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Living Concrete

LEARNING JOURNEY 55
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This pyramid i for emergent thinking and learning purposes of GRyVP Mani and designed solely for that approach - emal : Ryvp@chubmenber org - 21 Aug 2016

Buzz Submitted by : Irene Hackett
Buzz: "Drowning in the "Pursuit of Happiness"

How we pursue happiness and its meaning, featuring a deeply personal story and Victor Frankl
In 2014 there was a movie that was made that largely escaped widescale notice but which deals with the topic of happiness called Hector and the Search for Happiness. It is also a movie that Irene Hackett the writer of "Drowning in the Pursuit of Happiness" I know, will absolutely love.  The moment we write or think about happiness we do ironically end up drowning it.



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CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #11

#24
Dear Fatima the expected orthodoxy is that woman leaves home and becomes a part of her husbands family is a way that maybe is the same in both of our cultures, and three of my daughters are now married and are making the adjustments or have already made the adjustment to their new married life, but there is one thing in common with all three, all three were also told that they must retain the key to our home - not because it is a passage way back, but it is symbolic that the concrete is what has been extended, but that they must also see that they must establish their own homes, while recognizing that there is no loss in love simply because their walls are different now to the one's they grew up in. Eventually we will also move from our existing home and when that time comes, yes there is much left in the house one leaves - but this is life, eventually we all have a last journey from our home and at that point living concrete becomes either a tombstone or dust scattered where a culture or family scatter it.

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #10

#22
Dear Irene, when I am in flow with all more senses exhibiting life force, I am fully present - otherwise I am the regular half-dozing cat purring to be present.

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #9

#20
Dear Irene, it does not matter what I think of death, I am not waiting for death to bring me answers about beyond-death when there is so much to understand about this life we have been given, that is enabling me to think these thoughts. Our new bee friend Yogesh Sukal does entertain matters of the future, but in his case it is singularity because as he says Moore's Law is moving us to somewhere profound. A moment of singularity does not need the confinement of Earth, it can exist beyond this planet, but we are born to live within this planet. For Yogesh he already envisages that singularity creating a livable martian planet, but for me, Earth is enough and I am simply mastering home without entertaining that which is beyond home. We need people who think in futuristic realm, as we need people like you to ask the big questions of life. Yet living concrete is something tangible, it is appreciating the gift we have now - and in this idea of presence is where we do find resonance. For me the practical touch of life outweighs the existential question of how life will one day be. We don't realize the existential without those of us who engage the practical.

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #8

#17
Yes Irene, being conscious of the whole is a part of the contract called life that eternity gives on arrival (birth) and takes back on departure (death). I am not happy that we are bound by this contract but that is what makes the present moment now valuable. Eternity will eventually fold into self and that is what the big bang represents - the point where eternity renews itself.

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #7

#16
Dear Irene, the value of parallel minds is that one can co-exist with the diversity of 7 billion minds, without discounting that the group mind can produce something infinitely bigger than any single one of us. We do separate from nature when we begin to find ourselves relating to certain tribes over others rather than parallel minds. I know that the parallel mind is what gets separated because conversation moves from a normal distribution to a power law distribution. This power-law is the norm, it is the reason why we have super-rich people, the silent majority and the existence of perverse poverty. If our underlying objectives requires concentration of thought to deliver against prescribed personal goals, the very nature of goals creates separation because personal ambition rather than diversity becomes our norm. We are always going to be drawn to friendships that we create and that is friendship speaking rather than parallel minds. A core part of the parallel mind is an elevation of appreciation with a corresponding softening of brand judgement and awareness of parallel interest (learning) over personal interest (success). Ironically it is the parallel mind which is a smarter facet of diversity - so we can talk about diversity until we are blue in the face - but the actual practice of diversity requires suspension of purposes of making a living. I am prepared to suspend that here so there is no ulterior motive for me greater than learning through diversity and more importantly to focus on appreciation in parallel. Now what does that mean? It means that the same parallel that exists online becomes the parallel exercised offline - and that means I am one of billions and not one of the chosen people - or whatever belief system that creates natural divisions we call tribes.

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #6

#4
Dear Irene, I did not add the comment number to my response #6 so I have copied it below in summarized form but there is a point I don't want to get lost about learning journey. The hardest thing for me to explain about my learning journey is that it must be a parallel path rather than an intersecting one. When you take practice Irene, it must be your practice. This goes against the grain of why people engage on either BeBee or LinkedIn. I hope you see how I view learning journey as personal discovery and why that is important to me to use the online space as a learning lab or as Krishnamurti said "the observer is the observed". A "place of inclusiveness" is better referenced as body IMHO. The Home as a body - Is your core body - this is different from home as a space which is the meaning generated. Think thought as mind, think space as spirit but think earth, home and being as body. We love metaphors but are not good with physicality. It is easy to see our being as body because of what we can transplant between bodies, but I can't give another human being my brain. It is easy to see home as core body - these are real walls. Earth however is filled with animals, plants and rocks - real stuff that we don't need to humanize but appreciate.

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #5

#10
I Dear Sara Jacobovici wrote that late last night, what I should have written is The Planet Body, The Home Body and the Being Body - all three represent EARTH. Of course the Being Body returns to dust - that is the physicality. With ancestry time is implied, what I am more interested is the time encoded in our DNA - which is evolution. It is also how we have evolved that also contains our linkages to all our ancestors. I think the First Nations people have a greater reverence for ancestry, whereas the West become drawn into destiny - and thus create heinous conceptions such as "manifest destiny".

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #4

#5
Dear Irene, you will love Hector and Search for Happiness, it is a rare movie that is funny yet profound at the same time.

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #3

A "place of inclusiveness" is better referenced as body IMHO. A place of thought is as I see it, as is a place for space i.e. the meaning of home, but a place of body has three parts. The Earth Body, The Home Body and The Being Body The Home as a body - Is your core body - this is different from home as a space which is the meaning generated. Think thought as mind, think space as spirit but think earth, home and being as body. We love metaphors but are not good with physicality. It is easy to see our being as body because of what we can transplant between bodies, but I can't give another human being my brain. It is easy to see home as core body - these are real walls. Earth however is filled with animals, plants and rocks - real stuff that we don't need to humanize but appreciate. These thoughts are flowing from my learning journey. You are Irene Hackett - your name is tied to what you engage at BeBee. I am trading away personal brand for this learning journey. There is a huge sacrifice involved there but for the next three years I am prepared to choose this. I am not a follower of Jiddu Krishnamurti but I recognize what he means by "The Observer is the Observed". Krishnamurti could afford to be on his learning journey because others supported him. Very few people are of independent means, if food needs to be put on the table then do not surrender personal brand. Just because I can, makes me an exception and not a rule. Otherwise observe but don't be influenced by me - observe why you are influenced and that truth of that. Regards Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #2

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Funny, in reality I did not delete an actual comment, I deleted a link which I decided would be better placed in Irene Hackett's buzz. The producer cannot yet hide "The User has deleted this comment" comment - so hope Federico \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00edn has something in the works sometime in the future where the producer can choose to hide these deletions. Just because people use a comment box does not mean that they are comments. I am not saying delete the deleted but hide - that way the producer can also hide compliments, mainly because I personally want to focus on the thoughts that make me think. Emoticons like hearts are becoming the defacto way of expressing the love. Even where we do have the facility to hide buzzes, what we hide does not effect what others see - so I don't see any difference between me choosing to hide a comment, with hiding a buzz. Only I see that. That is also why I love Twitter's application of HIDE as a personal preference - it really does allow me to focus my affinity.

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #1

Dear Irene Hackett, as promised, I have finished writing "Living Concrete"

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