Towards an “Objective Reason”


How often are our acts freely chosen? Can we say we can perform an action without any kind of interference or intervention?  And what about the cause of the acts?

It is not easy to define the word, “freedom”, beyond using the superficial commonplace answers which are obvious.

If we analyze our everyday life, it would appear obvious that  most of our actions are mere reactions to different stimuli. It doesn’t matter if these stimuli are external or internal: our action is always a re-action.

This wouldn’t  necessarily be a sign of a mechanical response, but because most of what we do during a day is really…. automatic,  we already think to have performed it spontaneously.

We wake up because of the alarm clock, not because we have decided it. We go to our job because of a necessity, not because of a choice. We do everything because of something, not because we had decided it.

Our acts, from waking up to drinking  coffee or saying to someone “I love you”, are  99% automatic reactions, often provoked from external stimuli, but more often belonging to stimuli that come from within us. Aware not of this, even the inner stimuli are consequences of something that, in a recent or distant past, had conditioned us.

We get angry. Are we sure that this is just what we want in that moment? Or maybe it will be  because someone has offended us or uncovered something about us which we weren’t willing to see?

In order to discover how much we are free, we need two things:

  • the first and most demanding, is to find the courage to put in doubt our supposed “free will”. Without this step, we’ll never begin a real work for seeking any answer about this condition.
  • then,  obviously, we must continue with observing  our every act and the causes that determined it. It’s a long task, but it leads in turn to great discoveries about ourselves.

It’s the beginning of a Research Path and Personal development towards a more Objective Reason.

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About mr Sarmoung

Andrea Dandolo je pisac i istražitelj razvoja svijesti i duhovnosti uključen u razotkrivanje drevnih učenja s ciljem olakšavanja unutarnjeg razvoja ljudskih bića. Jedan od načina kojima se time bavi je i kroz blog koji je preveden na engleski, španjolski i od nedavno hrvatski. Od rane mladosti je u svijetu duhovnosti i rada na sebi sudjelujući u radu grupa koje potječu direktno od Gurdjieffa, tj koje su bile vođene od strane samog Gurdjieffa U skladu sa drevnim znanjima, naglašava razvoj svjesnosti kao primarno sredstvo za psihološku transformaciju i duhovnu osvještenost individualaca. Karakteristike sistema koji predlaže su jednostavan jezik i moderni prijevod drevnih učenja kao i njihove praktične primjene u svakodnevnome životu. Njegov blog čitaju ljudi iz svih krajeva svijeta. Samorazvoj je ne religiozni i ne dogmatski put; sastoji se primarno od naprednog dostizanja viših stanja svijesti, p prisustva i konačno od ostvarivanja svoje prave intimne prirode, koja je poznata u mnogim tradicijama pod imenima poput esencija, duša, biće. Kroz takav razvoj individualna osoba ulazi u nove dimenzije svijesti koje mu omogućuju da vidi stvarnost sakrivenu iza iluzija. To mu omogućuje kreiranje osobnosti neovisne i otporne na vanjske situacije i vanjska uvjetovanja. Posljedice takvog razvoja su oštra inteligencija, izvanredni kreativni kapaciteti, ravnoteža i smirenost u svakoj situaciji i stabilno stanje višeg stanja svijesti koje je poznato u drevnim tradicijama pod nazivom “buđenje”.
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