The mariner has had a number of questions about the use of various words, their context and meaning. Presenting a broad philosophy about how to live better by making better decisions is sometimes heavy reading. What remains to be released is lighter reading. The mariner wants to make sure that key words in the philosophy of oneness are understood before we move on.
What follows is a list of frequently used words and the mariner’s intended use of those words.
|ANOTHER’S REALITY||A reality or situation that is observed in others. Their realties are accommodated in one’s decisions.|
|COMPASSION||Empathetic awareness of another’s distress and a desire to act in a way to alleviate that distress.|
|EMPATHY||The experience of emotional understanding, shared feeling, and understanding the thoughts of another.|
|ETHIC||A set of moral principles or values that guide behavior.|
|ONENESS||A sense of comfort, satisfaction, and achievement shared between one’s own reality and that of another’s reality. Oneness requires that a decision to resolve an issue is based on the greatest good for all persons involved and further, is a decision that is not driven by personal objectives.|
|PERSONAL REALITY||One’s own reality. Oneness requires that one must focus on an external (greater) reality rather than one’s own. One’s reality is always the lesser reality.|
|PERSON-BASED DECISION||Decisions that are made based on human quality of life as the most important factor. NOT decisions that prioritize assets, profits, or any possession above human quality of life.|
|REALITY||The sum of all circumstances that exist in one’s life at any given moment; the sum of self awareness both internally and externally. Basically, everything that has brought you to the present moment.|
|SITUATION||Similar to reality except a situation is limited to a specific set of circumstances or issues that require a decision.|
It is hoped that this short list of specialized words will help. Future posts about Oneness will be laden with practical applications.