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Embattled or Empowered

We should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality.”

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde makes a truly salient point on the triviality of serious matters and the seriousness of trivial matters. Think about it. In your present circumstances and with everything going on in your personal, professional, and social life, really think about the possible benefits and ramifications of following Wilde’s advice:

If you removed the weight from all grave matters – to the point where they truly take flight in weightlessness – how much lighter would you feel?

What would it take for you to make this ‘flip’? In a manner, the heart of resistance is the ego. Here too, Wilde captures it well:

 “It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.”

Oscar Wilde

The So What Factor (SWF):

Infinite Potentiality Theory (IPT) ennobles all individuals to reclaim effective agency at the singular level. (‘Singular’ being pivotal here because today’s electronic technologies mediate the individual’s effective agency to make a difference – one person at a time – ergo, singularly without dependence on others.) By so doing, s/he is empowered to realize his inherent and infinite creative potentiality (ICP). As soon as s/he does this, s/he attains ultimate freedom (UF) of and from the self and all related fetters of the self.

By setting aside the ego – as a fetter of the self – and giving weightlessness to gravity, you can ‘flip’ your reception and reaction to the serious and the trivial with relative ease. This is not to say that you must first attain UF before you can go forward with the ‘flip’. Instead, the ‘flip’ can be seen as a mediating action towards UF. In other words, as another avenue towards UF, it runs parallel to the one proposed by IPT (namely, the realization of ICP).

No matter which avenue you choose, the destination – ultimate freedom – is thereby arrived and so too, the benefits:

Letting go of ego – and its weighted burdens – is a liberation towards ultimate freedom.

Realizing ICP – the avenue of creativity – is a proactive, collaborative, empowering ennoblement towards ultimate freedom.

There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ choice. Both paths are worthy. Every experience towards UF is unique to each individual.

Whichever you choose, IPT encourages you to your highest ennoblement and challenges you to transcend to your (creative) potentiality!

Cheers,

JY

 

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The Self-Other Juxtaposition

Although Hegel’s philosophy on spirit, freedom, and subject-object hermeneutics (as per Paul Redding) may carry echoes in Infinite Potentiality Theory (IPT), there are subtle differences worth noting. As you read through all four volumes of Igniting an East-West Globalizing Dialogue, you should end with a comprehensive understanding of the salient distinctions making IPT singularly unique. Furthermore, throughout the space of this blog, I am providing you with practical, everyday examples of IPT’s application, further illustrating the theory’s distinguishing contributions.

For the purpose of this post, I will illustrate a subtle distinction between Hegel and IPT by focusing on his notion of: ‘Bei-sich-selbst-sein in einem Andern’ (being with oneself in Another). Allen Wood states that this “…is in fact the very actualization of my freedom” (Wood, Hegel’s Ethics). Think about this, if you will.

Being with oneself in Another as the actualization of your freedom.

In other words:

From the other, the individual derives the self and by so doing, realizes his freedom.

In the above, the three ‘players’ are: other, self, and freedom. The movement is from the external (other) to the internal (self) as a liberating action. Here, other defines self qua ontological meaning and freedom.

This is not far off from IPT:

Through realized infinite creative potentiality (ICP), the individual attains ultimate freedom (UF) of and from the self.

The three ‘players’ here are: ICP, UF, and (freedom from) the self. The movement is from internal active realization (ICP) towards external absolute liberation (UF) of and from the self. Here, self transcends to other through attainment of UF.

The approach is from opposite sides of the self-other spectrum, but the end result – freedom – is ultimately realized. However subtle, the difference of means towards the end – from Hegelian to IPT – is significant. The choice is ultimately yours; there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’:

If you take Hegel’s approach, you enter a paradigm of self-other dependency to actualize your freedom because it is a state of ‘being’ necessarily involving the other for that freedom.

If you take IPT’s approach, you begin and end without any dependency. The avenue towards freedom – ultimate freedom – is through realized creative potentiality (ICP) that already exists within yourself and in infinite supply.  Truly, with every creative act, you realize ICP every day, multiple times a day. And that is a beauteous realization…

Again, there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way of achieving UF. IPT encourages the way of realized creativity. As a product of creation – a created being – you already have the potentiality within you and in infinite supply. Sometimes, the things closest to us are the first to be overlooked. IPT empowers you not only to look at your creative potentiality, but also to leverage it towards your UF. (Ultimate because you can never completely break free from your self as it is wholly contained within your being.)

Why is UF so important?

In the space of other, UF ennobles the individual to take immediate agency and effect meaningfully positive impact(s) not just within his specific locus and for his present generation, but also for the concentric locus outside his location and for future generations to come. That magnitude of influence can be achieved most effectively from a self-liberated position with the full creative power of the ICP catalyst. Each time the catalyst is activated, not only does the acting individual gain leverage of his creative potentiality, but also do others around him. This is because the active charge of that catalyst is also released into the collective ‘pool’ of potential energy qua infinite creative potentiality.

And that is just a glimpse…

You have seen the positions from Hegel’s perspective as well as from IPT’s. Understanding there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ choice between self and other positioning, which do you choose? Whatever your choice, I wish you a leveraged empowerment to your noblest of all possible aspirations!

–JY


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Einstein’s Liberation

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self.”

–Albert Einstein, Mein Weltbild, Amsterdam: Querido Verlag, 1934 (from Ideas and Opinions, “The True Value of a Human Being”)

It is from Einstein’s brilliantly humbling words that Infinite Potentiality Theory (IPT) takes it’s inspiration.  Indeed, the concept of ultimate freedom comes from the liberation he mentions.  However, rather than place a value system on that liberation, IPT offers an absolute freedom whereby all fetters of the self – including value systems – are obviated.

Within IPT is a qualitative ontological paradigm shift of dyads from the phenomenological/metaphysical to infinite creative potentiality (ICP) – ultimate freedom (UF).  In the erstwhile paradigm, the phenomenological runs counter to the metaphysical.  Indeed, for Kant, man is even restricted from the metaphysical a priori realm, only able to access the phenomenological.  In IPT’s paradigm, ICP is necessary for UF.  The paradigm is not a dyad, it is a necessary collaboration.  Furthermore, it is critical that man access both realms.

Returning to Einstein’s statement and the value system he places on liberation, it makes sense that he does so within the context of the old paradigm.  Within IPT, however, the paradigm enables the individual’s freedom from any such systems.  By so doing, he is truly within a sphere of liberation of and from the self.

The SWF is thus answered:

IPT touches every individual as it speaks to the very essence of his existence at his highest creativity within absolute liberation.

Aristotle is credited with stating: truth is beauty and beauty is truth.

IPT proclaims: liberation in the absolute is ultimate freedom and this is an infinitely beauteous truth!

–JY


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Realization

Do you dream?

Do you aspire?

Do you visualize what your success looks like?

If you affirm any of the above, you know the effective power of the creative imagination in shaping your reality.  Creative self-realization is a powerful catalyst towards your highest potentiality.  Within this sphere, IPT argues the advent of UF as an absolute liberation of and from the self and all related fetters.

Within the below equation is a world of infinite and boundless possibilities in freedom:

IPT = ∞ CP  ∆͢   UF

The key operating factor is the effective realization of creativity ( ∆͢  ) and is what I call the ICP catalyst.  It is the liberating factor.  The amount of energy released from this realization – the catalyst – is exponentially greater than what Shakyamuni Buddha and the quantum physicists describe (please see “Ultimate Freedom”).

So I ask again:

Do you dream?

Do you aspire?

Do you visualize what your success looks like?

Take time today to dream, aspire, and visualize your creative self-realization…

–JY