Friday, September 23, 2011

Capitalistic Patterns

Since we are dealing with a process whose every element takes considerable time in revealing its true features and ultimate effects, there is no point in appraising the performance of that process ex visu of a given point of time; we must judge its performance over time, as it unfolds through the decades or centuries. A system—any system, economic or other —that at any given point of time fully utilizes its possibilities to the best advantage may yet in the long run be inferior to a system that does so at no given point of time, because the latter’s failure to do so may be a condition for the level or speed of long-run performance.

Joseph Schumpeter the Harvard economics professor is talking about Capitalism in his thesis, The Process of Creative Destruction, but his words also apply to how we view our beliefs about the self. We believe that the self is a fixed physical being that uses all possibilities to the best advantage, but that self is only one aspect of our psyche, and we use it in a very prejudice way. All our experiences are organized according to our beliefs. The definition of conscious indicates our prejudice belief about the nature of consciousness.

The mind is a psyche pattern and we use it to form as well as interpret reality. But we just use one tiny pattern in the psyche to create that reality. That pattern continues to expand through the decades destroying some influences that impacted beliefs, and establishing new associations that add to our inner pattern. We also have the ability to use minds or the psyche that seem invisible in time. These minds organize reality in a different fashion. We are constantly going through a form of creative destruction in order to know the self.

When we use other elements of the psyche in this moment of now we become fully aware of our reality and comprehend it directly. Elements in this sense are impulses received from other qualities of the self. They influence what we believe in some manner. True personhood is rooted in the acceptance of these impulses as aspects of the self. The ancients achieved this goal, but there is no evidence that they existed so we believe we are the first to evolve into a higher version of the self. That perception is based on our belief in ordinary conscious organization.

Ordinary conscious organization is one of many organizations used by the psyche. These organizations can be compared to different art forms. Art forms don’t deal with time as much as they deal with emotions and our associative process. For example, cellular comprehension deals with probabilities in the future as well as the past so at that level time does not exist.

The belief in a wicked self is fueled by religious beliefs and that belief stops many people from exploring the inner self. The belief in sin prevents any direct experience that will give them the evidence needed to enjoy the experience that’s rooted in their own inner creative destruction process. We block our associative process using the notion of sin, which is fear of self, and that keeps us in a capitalistic type mentality that sees force and power as the means to spiritual as well as economic freedom.

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