Impacts of Resistance
Craig N. Shealy, Making Sense of Beliefs and Values
Why does it matter for us to understand
how we have become who we are?
Any person enters experiences pre-conditioned.
Our pre-existing worldviews and core needs
filter and influence how we:
Their impacts are significant within diverse areas of our lives.
We might view reality as if our individual feelings of
security or insecurity, hope or despair
are the only way to view a situation.
But are there maybe also other valid interpretations?
Our view might make sense in our current frame of reference.
We might experience life as if
our individual experiences, thoughts, and feelings
are the entire and accurate representation of reality.
But is it also true for the other person right in front of us?
To us it might appear real in this moment.
We experience situations from our individual viewpoints and
form perceptions of a group based entirely on our assumptions.
But what might be the real experience of that group?
We connect to members of a community with our pre-conceptions.
We view the world from our subjective knowledge and experience
and base our choices on our worldviews.
But what if we unconsciously resist or avoid painful issues?
Our social choices might feel congruent with our personal views.
“The greatest dilemmas of our times
are directly connected
to the lack of understanding ourselves.”
Craig N. Shealy