What does Intent Have to do with it?

Good Intentions, We Decide

Would Your "Intent" be the Same?
Would Your "Intent" be the Same?
We Get to Decide...
We Get to Decide...

Our Intent Makes a Difference

Intent: What is it?

Merriam Webster defines intent as a determination to act in a certain way. A “normal” definition can be stated as to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.

One of the key models for goal achievement is that of cause and effect. This model says that your goal is an effect to be achieved, and your task is to identify and then create the cause that will produce the desired effect, thereby achieving your goal.

How is that working for you? The old “cause and effect” linear do this and then do that to achieve what you want. Must 2 + 2 = 4? Why can you get more than 4 by utilizing synergy. What is synergy?

Think of it as your significant other and you together accomplish much more than if the two of you worked separately to achieve twice the results. Often times, two people together can achieve 5-10 more than just the two of them producing twice more than, if just one of them had done it. Intent can create synergy. It can be more than simple cause and effect.

Perhaps there is More?

The scientific theories define us. They create our perception of the universe and how it operates. We build our social structure, our relationships, our environment, of way of doing business, education, and our planet. We think of science as the basis of our understanding how things work. We learn in bits and pieces, trying to figure how they fit together. It is a process revision and corrections. This creates our confusion when one year something is bad and the next it science says it is good! It is a process.

Our intent provides a unity of relationships interdependent whereby the parts affecting the whole at every moment. OK, here comes that word that will scare some: quantum field. Life as we know it seems to be interconnected. The "quantum field" holds us together. It is not truly understood. If this is true, our “reality” may be more than we know…

Scientist have demonstrated that all matter exists in a vast quantum web of connection and that an information transfer is constantly going on between living things and their environment.

Communication on a Micro and Macro scale.

Cells apparently communicate. Trees apparently communicate (when invaded by insects, they give chemicals warning to other trees).

An example of the interconnectedness of our universe, the observer (experimenter) was thought to be a separate entity, a silent observer attempting to understand what was happening whether they were watching or not.

In quantum physics, however, it was discovered the state of all possibilities collapsed into a set entity as soon as it was observed. This has a shattering implications about our reality. This suggests the consciousness of the observer brought the observed object into being. It appears not only is our reality influenced by us, but our “connectedness” is universal.

Quantum physicist know there is a strange property known as “nonlocality.” This is the ability of a quantum entity such as an electron to influence another electron particle instantaneously over any distance despite no force or energy. Albert Einstein called this, “spooky action at a distance.”

There seems to be a convergence to a single point – the we have a field of influence on the world and vice versa.

The interconnectedness implies a vast underlying sea of energy connected through time and space.

Our brain perceived and makes its own record of the world in pulsating waves. Our consciousness is not an isolated entity. Everything communicates with everything. Our consciousness has incredible powers. We can make it what we want it to be.

Perhaps there is a higher, collective consciousness is out there! Perhaps a unified universe.

What does this have to do with Intent?

Our “intent” may have huge ramifications. Future intention might influence one neuron firing and not another, setting off one or the other chain of chemical and hormonal events that may or not result in disease.

It might well be every moment of our lives influences every other moment.

Imagine what our intent may do for and to others?

My intent is to create a "Best Seller" stay tuned!

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femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Fascinating article, Dallas, and a very interesting perspective on life in general.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

femmeflashpoint,

As you suspect... there is much more. I skimmed the edges... A good example is when you asist a loved one whio is vefy sick. Your nurturing can make a positive diffeence - everything else equal.Our minds can be powerful...


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

This sounds like a very interesting book. Quantum physics and human achievement: I believe that the universe is a strange and wonderous place. Thanks for a thought-provoking hub. Take care.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

prairieprincess,

Thanks for your comments!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Dallas, this has much in common with "Affirmations" - in which one speaks of the goal as an accomplished fact - which is certainly similar to intending it to be one. The explanation is that one's subconscious accepts the "fact" and therefore keys into and searches out the supporting proof of it. In the plan, one is to realize that the subconscious is almost non-verbal processing of information in the present tense and also relies on positive rather than negative input. Even stating a goal as what one will NOT do can sabotage and defeat the process. Speaking of what is not desired fills in the blanks of what is to be supported with that future reality. Affirming "I will not smoke" focuses on the action - smoking and the experience of smoking and may cause one to continue, besides putting it in a future mode with its tenuousness. A better affirmation might be " I inhale only clean, pure air".

It is amazing how it can work, though I feel sure that it's a matter of gathering one's own strengths behind a firm and positive goal. Nothing wrong with that, and I would never doubt that a larger consciousness is also in the mix. I'm open to possibilities and have no problem leaping over suppositions about reality. For an individual, in any case, awareness begins on one's own small comprehension platform. Becoming less dependent on it and more open to the vastness of all possibility and reality FEELS big & powerful. :-)

This is a most interesting article.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Nellieanna,

As always, your depth and breadth is awesome! You mentioned, "the goal as an accomplished fact," this is a good example of "intent." Our affirmations underline our intent.

Positive affirmations and positive thinking techniques can help develop a powerful and positive attitude to life; which is an essential element in life success and good health. With this power you can turn failure around into success and take success and drive it to a whole new level. Your positive attitude is the fuel for your success. The techniques outlined on this site are used either deliberatly or instinctively by all the most successful people; and you can use them too.

Sound psychological techniques, your own personal power and your connection to the universe can create an awsome combination to manifest any change into your life. There are no limits. Just go for it...


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Beata Stasak 5 years ago from Western Australia

Great hub, learnt so much, thank you:)


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Beata Stasak,

Thanks for your comments!


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

This was very interesting and informative for me. I also enjoyed your short discourse with Nellieanna. I've also heard of affirmations and tried them, however that didn't seem to work for me because it was like I was pushing myself to believe something that I did not necessarily want. I cannot set affirmations for myself, they seem to just come into being and flow...

I liked your link to quantum physics. Many people tend to brush off affirmations and positive thinking as a form of modern hocus pocus, but I agree that it is scientific. There is a chinese proverb that states that a small amount of focused and properly directed effort (i.e. with the right intent) will go much further than a lot of effort that is misdirected.

It is also controversial. Some people will say that you cannot simply will things into being with your intent alone. You must act too. I agree to an extent. The intent comes first. Once the intent is there and it is whole-hearted, your actions will focus directly on it, without you having to consciously realise it nor think about it. In my experience, this is more powerful than trying to think and act at the same time. Your thoughts prepare you for the right actions.

Thanks for this. It served me as a much needed reminder and reassurance, and right on time too...


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Majadez,

Great comments!

Your comments in regard to, " didn't seem to work for me because it was like I was pushing myself to believe something that I did not necessarily want." Hit the nail on the head. Affirmation to work must have yourself 100% committed. You cannot be 50% pregnant! Why waste the effort? I think you have affirmations all-of-the-time... You simply chooses what YOU want.

Quantum physics is an evolving science seeking to explain, to understand our "unknowing." Many people refuse to acknowledge the "weirdness" of quantum physics. It is similar to the notion some will state, "I do not believe in hypnosis." The fact they do not believe has nothing to do with the reality of what is... The mind in a suggestive state has more possiblities than an unfocused mind...

Photosynthesis utilizes quantum physics... as an example.

I like your "Chinese proverb, "a small amount of focused and properly directed effort (i.e. with the right intent) will go much further than a lot of effort that is misdirected."

The Chinese proverb reflects your intent!

Intent alone is like wishing in one hand and "crapping in the other!" It does not get the "job done..."

It is kinda like the bible verse, James 2:14-26. "Faith without works is dead" ONE MUST PUT LEGS ON THEIR "INTENT."

Our "thoughts" are us...

We "think," therefore we are...


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

I like the bible verse. Wishing is for fools. I also heard a story once. One man had a beautiful garden that he had planted. Another man came to him and said that he must be very grateful to God for his wonderful garden. The man with the garden responded with something like this: "Yes, I am very grateful to God, but you should have seen the garden when God was taking care of it by himself!"

I guess I'm just a little afraid to act at the moment. I'm not wishing. I've placed my intent there and know what actions to perform. I'm just procrastinating a bit before I realise how stupid this really is and get my ass moving! ;)


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Majadez

How is that working for you?!

Your comment, "I guess I'm just a little afraid to act at the moment." explains..

Most of us have a fear of success more than the fear of failure. Failure is the status quo. Success is a profound change. Most of us fear "change." Each of us decides what change is...

It is like having your emergency brake on... You hear your inner voice saying, "That is not me, I cannot do that and etc..."

Why not do what you want to do? The famous home run hitter was not known for his record-breaking strike outs. He was known for his home runs...

You get to decide what your "home runs" are...

Fear can paralize you into inactivity. Life is what you are doing now while you are making plans...


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Hahaha... Your question made me laugh! Of course, it's not working at all! But, the paralysis is shedding. Like I know that what I do will succeed, I know that today I'm a day closer to waking up and saying: "My word... This fear thing is so ridiculous!" Then I'll just do it and laugh back on conversations like these! ;)

Maybe it's time that I used that intent to act like that day is today!

Thanks for the inspiration. :)


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Majadez,

We all fall into the "trap" of doing the same things and expecting different results!

Be awesome, be authentic. I want to have on my headstone:

He did it, rather than wishing he had done it!

Thanks again for your comments!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

dallas, what an awesome article. It's amazing how our brain and our personality work together. I'm finding that out with class. My brain is capable of thinking this way and accepting it and doing all the work. My personality gets in the way - I'm taking algebra and I hate math, or so I think because I have no patience for it, so I resist learning it. But because I was reading your article and wanted to read your hub, I was speeding along and comprehending until I hit that 2+ 2 and my brain came to a screeching halt - and said "wait, this is confusing" - I ignored it, and kept going and realized that you are speaking about my faith, just in more scientific terms, just the way Nellieanna did. Amazing what you can learn. Outstanding hub, can't wait to read the book.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Erin LeFey

Great!

Nellieanna is one smart girl! She amazes me.

Glad you "got it!"

Perhaps if we are "aware and alert," in "sync" with ourselves, our opportunities are increased exponentially...

Thanks for you insprining comments!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Thank you, dear Dallas. It's a marvelous article, so valuable and often needed in everyday life situations. The perceived limits are often quite unrealistic. And even many of the real ones are not insurmountable!

What a delightful responsive discussion has emerged in your comments thread, Dallas! Majadez' comments are quite fascinating. I, too, was snagged by the statement about pushing herself to believe something that she didn't necessarily want. But, of course, the point in making affirmations is that they are what you DO want and choose for yourself, as opposed with the chance happenings one can only react to after the fact. It's like taking charge of your own driver's seat. Then, as you mention, following through with appropriate effort on your part.

The idea, is that making accepting the affirmation for yourself, and internalizing it, your entire being is enrolled in the process of its fulfillment. Whereas you might have overlooked an opportunity which would contribute, or may have discounted felt it as useless to do the things which would contribute, the affirmation of it as reality prompts your entire being to be more aware and alert to both opportunity and in mind and in gear to act on both opportunities and steps in its fulfillment.

The affirmation is a means to install it into the (what I like to think of as) wisdom of the entire body, similar to how martial artists train andhave internalized their skills to the point that they needn't run their responses to the other's thrusts through their brain before acting to prevent it. When one's whole being is in sync, one is more efficient, effective and instantaneous. The brain requires actual time to receive and process incoming information and then to send out instructions to the appropriate body parts to enact the response. But when all the parts are keyed in to the awareness anyway - they can & do respond instantly, and probably more exactly and intensely, the way they do when one touches a hot pan. There's nothing mysterious about that; - and it is available for much more application than just emergencies of the magnitude of avoiding burning. We're designed for this, but our tendency to rely solely on the brain for all senses has minimized our use of and even our access to our own other powers. We can trust it. It's faith in action, actually.

And Erin - you are so wise! You recognize that it is your fear of the math, not its reality, which raises your caution. But that's the main step in moving on past it. I was also in the hate-math mindset - thought I wasn't good at it, etc. etc. - But I am, once I allow myself to embrace its wondrous logic and simplicity. It's a language, after all, and one free of all the misinterpretations that most languages allow. That may be one of its scarier aspects. However, its very much based on principles which can be applied as one moves ahead in it. I'm not and never expect to be great mathematician, but the fear and blocks are gone from it, since I realized what they were and what math is. We all too often become our own stumbling blocks, asI know from first-hand experience in many areas.

I hope you forgive my rambling on here, Dallas. You stir up lots of thinking!


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Yes, this does stir up lots of thinking. I saved this hub so I can keep referring to it.

I meant that I've realized that I've actually been using affirmations in my mind all my life but I wasn't really conscious of it. When I tried to do it (as was recommended in books), it didn't work because what I thought I wanted and what I really wanted didn't coincide. So my brain became troubled and asked: "So should I continue working on what we've been doing so far or on this new information?" All it means is that I was using the wrong affirmations.

Oh, and a few hours after our conversation, I realized that today is the day. Actually it was yesterday but it continued onto today. I'm excited because instead of just knowing what to do,I'm actually doing it... I can't wait to share my adventures with you!

Thanks to all of you and keep well.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Nellieanna,

Again, Great, perceptive comments!

Your comment, "And even many of the real ones are not insurmountable!" reminds me of, "can't do." I cannot do... Most of us limit ourselves...

As you know life in general is our being reactive, not proactive. We are like bumper cars in life, being jostled and trying to avoid being hit...

Can you imagine the possibilities if we are proactive, have goals in life and enjoy the process of obtaining them!

My life-long goal is to be able to enjoy the process. I often become so focused, I neglect to be 'aware" of the process.

My book I have just completed, "Eyes Wide Shut: An Enigma" www.eyeswideshutweb.com has drained me of all of me "free time," my creative process, my relaxation time, and ability to focus on other things. I am obsessed!

Yet, I am excited!

Perhaps the ideal is to develop life skills to be able to "adjust" and maintain "balance."

To me, balance is a key component. It involves my "intent." My intent drives the process to be alert and aware...

My affirmation to be true to myself must be balanced with being true to others...

As you noted, fulfillment is a key component in the process of being "self-actualized." I aspire to be self-actualized...

Nellieanna, I too share your admiration of Erin!

I think Majadez has "got it!"

I enjoy your "ramblings! Your are one of the few truly giving without any concern of receiving... Your comments are not self-centered... They focus on the author. Your inner beauty and wisdom is appreciated.

Hugs to you!


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Majadez,

You got it! Congratulations. Life is a process. Tomorrow there will be another "aha" moment. Your wisdom is showing.

When we learn we must do things differently to get different results, our intent may become insync with our affirmations... Imagine the possibilities.

Keep me/us posted!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

What is more gratifying than seeing a fellow human being discovering his or her own power?

The processes in the discovery and the maintenance of oneself are important but they may be varied and are secondary to that plateau, which then belongs to the person as a reality which is naturally proactive and much, much less reactive. It generates its own power and ability-to-respond (response-abiltity) so that some processes may recede into the background more and more as one becomes more - well - self-actualized.

It's a joy when it happens - to oneself & to others within one's view! Whoopee!

Thanks, Dallas. You are certainly generous and unselfish with your excellent advice and help!


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Nellieanna,

AAAAAAAAHHHH! You create that "fuzzy, feel good moment!"

Reminds me of my personal growth as an educator...

My prior life to an educator I was a businessman. I enjoyed and was the best in California (in terms of sales of Honda Motorcycles).

The process of studying your competetion and taking no prisoners was great.

I was not in touch with my emotions. I was stoic (military training...) and the business environment rewarded me for being so.

The students taught me a lot. I recall students "getting it." I caught myself with tears in my eyes.. I would quickly transisition to something else to hide my new-found "sensitivity."

I learned about what I call the "female" part of me. How to nurture, how to make commitments to assist others with no thought of "quid pro quo."

The process changed my life for the better!

Somehow, you have achieved your intuitive, wise perceptions with apparent mastery... of the process of recognizing the "fabrics" of relationships (spiritual, emotional and physical).

You create synergy...

I know you are enjoying the process! :-)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Regardless of how your sojourn worked itself through its challenges and experiences, Dallas, the results are so good! You're an outstanding human being.

I think I've even seen some opening up in you since we've met here on HP. I admit, you intimidated me at first, but I tried to not shrink. :-) Then as you began to share more of your background, your humanity came shining through more. Now that you're mentioning these other elements of your odyssey, it clarifies how you got 'from there to here' the more.

It's amusing in a way to witness a strong male discovering the softer side of his nature. To us women, especially if we've borne sons, it seems so obvious, even though as babes, the boys have the aura of masculinity in their expressions and responses. Still they are soft and cuddly little people we can only visualize as staying sweet forever.

But, of course, the process of maturing for a male is fraught with all sorts of challenges which tend to distance him from those sweeter parts of self.

A scientist, though, has to be aware that they are 'in there' and a physical reality! A male starts with one of each of the gender genes, one from each parent, and because the male gene is the dominant one, it directs his development to became a male. But all of his cells still contain both gender genes; otherwise, there would be no female progeny from him, since the female partner brings to the union only her two female genes, without which she wouldn't have become female. So whichever of his diverse two makes it to either of two female genes will determine which the new life will become. It's "in the genes", if you will! :-)

Thank you for the very kind comments about me, and yes - I do enjoy he process as it continues. Living is fun and is an art in itself, a challenging one at time!


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ps: Please forgive my oversimplification of the gamete>zygote process in the initial stage of human reproduction! (and this further oversimplification now!)


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Nellieanna

Intimidated YOU!?

Nellieanna, it was never my "intent!" Life as you know, is a process. I too learn and experience personal growth. I even "catch" myself having tears in my eyes from "some old stupid movie..."

I may never be comfortable about others seeing my "emotional state!" However, I have come a long way. I am aware of my emotional feelings.

I have learned to "compartmentalize" my military past. I was a different person then. Although the good thing about being trained to be "stoic," follow orders without question and to do things most people would not do.. provided a great emotional platform to be a good business person.

When one deals with negotiations, it serves one well not to be hampered by emotions. You learn to use the other person's emotions and create a perceived benefit for them...

Perhaps life as we know it reflect the idea and notion of "dualism." The IChing, Ying-Yang, night-day, hell-heaven, good-bad and etc...The male-female connection does not have to be "black, or white." Perhaps one can learn to utilize one's "whole brain" and combine both "sexes" to create...

You are a sweetheart!

I enjoy your mind!

Hugs to ya...


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Thank you, dear Dallas. I enjoy your mind, too.

Dallas,it may surprise you but I have first-hand life experience with stoicism, which I mixed with creativity to keep my being intact.

I don't wear my emotions on my sleeve, but neither do I deny them. I keep myself intact - all of myself. There is no need to choose, nor is it really possible. One is all of the same fabric, with its various threads and patterns. All are needed to be whole. It's a oneness, but with facets, rather than actually dualistic. It's multi-faceted but all of a piece. It's important to be aware of that as choices are made, so as to keep the essence and 'center' intact. And ultimately - that's all that really matters.

Emotions are powerful tools - both one's own and - as you say - others'. But one must be the most expert at using one's own. "Stuffing" them prevents true knowledge of them which is necessary if on one is to fully employ them. It's not just a matter of being 'whole brain' - it's being whole self.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Nellieanna,

I do reall our prior conversations in regard to your referenced, "first-hand life experience with stoicism." My mom shares a paralell...

Perhaps most of us have? Perhaps there are degrees of being stoic.

Bottom line: our learned life skills serves as a catalyst to being as you noted, 'whole brain.'

Sometimes it would be eaiser to be able to 'stuff it.' The balance between stuffing it and experiencing it is dynamic.

A seeker of 'true' knowledge.

Reminds me of a dissertation I did for PhD program. It was about Knowledge, what it is and how do you manage it.

An example is in the 'old days,' good will was an accounting term for the amount you paid for a business over and above plant, fixtures, and real estate. AKA know as 'blue sky.'

The present thinking is companies like Microsoft has their 'knowledge' quantified as a monetary value 'blue sky.' This knowledge is something that is inside employees heads...

This asset cannot be depreciated, how do you manage 'knowledge?' How do you establish a monetary amount for knowledge - as constrasted and compared to 'blue sky?'

Which brings me full circle to what our definition is of knowledge... Information may, or may not be knowledge.

Perhaps our unique manner of generating information develops knowledge...

Got to get back to my website: www.eyeswideshutweb.com I have an issue with the website looking different with different browsers...

Also, I have formatted the various forms (flavors) of EBook formats. Examples: Apple: IPad, IPhone3, Iphone4.... Amazon KindleDX, Kindle 1, Kindle2... Each format required a different source on my website. I have opted to use unique format labeled KindleDX) 'buy here' buttons... Six buying buttons, plus a button for those who do not have any of the above and simply want to down an EBook into their computer via PDF...

My 'Buy Book' page is going to be a challenge! I love and enjoy challenges...


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Degrees of any personal experience aren't ever part of the first-hand stimuli or their effects being experienced. What 'hurts' ultimately is in the subjective experience of it and it is always unique as it happens. Being deprived is one's own unique experience. Whether others are more or less deprived or hurt more or less is completely abstract and unexperienced between people. People even lose touch with our own past experiences somewhat so that we must try to recall how it was and we often either exaggerate or underplay it in contrast with the actual experience as it was occurring. If one is an empathetic person, he attempts to imagine what "it" is being experienced by another and how it feels for the other, but, at best, he can only modify or expand his own first-hand experiences in order to do so. He can never really feel the differences in degrees very far out of and from his own frame of reference. It's one more situation within 'subjective reality'.

Yes, of course our own learned and experienced life skills are the catalyst to our being whole.

I am sure I've 'stuffed it' but not deliberately or even consciously. Once I discovered all of what is "in here", I treasured and welcomed it. It becomes a tool in one's approach to life situations and others in them. It's sort of a built-in connector and bridge to more accurately interpreting beyond oneself. Probably it's a case of if one doesn't know and accept oneself, there is a gap in knowing and understanding the rest of the universe. In a sense, we are each a microcosm of that macrocosm, perhaps much more than we can know.

Your intense experience with business matters enhances your perception in wondrous ways! You can "see" in your mind's eye into some kinds of situations which relate to that experience. In a similar way, each of us has a base from which to make connections.

The example of MS's equating or quantifying what they think as monetary value 'blue sky' is a case in point. That the employees have it internalized into their heads is a bit like brainwashing, but it is valid when it works as intended, regardless of the effect on other areas of those employees' beings and whole lives. It's true, as you implicitly are saying, that companies (even schools, religions, families, government, law) use the method of brainwashing to instill their values and attitudes on impressionable minds, especially the young. But many folks are always children in being susceptible to this kind of control and installed 'inner direction' originating elsewhere. Possibly why many become angry and at-a-loss if and when that authority proves its clay feet. Examples: the current reliance on governmental ability to make everything work, or "how could God have let . . . happen?" or finding out that genetics isn't an exact science and concluding that science 'doesn't work'. The list is endless. Understanding its dynamic helps one assimilate and respond well to all of the kinds of situations which often arise from it. Of course, one needs to start with recognizing one's own 'buy-ins'. We all have them.

In a sense, it's the answer to "how do you manage knowledge or establish a monetary amount for knowledge - as contrasted or compared to 'blue sky'" ; these are among the kinds of situations to which I refer above.

And YES - everything about our unique manner of processing internal and external information contributes to our knowledge and its form.

Your website challenges sound most interesting. I can believe you love facing and figuring it out. I built my website - as a purely personal one - from scratch, so I can key in to some of the challenges involved, but I didn't and don't much care how it is received on various browsers, though I've become aware that some of its key elements are either ignored or distorted by some of those. Example is that when I open my own website here on my Mac, no music or audio sounds. My html is so primitive- haha - and all created on Windows computers, where audio is intact. But I can relate that if this involved the ability for prospective customers to BUY, it would be quite different and very unsettling to me.

I'm impressed with the solutions you apparently have worked out! You are so knowledgeable, plus inventive, innovative and downright clever!

I'll look forward to following that.

By the way - I don't intend to detract you from your projects! We've fallen into the discussion mode here, as we did on that site of mine! haha. You are so STIMULATING! :-)


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Nellieanna,

OK, I am removing an 'an onion layer,' peeling back my own 'subjective reality.'

My reality is the sum total of my life's experiences... Given this... I hestitate, but will proceed...

My prior life as a stoic began as a child. The military through screening and test determined I was a good candidate for Classified activities. I had the capacity of not being 'emotional,' of doing exactly what I was told to do and to not question. My military training included 'reinforcement' of being stoic... I would have sawed my arm off with a rusty saw if it was requested to fulfil my mission...

My stoic personality was developed by being a preacher's son of a religion I did not 'join.' I hated going to church. I was whipped (the old fashioned way by a belt) into submission. I learned to not display any emotions. Even as a teenager when the whipping routine included being whipped until I bled, I did not display any emotion. I hated my father. (I do not anymore - he is a sweet, frail old man). I have learned to forgive and appreciate he did what he thought was per his 'religion." He certainly did not 'spare the rod and spoil the child...'

Not to be a 'victim,' but to provide a more complete composite of who/what I am... I have learned to remember, but to accept what was and to move on... I have learned through my teaching experience what I did not learn as a child... to nurture, to be nurtured and acept from others. I can give until I have nothing - I have done this twice - another story!

Life presents opportunities for all of us if we chose to recognize them. I am a life learner.

Given the above, you now better understand what you mean when yuou used the term, 'stuffed.' It works for awhile... including 'brainwashing...'

My hands still get mosit if questioned about my military background... It has been over 30 years...

Braqinwashing is subtle. No one is immune. I thought I was immune to any external influences... It took years to accept I was. Not bad, not good. I get to decide what and how to build upon my 'reality.'

You touched tangentially on nurture vs. nature... what an open-ended discussion. I believe it is both.

Are we aware of our 'buy-ins?' I suspect not...

Back at you: "You are so STIMULATING! :-)"

I worked until 11:30 PM (14 hours) and the website 'buy buttons do not work... It is a combination of factors which I will resolve.

Your website displays the essence of you. Your creativity and integrated multi-mediums serve you well.

Congratulations.

'nuff said!


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Thank you for inspiring this!

It is how I feel. It may be just a start, but any start is good so I'll keep going.

http://majadez.hubpages.com/hub/Flying-The-Stupide...


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Majadez,

The longest journey begins with the first step...


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Dallas, totally off the subject of the rest of the hub, but .... you have a Hyacinth Macaw as one of the pix. They're my favorite bird, lol.

Back TO the hub - I'm still pondering collective consciousness. ;)


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

femmeflashpoint,

Yep, not a "coincidence" I chose the Hyacinth Macaw... They are an example of being life partners...

As you may know (for those who may not know).... the hyacinth macaw is the largest member of the parrot family. These macaws are social birds and generally live in pairs or small groups. Pairs are extremely faithful and share the tasks of raising their young. The hyacinth macaw's natural lifespan is estimated to be 30 to 50 years or more. Males tend to be much larger than females. This macaw’s beak is the most powerful of all birds and is used to crack hard palm nuts, which is their main diet. It can dismantle many bird cages...

Collective conscience... The term collective consciousness refers to the condition of the subject within the whole of society, and how any given individual comes to view herself as a part of any given group. There is an example of collective conscience, weird, but interesting...

More later..!


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Dallas, I've never had a Hyacinth. I've never even seen one of them up close. But, I find them to be marvelous, and some day, I hope to get to hold one and pet one, lol.

Parrots are spectacular animals, and when they bond with us, oh my, what a gift. For being so huge, with a beak that could crunch a hand off at the wrist, they can be equally as gentle and loving and oh so loyal.

As for smart, it's probably not just people linked to collective consciousness. I'm beginning to believe there are other animals linked in there with us as well. :)


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

I once had one at "Grand Opening" for a townhouse project... It was in the sales office. I rented it...

The "collective us..."


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

You got to rent the Hyacinth?


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

femmeflashpoint,

It was in Scottsdale, Arizona... From a pet store... Money was not a problem...

It was viewed as a "decarator" item...

I sold lifestyles and the Hyacinth contributed to my perceived idea of what my buyers wouild be attracted to...

It sold out quickly...


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Dallas, I'm almost jealous! :) Jealousy is an overstatement - but I'm thinking wowwww, how very cool!


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

femmeflashpoint,

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it... yet I was born with everything I need.

...Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.

Life is what you do with the "Dash." The things you do between the date you were born and the "dash" before you die...


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Jlava73 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

So True!!!! I needed a reminder of this.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Jlava73,

Thanks for your comments!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, this reminds me of the 'butterfly effect'. one brush of its wing will affect something near it, and as it continues it creates a bigger affect, going all around the world. I am fascinated by quantum physics, I believe each and everyone of us should use our minds in such a way that, if you believe in what you are doing, then will affect all, fascinating hub, rated up! cheers nell


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA Author

Nell Rose, Thanks!

The 'butterfly effect" works..!

Quantum physics understanding will change our world as we know it... Much to learn. The more we learn, the more we learn what we do not know.... and so it goes...

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