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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.
Beingness imply or indicates existence with … and living life to the fullest, being truly and fully alive. Something that we all possess, but which got “lost” in the indoctrinated capitalistic-bureaucratic rat race translation of modern times.
Unfortunately - now a days - we tend to “forget“ and ”ignore“ who we truly are and by default, we unconditionally surrender our personal beingness and subscribe to someone else's idea of leading a meaningful life.
Human beingness represent our humanness, which is constructed of many and a wide variety of different dimensions - as sustained by context, circumstances, personal history and experiences - that are specific, colorful, rich and unique for each person and forever holds the delicate - often 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 of 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 quite obvious, simple and actually common sense.
Human beingness is composed out of the following identifiable dimensions and recognizable patterns…
1.1 Sameness Dimension
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 indicates and describes those attributes, characteristics and behaviours 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 how 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.
1.2 Similar Dimension
The similar dimension of being human (some people are the same) emphasizes 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 mainly based 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 defence and survival.
1.3 Difference Dimension
The difference dimension of being human contemplates 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 lives we are simultaneously the same as all humans on this planet, similar to some and completely different from anyone one this planet, this highlight thethat… because all people are the same, we are all different and because our differences lie in our sameness, we are totally unique.
Sameness and Similarities protect our differences, emphasize our uniqueness and make us uncommon.
The oxymoron of beingness - which often is difficult to grasp fully - might make a lot more sense when watching the following 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. Some things are important to us, that others don't care about at all! And sometimes other individuals' behaviour 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 everyone to want the same things 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, which - might or might not - fit into the category of what others expect us to be.
By learning more about myself - and about others - we can come to a better understanding 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 help us to define and achieve our personal and professional dreams.