How Does One Turn Subjective into Objective?

By force, of course!

Subjective – “existing in the mind; belonging to the subject rather than the object of thought.” (Dictionary.com)

Is there anything in this universe that I’m aware of that does not exist within my mind? Does everything in my sensual perception belong to that subjective universe because it’s in my mind? Is objective reality a figment of my [subjective] imagination?

What if everything in my bubble awareness is about my thoughts and feelings? Because my thoughts and feelings seem real, can I categorize them in the same way I do my physical experiences? I trust my senses to inform me of what I’m experiencing at the physical level. I do the same for my thoughts and feelings.

Yet, when I am unable to separate my sensory responses from my psychological interpretations I can become confused about which is which. For example, I fell and now I feel insecure.

Turning Subjective into Objective

When I am convinced that all subjective aspects of my experiences fall under the category of objective reality, I must defend that reality by force. Thus confirming that my will will prevail… I’m right! I’ve turned subjective into objective.

Once I’ve crossed the line from subjective to objective, I can assign values to my experience. I assign value to every part of my experience, whether physical or non-physical, to reflect my own value as if I were my experiences. I protect what I value and what I protect the most is my rightness. My rightness value is my measurement standard, from which I build a value scale I use to compare and judge things that represent what’s important in making me right.

Objective Measurements in a Subjective Reality

My scale of value begins with my perception of myself as separate from what isn’t myself – my primary understanding of relationships. Measurements based on similarities and differences are the result of comparing subjective perceptual realities. For example, I make distinctions between benefit and threat.

Measuring things and experiences as having greater or lesser value to me represents who I am. Values I place on my experiences are not the experiences themselves – rather, what I want from them.

The more aware I am of my intrinsic self, the less interest I have in measuring value at any scale.

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OMG! I’ve Crossed My Logic Levels Streams

The logic level of Doing is NOT the same as the logic level of Being. Crossing logic levels is like crossing the streams – bad things can happen. (“Thanks for the safety tip, Egon”)

I am not what I do. What I do, on the other hand, may reflect upon who I and others THINK I am.

In crossing logic level streams, I might assume that what I did in the past defines who I am now. I’ve crossed logic AND time levels in an ever-changing sea of circumstance. Read more OMG! I’ve Crossed My Logic Levels Streams

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The Seeking Cycle of Need

The seeking cycle of need exists due to a perception of lack. When I perceive a lack, I place a value on the object I’m lacking and then put into action a seeking strategy to satisfy that lack.

According to the depth of the lack I seek to satisfy, I create a cycle of need that depends heavily on a belief in separation. I separate WHO I AM from the why, how, and what of my needs.

I seek to know WHY I need, which tends to quantify the energy I place on lack. This energy drives a seeking strategy, action, or specific method (HOW), which identifies that which seems to fulfill the need (WHAT) and triggers yet another why and how, and what – continuing the seeking cycle of need. Read more The Seeking Cycle of Need

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Logic Levels and Persistence

Manifestation is based on who I THINK I am.

Persistence is the act of continuing on in the face of resistance. It’s inevitable that I’ll encounter resistance to change and therefore must at times press on in spite of it. Failure to persist in the face of obstacles can lead to failure to achieve a goal.

Studies have established that when people perceive themselves as having control over the setbacks they encounter, they’re more likely to persist toward and achieve their conscious intention (goal). When a person feels they have little or no control over obstacles, they tend to give up much more readily.

This yet again verifies the neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) notion that staying within logic levels when dealing with adversity can improve the likelihood of achieving an intended outcome.

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