Month: July 2017

Now I Know

Mount 

048                                                                                                               28 July 2017

MY KNOWING

We are all here to live every situation you can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life.  Murray Kibblewhite

CASE STUDY – GOING BEYOND MATERIALISM

Ramtha, page 96 says, “You all made the journey. That is not only splendid of you, it is also rather daring of you, and there is a bit of risk involved.  There is a great possibility, through the transfiguration of the great immortal self into the material plane, of losing one’s identity and become wholly embroiled in survival. And, alas, that is what most of humanity has done.”

When comparing Ramtha’s approach to that of Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs it, in my opinion, becomes obvious that most people stay on the first two levels, Survival (Physiological) and Safety, of the Hierarchy. These are the levels of Materialism.

For those who take the risk to evolve further, then the next three levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs are required: –

3rd level – Love and Belonging by participation in Groups

4th level – Self Esteem by becoming Recognised for Yourself

5th level – Self Actualisation through creating own ideas

Ask yourselfdo you want to remain entrapped in Materialism always worrying about your income and expenses, how to grow your asset values and wanting to live a “better” life?

Why not tryto become more than you presently are? Join a group or club and become involved with something you are passionate about.

Then take the lead and get others to join you in developing your ideas and desires.

All the time, look for opportunities to express your ideas, such as daily writing your ideas in a journal, add to a model or craft work you have developed or draw, write or plan your own thoughts.

Now is the time to move on!

Learnings

Every person needs to go beyond the first and second levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to become what they are fully capable of.

Learn to participate in Groups and become a Leader.

Learn to express your own ideas by writing a book or poetry; drawing or painting; play a musical instrument or write your own music; become an actor or dancer; design clothes, houses or software! The list is endless.

Start today. Create something today and every day.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what are the real lessons to be learnt?

 

Now I Know

Bande 

047                                                                                                      7 July 2017

MY KNOWING

We are all here to live every situation you can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life.  Murray Kibblewhite

CASE STUDY – HOW TO DEAL WITH RACISM

My Chinese lady friend suffers from bouts of depression. Often they are caused by her becoming upset by racial slurs and comments made to her and her Chinese friends. I was surprised by the depth of her feelings and the number and types of racial prejudices.

Last night we spoke by phone twice about her friend who has Angilicized his Chinese name but still was not considered for a job interview, even though he was well experienced. So I searched Google and found three articles which I sent to her.

The first article said“The Human Rights Commission in New Zealand figures showed most racial allegations stemmed from situations in the workplace (866), the public sector (795), or the provision of goods and services (553).The commission assisted 775 complainants, took no action on 247, and resolved 157 complaints although the outcome of 1725 cases were unknown.Of those who disclosed their ethnicities, Asians laid the most complaints (601), followed by Caucasians (580), Maori (398), and Middle Eastern and Pacific people (fewer than 100 each).”

The second article “Spoonley described the country’s racism as being in three levels; casual racism where people dismiss others and make jokes; racism targeted at recent migrants, a “recent dynamic”; and the third “ugly” racism on social media.However, he said discussions around racism needed to stay in the open.

“Everybody has a stake in this, and we should all say what we think … but give it respect.

“We need leaders to provide some direction and some substance to the debate … because as soon as it goes online the debate gets very ugly, very quickly.”

The third article is from an interview of a Chinese business woman. “Yang said she had come to accept racist comments as a reality of being a New Zealand-born Chinese.

“I have been stopped abruptly in supermarkets in Gisborne –  some people having never interacted or spoken to an Asian person before,” she said.

“I’ve been screamed at by carloads of people on more than three occasions in Hamilton … I have been stopped in car parks on my way to the public toilets by groups of boys to jeer at me.

“Heck, it happened to me right outside my house the other week at the traffic lights through my car window where a guy looked at me dead set in the eye and yelled ‘nihaochingchong’.”

Yang said it was “awkward” growing up in a country where, as a child, she was constantly shown that because of her skin colour, she was not worthy to be here and would never truly be considered a New Zealander.

“You live a split identity, neither here nor there,” she said.

“But as you grow out of that childlike state of wanting to ‘belong’, your identity and your roots forge deeper still.”

The last sentence was, in my opinion was the most important comment made. She was now indifferent toand looked down on the person making the racist comments as she had a different learning to the one being experienced by the racist protagonist.

Learnings

My Chinese lady friend needs to learn to let others say what they life as they are entitled to say what they like. But she has to learn to remain aloof and separate from their comments as she is learning to be independent autonomous with self-control so she does not attract such remarks in the future.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what are the real lessons to be learnt?