In continuums of being I address the layers we’re made of and I go into a bit more detail in ‘we become what we believe‘. It would appear that the closer we get to the ‘core driving factors’ of our being, the larger influence we find those things to have over the rest of our layers. Currently I still think that ‘belief’ is our most central layer, the more ‘core’ part of ourselves, but I word it that way because it also appears that there’s something even more influential than our beliefs, but it’s something that isn’t really ‘ourselves’.
An anatomy example
Some parts of us, some organs, some systems, are more valuable, important and vital, than others. Some parts are more ‘central’ or more ‘core’ to our function and capacity to do and be good, or even ‘exist’. Let’s say ‘skin’ is the most external part of us and let’s say things like the brain, heart or lungs are more core. Skin gets damaged, it can be minor or significant, but comparatively, ‘skin problems’ or even ‘skin improvements’ are only going to be of so much consequence.
Brain, heart, or lungs getting damaged however, as they play a more ‘central’ role in our being, have consequences that can easily become much more severe, very quickly. Injuries are very likely to be more significant and comparatively, problems or improvements are going to be of far greater reaching effect.
Let’s say hearts and lungs can be replaced, while brains can’t (yet). To that end, perhaps the brain is the most important part of our biology/anatomy. Improvements in brain function is likely to be more rewarding and beneficial, since it’s the most core part of us, than say improvements to skin, as the example. Similarly, brain deterioration is likely to be more negative, troublesome and problematic, than skin deterioration.
Point being, with all things, the closer we get to the ‘core’ issues, the ‘central engine room’ the ‘primary driving factors’, when we’re trying to make improvements, the greater return on investment our efforts are likely to produce.
The most core part of us, isn’t us.
It’s something more like ‘our connection to what is not us’, or ‘our access to the flow of life around us’, or ‘our receptibility to external truth’, or something like that. It’s less ‘us’ and more ‘what’s outside of us’ and around us.
It’s something like our doorway to everyone and everything: energy, frequencies, truth, spirit, life, movement, ‘the universe at large’ or something like that, I honestly remain uncertain although ironically simultaneously convinced.
When we think of ‘looking deeper inside ourselves’ or ‘digging through the layers’ we often expect to find things that are ‘more us’. Our primary driving forces, our most basic character traits, our core beliefs, our inner most thoughts. All of the parts of us that are ‘less tainted’ by the external world, less ‘influenced’ by what’s around us, assumedly as they are further bunkered within. However as I continue considering it all, specifically what those ‘deepest parts’ of ourselves are, what parts (when focussed on improving or bettering) end up having the greatest degree of influence over of us, I find myself returning to a thought that the purest part of ourselves, or the very core of our being somehow goes so internal it’s once again external, as silly as that sounds to say. We somehow go so far in that we come out again.
Now, when considering this concept, within the context of improving ourselves:
When trying to find what area ‘within us’ we should focus on improving that would do the GREATEST amount of good, it becomes less ‘us’ and more ‘our connection to everything else’. Of all the good we could become and do, it’s always going to be relative to the world around us. The truth, the life, the people, the circumstances of our existence.
If we were to become the best ‘us’ that we could possibly be, but were to do so in complete isolation so that our improvements had zero effect on anything outside of ourselves, it all becomes instantly less meaningful and significant. Kind of like, “now we die and our improvements are lost/wasted”.
If the world around us is receiving some kind of benefit from our improvements throughout the process, then even if we do die, at least SOME benefit has lived on, born repetitively and continually throughout the process of our own improvement.
To this end, it’s something like ‘our connection to ‘everything/the world around us’ dictates the extent of good we can do and become. The more sensitive, the more open, the more aware we are of the need and wants of ‘the world around us’ including the people, places, pets, industries, everything. The better our ability to respond to those needs in ways that are the most helpful. The more ignorant we are of that connection, or the more desensitised to it etc. the less relevant any improvements we make in ourselves is likely to be.
The ‘most core’ part of ourselves then, at least in this context, is our connection to everything that’s not us: everything else. It’s a doorway, a window, some kind of ‘access’ to an ever changing river that is, for the greatest part, ‘outside of our control or influence’. It’s strictly what is ‘not us’.
Our core of cores appears to be our connection to what is not us.