Iam Saums states, “The universe, our soul, intuition, heart, mind and body are all essential aspects of our existence. Our consciousness emanates from the entirety of our being.”
Survival is the deception of humanity.”
Society of Self
The dynamics of social reality are designed around the individual self. Survival is the modus operandi enforced upon us long before we have the cognizance to observe let alone transcend it. The distinction between surviving and thriving is as significant as living from our head or our heart. Civilization is an all-encompassing reflection of our egocentricity. Selfishness distorts and manipulates us and the reality in which we enable with our engagement. We are constantly driven toward personal advancement, achievement and recognition. Success is based upon what we emulate and acquire instead of who we are and what we create.
Before we are molded into maturity by the cruel hands of institutional influence and social obligation, our inherent nature is to be empowering, equitable, generous and kind. Our support for each other is essential to our transformation. It inspires us to become someone more than we are and how we appear. Yet, we sacrifice our choice to express our acceptance and empathy due to our fear of a lack and/or loss of our personal power. Our hands once charitable as children become conservative as adults. We abandon our need for community to preserve our individual interests and status.
Possibility on Purpose
Howsoever we choose to manifest our lives begins with a possibility. It is a vision that represents the who, what and why of our personal mission. Within our choice is the opportunity of establishing the beneficiaries of our intention. Most are enrolled in the selfish social pattern of being the sole recipient of their life purpose. True fulfillment is giving for the sake of giving without attachment, entitlement or expectation of a return on investment. Our universality is a multidimensional expression of creativity, energy and infinite possibility. The focus of our intention is the pathway to our purpose.
Manifestation by Intention
We often decide to surrender our lives to blind fate and circumstance. Yet, we can choose to consciously devote them to realizing our destiny. Our intent is what defines our existence. Every minute of every day is an opportunity to inhale possibility and exhale manifestation. Our commitment to this practice provides us the ability to transform any experience we may encounter from one of personal tragedy to triumph. Who we choose to be and how we serve others is the difference between one person winning and everyone thriving. In every moment we have the power to create our present.
A World of Difference
Our greatest possibility is making a difference. We are constantly given opportunities to enrich and inspire our lives and those of others. Our choice to do so instantly transforms our experience from one lived in the fear of deficiency to one inspired by a commitment for all to flourish. We eventually become imprisoned by a sentence of solitary life with the conceited perceptions we willingly adopt rather than the freedom of choosing to empower community. Every day in every way we have a choice to make a difference. It is what allows us to transcend the commandments of social reality.
Service is the nature of the universe.”
From Here to Epiphany
We are socially influenced to manipulate our behavior and environments in order to achieve the lives we believe bring gratification, wholeness and worth. When we embody, surround and defend ourselves with static existence, the starkest reality we never behold is that we are the warden of our personal prison. Everything we already are, do, know or have is a fixed way of being, inhibiting our ability to evolve and transform. Insights are the keys to the fulfillment of our experience. They are multidimensional occurrences that open the vision of our perception and empower us to become the expression of our purpose.
The Dynamic of Being
We are the totality of our actions, thoughts, feelings and energy. How we occur to ourselves and others is defined by who we choose to be. Yet, it is much more than the characteristics of our identity. The universe, our soul, intuition, heart, mind and body are all essential aspects of our existence. Our consciousness emanates from the entirety of our being. The balance and full expression of these facets functioning in concert along with our focused intent creates the paradigm in which we become authors of our experience. It only requires our choice and dedication to fulfill our destiny.
The difference between being ordinary and extraordinary is the distinction between receiving for ourselves alone and giving for the sake of giving. Social reality recognizes charity as optional. In some parts of the world it is even illegal! As trivial as this may seem, service to others is the foundation of belonging, creativity, community and evolution. It is the most powerful form of being that connects us with ourselves, others and the universe. Our personal transformation is best expressed in the difference we make. Each of us has a common mission to serve each other for the sake of all.
All we are is all we give.”
First published in Iam’s blog iamsaums.com
Iam Saums has been a professional musical performance artist for over 20 years. He was/is a student of The Fourth Way School in the Tradition of G.I. Gurdjieff, studied Kabbalah for more than 8 years and practiced meditation in the Jain tradition for over 11 years. He has also written poetry and short stories and is inspired to write articles about consciousness, awareness, creativity, belonging and being. iamsaums.com
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