There is a lot of talk about the idea that true, deep, happiness (different than simply excitement) comes from within a person’s being rather than from the outside. That is to say that true happiness is an intrinsic characteristic. The common suggestion suggests that one may need to pay active attention to this findable intrinsic characteristic in order to be truly happy.
A lot of ideas out there are based on ancient teachings. These are teachings which technically used a different language, or, at least, a different understanding of the language in use than may be understood today. While many of the words and linguistic characters of ancient languages exist today, the true and deeply felt and understood meaning of the words has changed. While I pose little real evidence of this (evidence of this may be hard to find, considering the data that would be required), I feel and understand that it is highly likely that the infinitely deep connotations of word shifts and changes throughout the time of its use in society present us with a different skew of reality, based on a shifted understanding of the modern language.
This is not totally remarkable, considering we do understand that the way we use words changes over time, so there is some concrete evidence of this. Nonetheless, if one can accurately theorize (understanding probabilities and logical flow) and acutely observe, then one can find facts removed from the more institutionally practiced observational studies.
Continuing, the idea of happiness coming from within sounds very nice and it also sounds like it bears truth. However, just saying, “there’s a million dollars awaiting you” does not often lead one to obtaining the happiness. This is presuming that in this aforementioned case, you understand that there is indeed a way to obtain the million dollars — a way that is good to yourself (noted as a connotation of a good person saying that). What’s frequently suggested in the popular domain as a remedy to this inability to solve this possibly solvable puzzle is a wide variety of practices and teachings that, through a vision you have not yet obtained, will elucidate the material that you were pondering, allowing you to find the happiness that is claimed to exist intrinsically.
Thinking about it more personally, it does make some sense. Why would a living being not realize that it, itself, is simply entertaining its own self-manifestation? There are lots of sentences out there that try to explain why happiness does, indeed, exist intrinsically to a person (and likely to an animal, as well).
Then, one has little choice but to wonder, why would we not have happiness already if it was indeed possible? Does the body enjoy tormenting the mind?
The truth is, there is a barrier between you and intrinsic happiness. This much is obvious (unless you’ve found the proverbial true happiness already). This is often the spiritual teaching that you find. The spiritual teachings agree that there may be a barrier between you and your already possessed intrinsic happiness.
Other teachings teach that you must be clean and pure, in the eyes of God. That is, your nature must not be off-putting to him (or even her, as angels are complex) — the sight of you must be without distrust. The theory, though, still remains, that since it is your nature to be good to God, your physiology and psychology work well together when it is aligned to the Will of God, which is the best will, definitively, as it is thought to be the truth. This is because the truth is what allows you to align your beliefs together, and ultimately all is made of beliefs and ultimately the belief in the validity of truth — the power of knowledge to maintain, effect, and sustain.
Either way, there seems to be a barrier. I would suggest that both of the variants in spiritual teachings are valid, but they are not explained well enough for the modern person. While there is already a lot of material in the public space to recite, true understanding is necessary for us to be satisfied.
While I’ve explained the source of depression (native neural and physiological faculties becoming void of life), there is still a need for the spirit and spirituality of true, ultimate, happiness.
The source of unhappiness actually stems from the idea of a quest. This even applies to depression. It is because of a quest that an existing being would entertain unhappiness. This is due to cognitive ionization or polarization, which can be innocent (and curious) or malevolent (and dangerous).
In the world of information, which comprises reality, a quest and a question are the same thing. The involvement of hardship in a quest is a little easier to envision than the involvement of hardship in a question, but since there is a lot of similarity between a quest and a question, the understanding transfers nicely.
What you are perceptibly plagued with are questions. Your being forms desires and these desires bring questions. Every time you encounter a question, you find that happiness arrives extrinsically. This is when happiness appears to come from the external world. When you have only answers, you’ll find that happiness does indeed arrive from within.
Therefore, in order to find happiness from within, you actually need to know the answers to all the questions that you would care to have answers for. This excludes things that bother people, like the invasion of privacy, namely. This may sound like an impossibly tiring and time-consuming ordeal, but with the realization that your body possesses and processes the gamut of emotional combinations, it’s simple to understand that emotional coherence possesses the answer to everything.
I use the phrase, “emotional coherence,” instead of, “cognitive coherence,” because I believe that all ideas are elaborations of emotions. Therefore, those two phrases indicate the same idea. It may be clearer to understand if one thinks about it from a fundamentally emotional perspective — that is, a perspective that indicates that any idea, whether it be a cat or a philosophy, is really a combination of emotions, which can be represented as turbulences (or vibrations, to say it more simply).
This is to say that the fabled ideal of cognitive coherence bears the answer to the ability to find happiness from within. However, cognitive coherence is lost easily without words to anchor its understanding. That is why a logical methodology of thought is needed to be learned in order to truly understand these modern enlightenment-thought concepts.
Cognitive coherence and thus emotional coherence really are the intrinsic ability to answer all things. There is a gap between your understanding of the answer to a question and your ability to find a collectively understood explanation of the answer. It is possible to intuitively be seemingly precognitive regarding discoveries of truth. Like Einstein and Newton, it’s possible to understand truth deeply enough to discover fantastic ideas.
However, in order to find cognitive coherence, you need to feel the answer to all questions. This is the feeling of the understanding all things. This only comes from the understanding of all topics. Once you understand the principles and ideas behind existence, you can quickly deduce the answers to the rest of the topics, although I imagine there may be a couple tricky questions.
You are born and grow with many questions. The process of development is a process of questions and resolutions. This applies internally and socially as well — one should always be the answer. That is to say, you, yourself, understand, inherently, the appropriate and accurate answer to all things. If you ever find yourself feeling like you don’t know the correct answer, remember, that you actually do – it is the point, or event, of personal coherence.
The event of coherence is the source of all answers.
This brings me to another topic. What about cognitive incoherence? This is an interesting feeling that exists in two ways. In one case, it is the state of brokenness. However, in the second case, it can be an angel or a demon. A demon, obviously, would contribute to brokenness, while an angel would contribute to health. In the case of understanding the state of being in cognitive incoherence, this feeling, which is technically an angel when understood (and configured) properly, becomes accidentally shunned. This may be due to a misunderstanding of the word, fear.
Cognitive incoherence is the reason for fear. This can be experienced in two ways. One way is towards the repair of cognitive incoherence, and the other way is through the aggravation of the incoherence. With the first way is the understanding that the accurate corresponding emotion is fear, and that emotion leads to self-repair.
Fear can be a negative experience. This is because not all patterns of fear are the same. There are two major types of fear. The first is the fear of something great — like the fear one feels at a safe edge of the Grand Canyon. The other is a horrific and messy fear.
Fear can also be a positive experience. The first of the types of fear that I listed is a good experience. The sense of awe and wonder that is felt really is a symptom of the feeling of fear. This is similar to the feeling of the Fear of God, which, I think, was traditionally actually the best feeling. This is because the Fear of God is a divine redeemer of sanity. In the light of truth, one becomes aware of cognitive incoherence and can feel it as a type of exquisite fear. This is because it is functionally healthy and thus psychologically valuable.
Today, we don’t understand it well. What we’re looking for is to properly understand cognitive incoherence. While every pattern of emotion can be interesting, there are dangerous patterns of emotions, and this is where we find the negative understanding of fear.
When we’re in danger, we feel stressed, because we’re ramping our capacity for engagement, which puts one’s body under unideal conditions. This being in an unideal state is the negative feeling of fear. That’s what horrific fear really is — being in and entering into an unideal state of being. That is different than good fear, which is the Fear of God, which is similar to the fear being near the edge of the Grand Canyon (assuming one is understandably safe), the sight of a great storm approaching (assuming the storm is not an inconvenience), or the height of a roller-coaster.
The difference between the two obviously involves a feeling of safety. The effective difference of the two is that one is reparative and the other provides no solution. From a strictly psychological perspective, finding the appropriate feeling of fear can be of great help. What this does is it remedies the problems caused by cognitive incoherence.
What spiritual teachers really mean by, “don’t fear,” is that one should not dislike the true self. What we often claim to be fear is really an internal distrust and animosity of the self, and this is likely coming from a misunderstanding of what fear truly is.
Firstly, fear is actually an expensive emotion. It is the expensive emotion. It is expensive because it represents a system designed to repair a broken system. Possessing a broken system is expensive, and that is represented in the quality of the appropriate emotion of fear. As such, a good fear is a high quality fear. Its implications are functional and physical. This emotion of fear, once one has found it, must be maintained and understood in order to continue to shine unto the person its emotional brilliance.
I suggest that the emotion of fear is the most exquisite emotion, but not any fear, due to the nature of the emotion of fear. Fear indicates that there is potential for danger under the conditions of one or more beneficial assignments, which are quest–reward structures. Understanding that the more fundamental reason to experience unhappiness is the desire for questing, you see that there is a prosperity-based reason that locks you into possessing, managing, and handling fear. Otherwise, you could let go of it very naturally and automatically. If you couldn’t, you actually believe that it’s worth it — that it’s worth it to possess the fear, which is of some sort of loss or failure.
What you may dislike is the improper and unhelpful feeling of fear. This is because fear is an understood and, through its understanding, a constructed emotion. Fear is a very unique emotion in that it possesses an almost material quality. It can indicate response and care. In this way, fear can be a good emotion. It can also be a bad emotion, similarly to the way material items are — good and/or bad.
Fear can be a bad emotion if it’s messy, confusing, and hard to understand. This is because being confused and in fear are forms of hardship. Fear needs to be organized and assembled neatly. I think, if I were to say something negative about modern society, it would be that we misunderstand fear, and this misunderstanding is the root of many of our problems.
Cognitive incoherence, also known as fear, can be remedied in a beautiful, practical, and inspiring manner. What this ultimately amounts to is the ability to handle cognitive incoherence well — through advanced planning and development. When one is faced with incoherence, one should hope that it is a pleasingly helpful feeling of dissonance rather than a mess of psychologically tangled worry.
It is, in part, because we don’t understand fear well that modern society possesses a mildly erratic pattern of social behavior, where expressions are exaggerated and truths are so frequently muted. It’s because interpersonal behavior or any multiple party intelligence involves the feelings of fear. The problem occurs when the society has a poorly managed fear. That is, intricate, shiningly brilliant, and meaningful elaborations of the common fear are nearly nonexistent. It’s like we, as a planet, seem to have fought hard to destroy fear instead of improving it.
Fear should be stunning, amazing, ingenious, benevolent, practical, helpful, comforting, motivating, natural, clean and clear, sublime, and indicating an ongoing expense involved, due to the appraisal of its functional nature.
If you follow this path forever, you’ll have the ultimate fear. Fear is not free, is the truth, and it is likely the only emotion that is not actually a free emotion. This may be because the life that is and was wanted an emotion to possess the quality of expense, and this emotion was called fear.
Quality feelings of fear can lead the psyche to a state of coherence, so in this way, if you follow this path forever, you’ll also have no fear, but you’ll have had fear that was of quality and thus nicely effective in remedying a confused mind.
The emotion of fear is actually the emotion of expense.
Understanding that the quality of expensiveness can be a wonderful feeling, you can reconfigure your understanding and feeling of fear to more resemble this. However, you don’t want to get caught in only shopping mall trifles, so do remember the mountains and great monuments of nature — feelings that transcend the fabric of perception itself. Still, it’s a subjective compromise between these two that is closest to the right feeling of fear. Nonetheless, fear is a never-ending emotion and will always improve in some direction. It is a directional being, really, as it, hopefully, moves one to sanity.
Now you can understanding both happiness and fear, and you can have both. Any word would be a polarity, so to have two words, you have a completion. Happiness and fear are likely the two categories of emotions — the yin and yang of bliss. With this understanding, you see, that there are two internally biased emotions — fear and happiness — and one externally biased emotion — question or quest. This presents a total of three emotions when considering the external world.
Questions aren’t necessarily a form of happiness or expensiveness, as they can take on many different qualities. To live without hassle, it’s important to understand the meaning of your questions and quests.
For every hardship you face, there is a rational reasoning. It’s just that a rapid encumbrance of features allowed for a faster development of our species at the expensive of an added difficulty in sustaining life. The answer to every hardship you face is the singular answer that cognitive coherence or emotional coherence provides, so internally you should have that knowledge, awareness, and emotion. Nonetheless, a word is a polarity, so you also have the feeling of fear, as well, and hopefully it is good to you (and you are good to it, since fear is an intelligent being).
Socially as well, one should always be the answer to everything. Simply understand that you truly do know everything and seek to understand this knowledge you possess better and with more elucidation in the light of one’s peers (who possess the keys to language). While maybe you don’t have a Wikipedia explanation for everything, at least know the right answer and that the right answer is truly just who you truly are, were you to be coherent. Be confident in that coherence is the answer and that there is no other possible answer to intuitively knowing truth than cognitive (and thus emotional) coherence. Any other idea is just a whim of Satan.
No one can know a better way than the way that postulates that true emotional and cognitive coherence is the answer to all questions. Anyone who claims otherwise is lying. Be confident in this understanding.
I will explain it more thoroughly. Cognitive coherence is coming from the idea of internal angels all finding the same fundamental truth. This is inherently unspeakable, as it exists before the complexity of vocabulary. Its explanation is learnt and becomes like a song (if it is true).
This means that different faculties of your being — the ongoing memory of sunlight with the ongoing memory of day change, all possessing a cloud of intelligence — they all agree on a fundamental truth. In a way, this truth is more like a light, as its vision is really an indication of interest.
This is the truth of the self. It not only knows the answer to most of science (and the fabric of reality), it, more importantly, also understands what you truly want to do.
While cognitive coherence has been a long-held idealistic pursuit of mine — being with me near my start of knowing enlightenment — I hope this understanding that I’ve presented is significantly more developed than I was presented prior, both in a practical way, and in a way that bears abundant clarity.