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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ageneral review

Society is determined by its social groups.
Social groups are determined by their members.
Individuals are determined by their actions.
Your actions are determined by your thoughts.
Your thoughts are determined by your beliefs.
Your beliefs are determined by the society you live in.

If you want to change a society you have to change the way the social groups act.
If you want to change a social group you have to change how its members act.
If you want to change yourself you have to change how you act.
If you want to change how you act you have to change the way you think.
If you want to change the way you think you have to change your beliefs.
To change your beliefs you have to change the way society is conditioning you.

Here is a classical example of social conditioning:

We all have an idea of the ideal man or woman we want to marry.
That ideal was implanted into our subconscious by society in general and by media, your pier group, family, friends, religious leaders, authority figures etc in particular.
The society wants you to marry Mr. or Ms. Right.

Almost 50% of the American population believes in finding Mr. and Ms. Right.
A little bit more than 50% believe in finding Mr. and Ms. Compatible.
In other words they will not marry the person “society” is expecting them to marry but the person that makes them happy and whole.
Almost 50% of marriages in USA end up in divorce and you know why?
Incompatibility.

Changing, remodeling your life requires challenging and changing your belief system, breaking down your stereotypes, your icons and idols.

Here are some examples:
How do you define success?
Is it money, power, fame or happiness?
How do you define God?
Is it your religion, your church, your holly scriptures, your religious practice, your personal experience, inside you or outside you?
How do you define love, enlightenment, marriage, peace, security, friendship, politics, wealth, knowledge etc?

Change that and your life will change!
Change that and your world will change with you!

9 comments:

Lydia said...

This is soooooo wonderful that I will print it to read various mornings to begin my day. Enjoy your vacation! :)

Talon said...

Food for thought, Buddha...

Ted Bagley said...

yep.

Aggie said...

As usual, thought provoking.

This Brazen Teacher said...

Why is it that every time I read your blog, I feel like the universe is punching me in the face? lol.

Antonio Estevez said...

this was very inspirational. thanks brother.

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Liara Covert said...

What refreshing insight. You gently accompany readers through a mental process that enables them to take steps closer to realizing what they really are. In order to get there, it is first necessary to progressively remove the conditioning, labels and all other things you are not. That is part fo the process of awakening and opening to consciousness.

Ted Bagley said...

Your analysis here is leaving out the third position so it's just going back and forth between one self and another.

Ted Bagley said...

What makes you want success?
What makes you want to define God?
Better questions, I think.