I mentioned in the “Finding Your Truth” starting post that there are two things you need to personally discover to actually find your truth. One of them was “to determine what you really expect from LIFE”; and the second was to figure out “what LIFE expects from you in return.”
You might look at those two enigmatic categories of expectations and say, “What do you mean? I KNOW what I want from life—lots of money, loving spouse, big house, nice car, a few kids, good career, compatible friends, having fun, etc. What’s so tough about determining that?”
Well yes, as young adults those are all the normal components of what a ‘good life’ consideration often brings to mind. But I would question that as you gain a few years/decades of actual experience in this world and during the process of doing so, ferment your hard-won personal maturity into either an aged fine wine or putrefied vinegar, whether those same ‘good life’ expectations will hold up to the passage of TIME.
And quite honestly, you may not determine the true answer to the first part of that question without better comprehending the answer to the second part prior. Think about it just a bit: “What does LIFE expect from you?”
Before the human species had such a major expansion in group consciousness, I would have answered simply that LIFE expects us to 1) personally survive at all costs, at least long enough to 2) procreate and continue our species, because that’s what assures the continuation of LIFE itself. LIFE expects to LIVE in some way—that’s the purest and simplest likelihood of LIFE’s expectation for a living species: basic survival and species continuance.
But as soon as the early-struggling, bipedal mammal showed great promise for consciousness expansion, I believe LIFE expected us to focus more so on that aspect—meaning, focusing not so much on the sheer quantity of humans existing in the world’s limited space—but to focus more so on expanding the quality of the human comprehension capability and living experience in general.
In other words, I believe that LIFE wants us to not only be alert and aware of the safety/hazards of everything around us, but also to become self-aware as well to understand that while we seem to be independent units of hormonally-driven behaviors, we are also interconnected beings of swiftly advancing intelligence and empathic resonances.
Even more specifically than that, I don’t think that we are as truly independent or individual as we believe ourselves to be. I think we are far more interdependent and covertly communal than we might choose to imagine. What that means is that the ‘doings’ of one of us automatically affects the ‘doings’ (and maybe even the ‘beings’) of ALL of us. One person’s expansion of consciousness affects all connected conscious beings by minutely expanding their consciousness as well.
That’s the assumed collective “resonance” aspect; that we may affect each other intentionally and non-intentionally by the sheer strength of our minds. Even the thoughts that we may hold daily affect not only ourselves, but may also affect the greater collective consciousness to which we all belong in the process. That’s called “morphic resonance,” coined by Rupert Sheldrake’s research into how broadly dispersed members of a species intellectually advances without being in direct contact with each other at the time.
So while you might believe that you’re just ‘doing your own thing in your own way,’ and it doesn’t matter to anyone but you, in a broader sense it matters to ALL of us in some subtle aspects, as well as more tangible ways.
And because of that mutually-affecting consideration, as you search for your own TRUTH, know also that you are helping the rest of us in finding our own truth as well, because believe it or don’t, we’re ALL in this world together.