HOW DO WE BREAK OUT OF BOXES, CATEGORIES, TRIBES, THEM & US?
Published on September,16, 2013 | Olive Guillais-Lazure
What boxes are we actually talking about, what categories, what tribes ~ what them and us are we referring to when using such terminologies or phrase?
For most part, it is through RECOGNITION ~ in recognising through our senses, feelings, through communication, attitudes, our past experiences. These are examples of indicators or signals which trigger off the feelings of being placed in a box, categorised into tribes, colour, size, them and us.
Even our surroundings and where we live can have a bearing on the categories or box that we are being placed in. Recognising the fact that being placed in categories can be a set of opinions, feelings and beliefs of individuals or a group of people ~ a national consciousness.
So how do we break out these boxes, categories ~ the ‘them and us’ mentality?
Breaking out involves stepping into ACTION!
Taking responsibility and being aware of the sensitivity to particular issues.
Taking action involves consideration for others, being thoughtful, weighing up things.
Taking action involves acknowledging that even though we are whole, we are individual parts, diverse in culture and should appreciate the value that we can ALL bring to ‘the table’.
Remember your consciousness is also part of your perception ~ your take, your opinion, your slant, your assessment ~ which is based on your past experiences. These experiences can be either good or bad depending on what good or bad means to you. These experiences are a form of encouragement for growth as a person, and not as an unchallenged hindrance.
In time those past experience will fade from your consciousness.
Breaking out involves being aware of YOUR thoughts, YOUR beliefs, or emotional bond to these beliefs.
Difficulties often arise in trying to develop relationships with others whilst not having developed a SINCERE and LASTING friendship with your-SELF first ~ Olive Guillais-Lazure