These are commitments which are related to perception.
This involves making a commitment to seeking the truth.
Now we're not referring to seeking the truth from others, which many people believe is the truth but it isn't - it's a hypnotic suggestion (please refer to the start page in our 'Resources' section to understand how this works). If you're seeking out and accepting truth from others you're not accepting truth, you're creating authority.
When you're creating authority you're buying into the various agendas, con tricks, shell games and other ruses to keep you in your place and on your knees. You're not only betraying yourself you're also being a mug and those who are selling you 'the truth' will take advantage of the fact - sign this petition, attend our demo, join our rally, please chip in a fiver, buy my book, attend this conference, hear me talk on stage, please donate..
Nobody can lead you out of the darkness of your ignorance into the shining light of truth. Thinking that they can is just plain nuts. You have to be your own shining light in this world. Nobody else can be your shining light. You can create either authority or truth. That's it.
See the next tab 'Developing perspective' if you're really interested in seeking truth. If you just want authority and someone to tell you what to think, go find a political party.
Developing perspective is what creates truth and is something we expect you to commit to when you join the Qultura community.
Truth is relative to perception and only you have that perception. Perception is a matter of sense and experience and is developed through going through a felt sense of immediate experience as much as possible. On the one hand you have to go out into the world, connect with people and go through the experiences, and creating truth is the same process more or less to developing empathy, but you also have to look within and this is part of the processes too.
Within the context of this whole Consensus and what's written here, this is arguably one of the most important and significant commitments you could make within the Qultura community.
It's important to understand that dis-empowerment doesn't just come from authority and the various hierarchies. Most people in society also proactively participate in dis-empowering themselves and other people. The lie of individualism is still very popular and widespread. This results in the various mindgames people play out on each other, such as:
- the various praise and blame mindgames
- the game of 'Who started it' or 'Who is responsible?'
- the game of 'Who Can We Give The Jollies To?'
- the game of 'What can I Get Out of Others Today?'
- the game of 'You're responsible because'
- the game of 'It's not fair because...'
- the game of 'I've got more entitlement that you because...'
- the game of 'I'm better than you because..'
Another major commitment is not playing these mindgames which focus on developing and maintaining divisions and boundaries, all of which are based on the lie of individualism and the toxic, self-centred 'me me me me' cultural mindset of today.
This is one of the reasons why we need to develop empathy in a way which dissolves all these artificial divisions and boundaries between people.
Here we're referring making a solid and consistent commitment to personal freedom and civil liberty. Only we're not talking about demanding this from the government or anyone else. What we're referring to is you not building your own invisible psychological prisons in your life or chaining yourself to any societal treadmill.
Your goal in life, if you really want to develop empathy, is to take that single, individual perspective of consciousness in the sea, and move it through the various levels of your mind. Take it from the conscious mind into the subconscious mind, and then beyond that out into the field and the super-conscious collective mind, and back again. Just like a single wave in the sea goes up and down, peaks and troughs, you have to cycle an evolving state of consciousness through the different levels of your mind.
What you need to be doing is adding new layers and depth to that consciousness. You can do this either by connecting to others, by being part of a community, or by learning and expanding your mind.
You see when you get stuck in your environment physically, and you are no longer moving with the cosmos or environment around you, this means that your awareness is stuck, your perspective is stuck, and your consciousness is also stuck. Everything else is moving but you're stuck. There is no separation between your inner state or your outer state, or between you and your environment. It is all interconnected and interdependent. What happens is that your environment becomes a reflection of you.
The key to life is to keep pace with your environment and move around enough, and to seek change enough stepping in and out of your comfort zone, so that you never end up stuck, and you can actually develop your consciousness. This is how you develop empathy - not by holding up a yardstick against yourself and focussing on what you think are your imperfections. You have no imperfections, you have trauma, and trauma exists to motivate you to seek out and develop empathy. You will always have issues, you will always have baggage, you will always have trauma. The perfect you is an illusion. If you want to work on your trauma embrace them and move on to another area of consciousness through developing empathy through others in the community.
This is no different to taking physical exercise. If you don't take exercise you become unfit and unwell. If you don't move around in life and develop empathy you become disconnected, ignorant, dis-empowered, frustrated, lonely and mentally unfit.