Context

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Sunday, October 18, 2009
We can not help but give context to life. We can not help put meaning on life. As human beings we are built that way.  Even if we say that life has no meaning, that is the meaning we are giving it.  When we take the time to give our lives context, what we are in fact doing is providing ourselves with a container, a bedrock, an idea to measure things by.  So to  explore what context you are giving to life is not doing something that is foreign to you.  Doing it consciously perhaps is, though one could argue that as well.  Context is such an important component of anything. 

When we give a context to what is going on we provide ourselves with a reference point.  It allows us to go through our experience with greater understanding and gives you more freedom.  Why freedom.  Because without a conscious context one is left to the devices of ones unconscious, and we will put meaning on the events, we will make a context, and it will be entirely subjective and not necessarily have any bearing on the events we are participating in. It is like swimming freestyle in a backstroke event.  We could make the context a swimming race, we could give it the length, then we might  want to give the stroke.  If we do not it is a free for all.  In some instances this is what we want.  Yet we state that.  To understand context is to know what you are in, what you are working with.  When we make a context for our own lives we are saying this is what matters, this is what I care about, this is how I choose to live my life.



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Phillip C Gordon I am an Alchemist, falling into the fires of transformation over and over as I realise the gold that I am. I choose to serve all humanity to that end, to raise the consciousness of humanity, one by one if that be the case. I am a writer, a speaker, an actor and fool.

Context

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Sunday, October 18, 2009
We can not help but give context to life. We can not help put meaning on life. As human beings we are built that way.  Even if we say that life has no meaning, that is the meaning we are giving it.  When we take the time to give our lives context, what we are in fact doing is providing ourselves with a container, a bedrock, an idea to measure things by.  So to  explore what context you are giving to life is not doing something that is foreign to you.  Doing it consciously perhaps is, though one could argue that as well.  Context is such an important component of anything. 

When we give a context to what is going on we provide ourselves with a reference point.  It allows us to go through our experience with greater understanding and gives you more freedom.  Why freedom.  Because without a conscious context one is left to the devices of ones unconscious, and we will put meaning on the events, we will make a context, and it will be entirely subjective and not necessarily have any bearing on the events we are participating in. It is like swimming freestyle in a backstroke event.  We could make the context a swimming race, we could give it the length, then we might  want to give the stroke.  If we do not it is a free for all.  In some instances this is what we want.  Yet we state that.  To understand context is to know what you are in, what you are working with.  When we make a context for our own lives we are saying this is what matters, this is what I care about, this is how I choose to live my life.



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