Rational Passion


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What is passion?

The Urban dictionary says,

“Passion is when you put more energy into something than is required to do it. It is more than just enthusiasm or excitement, passion is an ambition that is materialized into action to put as much heart, mind-body, and soul into something as possible.”

The less precise but widely held definition is;

“strong and barely controllable emotion.”

That one is inaccurate and projected onto women more than men. I don’t believe women are more emotional than men. I believe estrogen and testosterone make men and women equally emotional, just in different ways. Think about it. Women and men both go off the rails emotionally due to hormone imbalance; women the estrogen, men with testosterone! Those hormones align with physical workout by the way.

The reason for this definition still being popular is that humans are still most strongly motivated by lust and desire for sex and food. We are still at a basic primate level developmentally as far as our brains. It’s easy to see proof of that in our society. Sex, food, and money are the basic things humans want or all they want and those lusts control all of our institutions, politics, and families. If you look at most posts on social media, those three are the basic motivations.

But the first accurate definition is beyond emotion; it contains rational thinking, observation, decision making and taking action to materialize the passion. Most important, it requires patience and determination. It requires intelligence, vision, and choice. It ends up being a desire to serve and give back as well. It’s generous.

I want to point out that going this route does not make someone “better” than others, worthy of jealousy, derision, and offloading. It means they are willing to take what they’ve been given and work hard to apply themselves to the task they’ve chosen while others are not. They are good examples and deserve respect. I’m not always willing to do it though, only sometimes. It is the utter sign of laziness when others offload, use, and are jealous of someone who is likely equal to them in gifts and ability but is not willing to pay the price to do what the other one is doing! But boy do they swear that they love you. Love is actions, not words. Love is not rhetoric.

I am a passionate person, but because I’m all about transcending my subconscious programming from my family in order to become a conscious adult, I’ve developed my rational mind to a great extent to subdue the subconscious voice that is too emotional and dramatic,  addicted to secure habits and harps on the past. My motivation is to help add to the possibility of species survival as opposed to extinction, of which seemingly, we are on the precipice.

Why else would a majority of Americans elect the most self-serving, racist, greedy, destructive man possible to be the President of the U.S., allow pedophile churchman to continue to be the leaders of the Christian Church, allow science to be run not by the scientific method and rational facts but money and misogyny? Women will never be allowed into any of those institutions.

All of the behaviors in those institutions reminds them of the values of their family growing up, the subconscious mind; addiction, alcoholism, capitalist greed and ambition, ego, submission or abuse of their mother and then likely her abuse of them, incest, sexual avarice, and the hypocrisy of covering it all with regular church attendance and tithing. It sounds like a bipartisan congressional picnic to me. Is anyone really good? I don’t care about anyone’s details that would print in the National Enquirer. I’m not a judge or confessor nor will I accept name-calling or offloading because I know the truth.

It continues to entertain me to see the level of shock and dismay about Trump, as though anything he does or any motivation he has isn’t predictable if you’ve been paying attention for a NY minute. He was elected by his American children in certain demographic groups who admire his deviant, greedy, destructive behavior. They love how evil he is because then it gives them license to behave badly. They want him to burn the “house” down because it represents their hypocritical, unhappy, racist, alcoholic childhoods. Maybe their mothers were not only unhappy but also sexually abused them. There are a lot of messed up women out there but it’s taboo for men to rat on women or their mothers. Everything is blamed on the men don’t ya know. Otherwise, they’re called “pussies”. Some women really leverage that fear in men and are very abusive.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, in the collective house, the Democrats are the mom and the Republicans are the dad. The citizens are the children. This thing can’t turn out well…unless the Republican party uplevels to become a worthy opponent to the Democrats like they used to be.

I’m not better than anyone, as my mother accused me of believing about myself at Thanksgiving, but I am very psychic, can see the truth about people, have a real heart for humans, and deeply want to see our species survive extinction. I have a big vision that I’m not willing to hand over to small visions, petty jealousies, and lazy, irrational minds that don’t remember where they came from. We all have the capacity to be better and do better. I hold myself to that more than anyone else so there is nothing hurtful you can say to me that I don’t already say to myself.

I’ll just keep working and taking care of myself.

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Objectivity Can Be Over-Played


There is a balance to be struck between being objective and subjective in life. Being objective means you separate yourself mentally from the other person or situation and merely perceive them as an object to potentially be of use to your own ends. Our patriarchal system and all of our institutions are this way; very Orwellian. Bankers, military leaders, scientists, accountants, philosophers, and therapists tend to live life more staid and safe. It also means you sit safely in your ego and rarely apologize. Earthly power means a lot to objective people. I can get this way sometimes because I’m been through too many emotionally hard events that I’ve had no control over and did not create myself. That’s life and I’ve done my best to still suck something out of it to learn.

They are able to sublimate any potential emotions or needs that would attach you to them and make them vulnerable. This kind of behavior, if it’s dominant in your personality, stems from early childhood development of the subconscious mind where it wasn’t emotionally or physically safe for you to depend on your immediate family. They were too fucked up, but obviously, you were completely dependent on them for survival. Being objective saved your little soul. Good for you! Many can’t be objective and they don’t make it. The ability to analyze human behavior can be tremendously helpful when one of your parents or both, we’re nuts. On the other hand, maybe you were just born not caring. Some people claim to know human beings like that although it’s rare.

Intuition comes under subjectivity. Subjective personalities relish the physical senses and feeling life on its full spectrum rush through them. They are usually extrovert and run from place to place having adventures. They jump in, they don’t stand back, and they feel the love from others and give it in return. Artists, athletes, musicians, and actors are just a few that are willing to live life in the fire. I observe most humans as subjective because it’s natural to feel a flow with sentient life. Just as trees, flowers, grass and different animals coexist without conflict, we could too.

Both of these, if taken to extremes can burn you out. Objective -Subjective. We always hear, “You need to be more objective”. No one ever says, ” You need to be more subjective”. But it seems to me our leaders, institutions, and scientists do need to be more subjective. I wonder sometimes if they are real human beings. Can they peel their faces off?

No matter how hard the robotic humans and cold, hard, scientists try, normal people are emotionally involved with each other because ultimately, that’s what life is about. We crave it…all of us. They can’t stop it. The earth is one big ball of natural passion, from hurricanes to earthquakes. We roll with it and with each other, and people continue to die and are born. What a wild ride. It’s best not to overthink it because it doesn’t last long. Relish every breath you take and every hug you can garner.