Presupposition and the Golden Question

What do we mean by “Golden Question?” Using our 7 Degrees of Illumination model, a golden question is a question that propels one forward in illumination, dispelling darkness while revealing more of the real self in the process.

In this post, we intend to explore how one might use his/her assumptions to develop such inquiry and make the most of it.

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Filling a Need

The alignment of a system is the purpose of its function.

There are things we need for physical existence and things we need for psychological existence. Both appear to be immediate. One is a physical need for oxygen to breathe, water to drink, food to eat and shelter from the elements. The other is a psychological need generated by imagination and powered by emotion – which ego uses to instill a sense of urgency for its own survival, motivating a need to seek acceptance, control, status and etc.

Satisfying needs is characteristic of life. Humans tend to blur the distinction between imagined and physical wellbeing, “I do what I have to do to survive – in life, love, connection, separation, and etc.” Psychologically, need is a drive that motivates an action to fill a perceived emptiness.

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