reported with a ring of truth.

Good, good, your rivals up here wanted to blast your ass but I told them to let me handle it, the Shaitan said. After a moment he laughed. I’m a man of my word, son, so I do have my finger on the button right now.

Stari-ki

How may we serve, sir? Stari-ki responded.

How are you getting on with Nastassia? the Shaitan asked.

If you mean Queen Neva sir, Stari-ki said, we have only begun negotiations to combine forces, but I speak confidently when I say it is done. Stari-ki was looking into Neva’s eyes. Neva smiled and nodded. This was the marriage proposal.

We of course can observe your every move down there, the Shaitan reminded him unnecessarily, although Neva raised her eyebrows. Stari-ki shook his head and held out his arms to indicate the degree of resolution that could be seen from the Shaitan’s command post, about a yard on each side, and then pointed to the roof and shook his head again.

Of course sir. We have been progressing according to your past orders. What are your current orders sir? Stari-ki asked.

Neva

Can she hear us?

Stari-ki thought only an instant before responding, Yes sir. Of course they know she’s in the tent, he thought in his hopefully-hidden mind.

Neva understood and stood up to leave the tent. She looked at him and he nodded, so she left and headed as far away as possible.

You can see she’s left now sir, Stari-ki said, and the Shaitan grunted assent.

You see, son, she’s an Agent, the Shaitan began. Our alterations to the native brains worked like a charm and she is under our spell. But her instincts are Agent instincts. We can’t control her every move. All the new brain achieved was enough inner competition and distraction to erase pre-life memories. We keep her under surveillance and hope to catch a whole batch of them that way. You have to play along with the game. She didn’t know we exist until she met you.

I suspected it sir, Stari-ki responded.

You’re a smart kid, Stari-ki. Stay loyal to me and you will go far.

TO BE CONTINUED

My best to all,

Bill

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Images:
1. The Shaitan – Galactic Ruler by Aussiemate2

2. Lucifer – Lucifer
3. Stari-Ki from earlier post
4. Neva from earlier post

Questions of Duty and Purpose

Current Classic Bill postVolume 5, Issue 49

Part 68 of the ongoing saga of The Great Being, the One Self that manifests as each of us. Previous episodes.

Recap of last week's episode.

We have been following the experiences of two Agents of Cosmic Intelligence, Melchizedek and Layla, here on a mission that started in 200,000 BC. To infiltrate the Rebel forces on the planet, they walked into the near-dead bodies of Blu and Ska around 40,000 BC on the coast of northwestern Spain. Taken into the Rebel Stari-ki’s army, they trekked southward, made a miraculous crossing over the Straits of Gibraltar, and are now discovering Africa.

Stari-ki probed his experience of the Oneness with everything and decided he wanted the Oneness to be the Truth, and that the Rebel view now seemed a self-dwarfing way of looking at life. Still lying in his arms, Neva told him the name he was called in her earliest memory: Ad-am Templar-ji. She then asked him to explore his earliest memory. Stari-ki threw his mind back in time, to before his birth on Ceres, and then relived a terrible experience of being in a fight with mindblasts and being hit with something so big it knocked him out. He remembers calling out to the enemy: Hail to the second son — which made no sense to him.

Lying on a fur on the ground with their wives, Izbel and Asa, Blu and Ska watched the goings-on of the tribe around them, enjoying the day. So far no one had emerged from Neva’s tent to give orders, and so Stari-ki’s Army and Neva’s tribe were hanging out and playing games together. Blu and Ska had the perimeter manned as always, but a feeling of peace overcame the normal paranoia.

Tribe toddlers visit Izbel and Asa.

Two of the tribe’s toddlers were chasing one another and stumbled on the edge of the fur, falling into the arms of Izbel and Asa. “You sure are cute!” Izbel exclaimed and hugged and kissed the child. Asa was cooing and baby-talking and touching noses with the other child. Blu thought, Sure would be wonderful if life was always like this.

Ska agreed. Being able to have kids of our own, to teach, to pass the days like this, to hunt and play, have fun, and not have to be at war all the time.

What is our duty to ourselves and to life, Blu wondered. What does the Universe want us to do, and why?

Ska sent him a warning look as they both realized Blu’s thought would be taken by Stari-ki as inappropriate for a Rebel, and suspiciously sounding like an Agent. Who knew when Stari-ki would be back to normal? He might start mentally spying even before he came out of Neva’s tent.

In Neva’s tent, the lovers continued to while away their timeless first day together, between lovemaking and reliving old memories as a way of getting to know each other and themselves.

Neva and Stari-ki continued to while away their timeless first day together in Neva's tent

“I can’t remember anything before the fight,” Stari-ki said after minutes of trying. “It’s like there’s a block there.” Continue reading