Many parts of life can challenge us to question our #morality and #mortality; to reflect or project onto us the experience of “losing morality or mortality.” The ways in which this occurs is circumstantial to a storyline and to the individual having the experience.
What is it that changes the response to one’s experience?
What is it that drives different reactions of wax or wane, as it pertains to a sense of will?
Is it individual or circumstance? Is it the repetition or redundancy of an experience in one’s story or one event perceived as immense enough for impact?
Is faith in Self and one’s belief it? Or is it more accurately surmised as one’s attachment to a belief?
What if the belief is not serving the individual and they are unable to recognize this consequence?
Many would argue that faith and belief are the cause of one’s resilience or disempowerment to the point of despair. When spirituality and science vie for the lead in one’s mind, for truth and fallacy and for clarity and obscurity, rationalization is often compartmentalized without integration. The rules we perceive in life are founded in our orientation to it and the expressions of others we witness in their orientation to it. If one is no longer able to be witness of others they lose the objective input inherent in the awareness of others stories/practices/responses that teach or influence us into another state of creativity. Creativity is what revitalizes our morale and perhaps, our perspectives on #mortality.
If we lose the witness of self we lose the objective awareness of our own subjectivity and are immersed only in the experience of that subjectivity. Any further enactment for the good of self, in the face of self, or in the face of circumstance is obscured. The maintenance of both forms of objective allows the #creativemind to still ask questions that can bare the breadcrumbs to expand in greater acceptance and awareness of how Self is in the world. This is directly applicable to experiences that challenge #morality and #mortality.
When one loses their morals, as defined by accepted behaviors in society and treatment of others, the further degradation of morality tends to occur. This can be within an individual or groups. The loss of morals can be acute or chronic with regard to temporality. Some rebel against morality as a part of identity crisis; others through impulsivity and lack of consideration objectively for the entire play out of events. Lacking a sense of personal identity and being impulsive are also forms of constrained creativity and consequential awareness unless, in fact, an individual seeks to represent exactly that. If so, are they without morals or just the approved morals by the view of their community?
Is a loss of #morality in actuality a loss of rules or is it a new set of rules?
How do two individuals with two different sets of morals navigate the landscape together? Do they have the power to create common ground? I say yes.
If they are capable of objective self-awareness and awareness of self with others will their common ground be perpetual or circumstantial?
Is it truly only based on context for some?
If context is all it is ever based on then the identity of self and the awareness of self is lacking for a common thread of an attachment to a belief structure. Having an understanding of one’s identity and how we operate similar in different contexts and circumstances, at the core of our intentions and desires, is essential for reflective awareness that welcomes the opportunity for creative problem solving. New sets of morals, re-alignment of morals and beliefs when lost in an experience of trauma is possible with creative problem solving and objective reflections of intention.
#Demoralization of an individual by self perpetuated conflict or abuse by others and one’s recapture of initiative and morale requires a similar construct of the core. Knowing self and having reflective awareness of the difference between the self witnessed by self and the self witnessed by others opens the threshold of creative problem solving and re-invigoration of self potency. If an individual aligns with a #senseofpurpose and a trajectory in which this purpose shall be fulfilled there is a sense of identity. If an individual learns healthy boundaries in self that maintains awareness of the similarities and differences of self vs others, then one has clarity and self truth. The attachment to this thread of truth or belief will find itself inherent in one’s response to any context regarding the sense of wax or wane of one’s will.
The gravity and versatility of creativity and the expansion of this purpose with defining boundaries and the will to uphold it, fortifies and regenerates morale/ hope/confidence/ spirit within. Beyond the acts of others against us, or the hardship we have perpetuated for our own personal story, the act of living is a form of will and creativity. Together they are a force that requires direction for potency and perpetual regeneration. Without it our #mortality is painfully clear; our #immortality diminished.
Joan of Arc once said, “They can take my body, slander my reputation, numb my mind, and cut out my heart, but they can never take my soul.” (paraphrased)
When one has soul they have more than mortality. Soul carries the seed form of our identity and the essence of that existence. Soul provides a keyless doorway to find the way back to self when lost or confused by life challenges. Soul is the potency of creation and we each carry this spark within an ember of consciousness that flows through time; immortal as the memories and imprints we hold in our mind’s eye as defining forms of “Soul.”
The question of mortality and fearing a lack of it or feeling hopeless at its inevitable sense of loss, is one of surrender. By giving up our free will and creative assertions to embrace death, endings, cycles of change, we must acknowledge the freedom we are given in return. A freedom that allows complete release, to be unbound, and perhaps an opportunity to choose again. If we orient ourselves to loss and change with a creative eye the impulse to understand and work with the dynamism of life in flux will persist. The persistence allows us to willingly take part in the enigmatic program of Nature we all exist in.
If the rules are set in our mind’s eye for what we experience in the world, why only limit the view to humanity? There are many experiences and programs beyond society to witness the perspective of and to witness ourselves within. Understanding this aspect of existence offers many teachings and an opportunity to reprogram and redefine our rules for self, in the context of self and the context of self with others. This expansion in our process has the potency to refine our sense of mortality and enlighten the forge of morale.
An Excerpt from the the Writings of Julie Hightman