Thursday, June 11, 2015
From The Desk Of Kiler Davenport Presents: Quest for Resilience by Kiler Davenport
We come into life and develop different perspectives based on hundreds of thousands of factors and variables. We live out our lives according to these variables. I strongly believe that each of us has the capacity to change the way we react to the world around us. However, this involves a conscious effort on our part and the wisdom to know that we are creatures of habit.
For many change comes easy and they are able to rapidly adapt to drastic changes and others remain frozen in the same place and react in the same ways over and over again. I believe that this has to do with the environment people live in including the social network they have set up for themselves.
It has been asked "do we have free will? can we make our own very personal choices?" This is a very complex questions and as of yet not one person knows this answer. It would be terrifying to think that we had absolutely zero control over our lives. We may never know the answers to these questions and we may never know the right questions to ask, to know the truth or even if there is a truth. We may never know the source of this truth.
Truth may be a subjective illusion or an idea based on experience. We simply do not know. Then we have the questions - what is consciousness? what is being self, the I and the I AM? Are we in fact on the inside of something looking out or on the outside of something looking in or none of the above. We have many questions. Who are we? Where are we? Why are we? Were we created or have we just always been? These are very complex and powerful questions.
We seem to be conscious of ourselves and the environment in which we operate. We also have this yearning for something greater than ourselves as we look to the stars and the deep dark void for clarification.
I strongly believe that we are one in trillion of creatures that exist within the context of possibilities. I personally do not need to know any of these things to live and operate in the place we call life and living. Nor do I think that you need to know these things.
We could possibly be the answer we are looking for. We may contain all that is. We may be all that is.
We have all that we need to make it here on this planet. We have the time, the energy, the passion, the space and the resources. We have the capacity and the ability to use our imagination to go above and beyond. We can probe the depths of the earth and oceans and we can see hundreds of billions of light years into deep space.
What more could we ask for? Why would we want to destroy ourselves and each other with ideologies and destructive behavior? We are a warring people. A blood thirsty people. A two faced people. A divided people. For this is who we are. Now lets sit back and ponder the possibilities.