The physical world we see via our senses is the world of Becoming. This universe is always in motion and changing. The realm of forms, or ideas, is the universe of existence. It is absolute, self-sufficient, and transcendent. Ideas are never born or die; they are eternal objects of knowledge.
In classical Indian philosophy, the mind is seen as the creator of reality. So the mind can be said to be the master of both the worlds - that of becoming and that of being. An individual's character influences how he uses his mind -- whether he thinks himself into happiness or sorrow, success or failure. Thus, the mind is responsible for one's destiny in this life and after death.
People often say that you are what you think about. This is not exactly true. But it does show that your mental state affects your experience of life. If you focus on negative things, you will feel negative. If you focus on positive things, you will feel positive. That's why it is important to keep your mind happy all the time. Otherwise, some of the effects of mind and body interaction may appear.
You cannot change your destiny, but you can change how you use your mind. If you think negatively, you will feel negatively. If you think positively, you will feel positively.
Being is a fundamental property of some abstract things. They are non-changing thoughts that dwell in the ethereal domain of pure knowledge. The basic character of solid material objects, which are always changing, is becoming. Solidity and motion are characteristics of becoming.
Heaven and earth are examples of being. Being has no relation to time; it is only understood through thought. Time is a product of human perception; it has no existence apart from our consciousness.
Buddha, Christ, and Allah are examples of becoming. They are human names that denote a unique individual who lived at a certain time and place. Each one had a different personality and behavior; thus they are all becoming. None of them is still alive today; they all died many years ago.
The exact same thing can be said about every single person who has ever lived on Earth. No two people are the same: some are tall while others are short, some have white skin while others have black or brown skin, some have long hair while others have short hair, some have tattoos, earrings, or other adornments, some eat meat, others don't eat meat. This shows that nobody is completely being or completely becoming. We are both solid and fluid at the same time.
It is important to understand that being and becoming are two separate things.
Man has "the power to be in the world" since he was thrown into it. This "power to be" indicates that through being in the world, man realizes who he is. The world exists as a vista of possibilities and meaning for mankind. The world exists in the form of man's capacity for becoming. What is possible for one is possible for all.
At the same time, man also has "the power not to be in the world". Because of his ability to think and decide for himself, he can withdraw from the world and be its non-being. But man's decision to stay or go in the world is an important factor in creating history. He can choose to reveal himself or remain hidden. When he chooses to emerge from obscurity, he enters a new dimension of life where he can act and grow. History is made by those who show up.
We are beings in the world because we have the possibility to think and decide for ourselves. This means that we are free and responsible for what we do. But it also means that there is a limit to our freedom. We cannot choose not to be born, for example, nor can we quit breathing or drinking water. Our existence is based on more than just thinking and deciding. There are other factors involved as well. For example, a woman cannot decide to be born, but she can decide not to be born with cancer.
The Human Becoming Theory is a synthesis of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual variables that asserts that a person is a unified entity in constant connection with his or her surroundings. It revolves around three major themes: meaning, rhythmicity, and transcendence. Meaning can be found through purposeful living; through work for others or self-improvement; participating in community activities; and through faith or religion. Rhythmicity is the cyclical nature of life, which includes growth, decline, and rebirth. Transcendence refers to the idea that humans are capable of rising above their circumstances and achieving higher levels of understanding and consciousness.
Parse has said that his theory is not meant to be believed or disbelieved but understood so that people will live their lives more purposefully, meaningfully, and with greater compassion.
He developed this theory while teaching at Stanford University. In 1990, he published Living Beyond Your Head: What the Biology of Belief Systems Shows About the Reality of Life After Death. The book discusses how our thoughts affect our biology, which in turn affects what happens to us in our future lives. Our past lives influence our present one; our present life influences our future ones.
In addition to writing books, he has also written numerous articles for magazines such as Psychology Today, Science Digest, and Natural History.
Parse was born in New York City on January 2, 1926.
Meaning, rhythmicity, and transcendence are the three basic assumptions regarding human becoming. Human becoming is freely selecting personal meaning in situations in the intersubjective process of living value priorities under the premise of meaning. The lived experiences of a man provide significance to his reality. This is the first assumption: Meaning.
To illustrate this, let's take a man who loves sports and plays football every week-day after work. One day, he gets injured and can't play anymore. For him, it was a serious loss because he loved playing football so much. In this situation, we could say that the man lost his meaning because he was no longer able to select a meaningful experience from among those available to him. Living without a meaning loses its purpose and becomes meaningless. This is why the second assumption: Rhythmicity.
Rhythmicity means that life has a direction and purpose, but this direction and this purpose are not given once and for all. They change from moment to moment, depending on which experiences you make and how you select them. Even if you don't select any experience, there still is a direction and a purpose because living without a meaning or without choosing an experience would be impossible. This is why the third assumption: Transcendence.
Transcendence means that even though life has a direction and a purpose, these elements cannot be reduced to something objective outside yourself.
When we adopt the concept of being the change we want to see in the world, it does three powerful things: it stops us from judging others; it replaces complaining about others with self-reflection; and it inspires us to take action on the only thing in the world over which we have any control: ourselves.
The idea is simple but very powerful: as long as we are alive, we can choose how we live our lives. By choosing to make positive changes in our own lives, we can change our lives for the better. And by choosing to look at those around us with kindness and understanding, we can help them change their lives for the better too.
So go ahead, give it a try. If you think about what you want your life to be like and then work towards making that happen, you will never stop moving forward. You may not see immediate results, but believe me when I say that if you are really working towards something, you will find a way.
And don't forget to share your experiences with others.