Realizing the truth about yourself (i.e. your beingness), will set you FREE to become the awesome person you really are!

Beingness implies or reflects a state of being alive and present within a specific environment and a state or fact of existing. Beingness also indicate a special uniqueness as linked to past experiences, present roles, future expectations, personal history and a unique Umwelt. Therefore, beingness is evidence of…

  • a living organism that has (or can develop) the ability to either act or function independently.
  • the way a living organism is in reference to its main attributes.
  • being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence which isn't illusory.
  • presently existing as fact and not merely potential or a possibility.
  • the state of actually existing objectively, as observable by our senses.

Beingness reflects or indicates existence with meaning and purpose… something that we all have, but which got “lost” in the capitalistic rat race of modern times.

1. Dimensions

Human beingness represent our humanness, which is constructed of many and wide variety of different dimensions, that - as sustained by context, circumstances, personal history and experiences - are specific, colorful, rich and unique for each person and forever holds the delicate - sometimes elusive - promise of possibility.

This amazing variety of humanness manifestations of beingness are unparalleled and not to be repeated in any time and space context. This bewildering array of individualistic attributes synchronized with noticeable characteristics, frequently may seem to be extremely complicated and overwhelming, however - as with all aspects in life - once we are able to recognize, identify and understand the balance or “pattern” of equilibrium within context; this initial “mind boggling” dimensions of human beingness is actually quite obvious, simple and common sense.

The equilibrium or balanced “pattern” of human beingness is composed out of the following identifiable dimensions…

An illustrating of the synchronicity of Human Beingness as the essential foundation for self-development & growth and to limit the impact of derailment & stagnation.

The sameness dimension (all people are the same) of being human presume the quality of…

  • being alike and
  • constancy and lack of variety.

Thus, the macro or sameness dimension indicate and describe those attributes, characteristics and behaviors that distinguish the human species from all other organisms on this planet. This dimension mainly deals with human universal principles such as biological needs, core concerns, security needs, affiliation needs, …etc., which frequently surface as norms through the application of the similar dimension.

For example… Our lives are constantly driven by dreams as a result of our desires, which evoke the force of our WILL to either do or not to do something (i.e. the sameness principle), but the manner in which we express our dream, is largely dependent on and determined by the norms (i.e. similar dimension) prevailing in the society or culture that we belong to and the collective religious beliefs that we hold dear.

The similar dimension of being human (some people are the same) and place emphasis on the human characteristic of being “herd animals” or social beings. The similar or micro dimension mainly deals with conformity or how “balanced” we can accept, accommodate and deal with tribal, cultural or society's requirements, rules and regulations.

The similar human dimension is chiefly base on influences sourcing from “peer pressure” that is steered, directed and/or controlled by the prevailing and dominant collaborative consciousness (i.e. collective consciousness) of the group or groups with which we “choose” to associate and identify ourselves with. For example, similar dimension peer pressures could manifest as the following norms…

  • The Christian, Moslem, Buddhist, Catholic, Atheist, …etc. for faith and origin of beliefs.
  • The Nationalist, Democracy, Dictatorship, Autocracy, …etc. for managing of and controlling people.
  • The Capitalist, Socialist, Federal, Monarch, …etc. to compose societies and structures of governing.
  • The Engineering, Teaching, Medical, …etc. which is ways of earning a living.
  • Money, possessions, power, …etc. as the foundation for status and success.
  • Love, loyalty, compassion, …etc. as basis for relationships and interactions.
  • Hate, revenge, aggression, impatience, …etc. as ways of defense and survival.

The difference dimension of being human contemplate that no two individuals are alike. The difference dimension or our individuality is all about self-expression and how we choose to interact with our environment, as determined and directed by our self-determination. Thus, being different highlights our…

  • quality of being unlike or dissimilar and
  • our unique variation that deviates from the collective standard or norm as accepted by the community or society (i.e. prevailing culture).

2. Oxymoron of Beingness

At any given moment in our life's we are simultaneously the same as all humans on this planet, similar to some and completely different from anyone one this planet, this highlight the oxymoron that… because all people are the same, we are all different and because our differences lies in our sameness, we are totally unique.

Sameness and Similarities protect our differences, emphasize our uniqueness and make us human.

The oxymoron of beingness - which often is difficult to grasp fully - might make a lot more sense, when watching this video clip.

3. Concluding Thoughts

We all come in different shapes and sizes, and we all have our own particular brand of strength- and weakness combinations. What's effective for one person may not be right for another. There are things that are important to us, that others don't care about at all! And sometimes other individual's behavior doesn't make any sense to us. But we should make a real effort to understand one another, to communicate well and respect human diversities… because, we all live together in the same world. We cannot expect every one to want the same things that we do. We are not the same person, so we will not always see and/or experience things in the same way. We have our own thoughts and our own ideas, that might or might not fit into the vision of what others expecting us to be.

By learning more about myself - and about others - we can come to a better understanding of of who we truly are, our strengths, weaknesses and the unique contribution that we can deliver for authentic self-actualization, improve our interpersonal relationships, realign our expectations towards others and gain self-knowledge that will actually help us to define and achieve our goals.

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  • Last modified: 18 October, 2018 @ 3:20pm
  • by Jan Viljoen