Our vision is simple. We see you as a unique existent whose greatest quality is that you can think.
Thinking allows you to understand your world, understand its relationship to you, and understand your purpose as more than mere survival but the responsibility to grow as the powerful force of reason and understanding you are invited to be.
To reach this vision, you must be able to see you as the mind, not a body with a mind, but a mind with a body. This is where we want to take you.
Look at what you are.
f I were to ask you to describe yourself, you would not start by stating that you are a fungus or a hairless animal that stands on two feet and has the power of speech. You will not describe your skin color, family connections, or what you own. Instead, you will describe your personality, your attitudes and what you know or can do. That is where your power is – that invisible attribute we call the mind.
In fact, what you see, what your body shows, are attributes you were given at birth. You have not improved on them. The only real improvement is in the development of your insight, understanding, and ability to think. But that is invisible. You have to reveal it, and it is only in the revelation that you are seen. That invisible inner attribute, therefore, is what we want to talk about, what we want to empower. And only you can empower it. That! is self-empowerment.
See what you can do.
o, look deeper. You have value systems that guide you to act in a way that reveals you as an intelligent, capable, successful being with kindness or at least, consideration for others. Those value systems influence how you act, how you display yourself. And that is driven by how you think. With the true fungus, there is no value system. A fungus does what a fungus will do, just that. Higher up, we see that a monkey will do what a monkey will do. Actions are somewhat predictable within a particular range of conditions. We do not similarly expect that the human being will act according to his/her race, gender, color, or even family. (The human being really does not behave as though all men are from Mars, or all women from Venus). You are an individual. You think as an individual. You act as an individual. So, you want to be treated as an individual.
Yet, every human is born equally empty. In fact, every baby will act like any other baby – the king’s son no different from the pauper’s, the black no different from the white, the priest’s no different from the sinner’s. But as each child grows, influenced by environmental exposure, guidance and discipline, each will develop mentally according to how he/she uses those opportunities.
We become different and unique depending on how we stimulate ourselves mentally. And that is not determined by genetic markers. No one is born to be wise, foolish, kind, cruel, happy, or sad. It may be true that genetic conditions can affect how well environmental conditions, guidance, or discipline will reach the person. Then, mental maturation may be slower (or faster), but it is never stagnant. And it is never fixed. Anyone can catch up and even surpass others who had a head start. It is never too late. But you must want to start.
emember, a mechanic can fix your car because he can see what is wrong and has knowledge that will apply since a car is a car, is a car.
A doctor can fix your body since s/he can see inside (with instruments) and his/her knowledge of anatomy can be applied as the human body is designed similarly, one to another.
Your mind, however, is unique to you and is hidden within you, or rather, you (the mind) are hidden within the body. So, no one can really access what is going on with you, the mind. We depend on what you reveal. And that can be determined by a myriad of factors – from your fears to your trust or your biases. And even if anyone can truly measure how you think and feel, the knowledge or techniques cannot be applied to anyone with accuracy. No one thinks or behaves according to ethnic, national, or even religious commonality. It always boils down to your personal experience, your value systems, and your sensitivities, factors that are hidden deep within you and accessible to only you. You just need to know how to fix them yourself!
So the best way to help you is to show you how to help yourself. After all, ONLY YOU can see inside you. All you have to learn is how to look and have the means to fix, not hide what you discover. We will give you both here.