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Transcend YourselfTranscending life and yourself will be the focus of this section. Transcendence bears some explanation. Transcendence for the purpose of this website means going beyond what the average human is. This applies to several main areas: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. I will explain transcendence in each of these areas and how you can begin to achieve it in your life. I recommend reading and using all of the resources available on this site in order to see all areas of life and how they will benefit you on your path to self improvement.
Transcendence means going well beyond what a normal human is. Many years ago, I played a computer game called Alpha Centauri. In it, colonists from earth created a space ship and flew to the nearest known star, Alpha Centauri. One of the ways that this game could be won is to arrive at the planet, and achieve a transcendence which propelled human achievement into an intelligence explosion and new state of being.
Physical TranscendencePhysical transcendence is the realization beyond normal physical limitations. So what does this mean exactly? This website talks about various things that can be done to improve. Part of that improvement involves physical fitness, healthy eating, nutritional supplements, meditation, etc... But beyond doing those things well, all the other areas like your emotional stability and confidence you have play a role. When all of these are in tune, I believe that a physical state of feeling great, and being able to accomplish great physical feats will be able to happen. Some of these physical feats may include the following.
- Running a 26.2 mile marathon
- The ability to handle a high work load
- The ability to run faster than normal
- Tremendous physical feats of strength
- Added resilience, much greater than normal
- Much longer living (well beyond 80 years old)
If you really wanted to get deep about physical transcendence, look at movies such as X-Men, Spiderman, and Dare Devil. In these movies, there are people and mutants with physical abilities beyond what is normal for humans. I leave it up to the reader here to draw their own conclusions, but think hard about physically what humans really could be capable of when doing everything possible to improve and become better.
Mental TranscendenceThink for a moment about everything you know (or should I say think you know). How much of what you know is correct? How much of what you know is not correct? How much of what you know that is correct is measured against all possible situations? Generally it is measured against what you believe and what you have experienced. In this way, mental capacity is limited and hindered because you only have one perspective and view on the way things are. I have no doubt that every person believes they know something that is really not true and that every person doubts something that is in reality very true.
Think for a moment if the combined human race was able to instantly collaborate and share what was known with each other in some spectacular way. And every person was open minded and willing to see past their own false pretenses. Just this act alone would open up a realization into things each of us has never even contemplated or thought of. The point here is that our mental capacity is very limited, even with those people who are extremely intelligent, unless each of us starts or continues doing the following.
- Become very slow to jump to conclusions
- Always seek evidence and reason for any information presented
- Think carefully and take time to discern truth and error
- Seek the best books and resources available
- Spend much time and effort learning and training your brain
- Keep your brain being used through constant learning and improvement
- Understand your limitations and the need for input from others
- Harness your mental capacity through intense study, focus, and meditation
When mental transcendence is achieved, a serious realization of how insignificant each of us are in comparison to the universe begins. You will figure things out for yourself, but part of what should happen is the realization that there is so much more out there to discover and that through increased mental capacity, humans can create solutions, solve problems, and further increase well beyond what there is today.
Emotional TranscendencePeople are in different emotional states throughout the world. Some may have diseases severely hampering emotional stability. But in general, people are in one of the following, or something similar, degress of emotional stability.
- Baby like state where crying for everything happens
- Child like state where naivety and playfulness occur
- Teenage like, selfish, and self-centered
- Growing up, and starting to realize mistakes of youth
- Trying to discover your purpose in life and become better
- Realizing purpose, and actively seeking ways to improve
- Discovering greater purpose and having improved greatly
- At peace with yourself. Not easily provoked or swayed by emotion
- Able to understand the emotions of other and yourself very clearly
Think carefully, the power that would come with always knowing what someone was going to do in a particular situation. Understanding the emotions of others to this degree allows situations to be predicted, and can help avoid dangerous situations (such as an emotionally unstable person about to commit harmful acts). Unfortunately, this kind of power can be abused, and those able to manipulate other people knowing responses to situations can use this for their own gain. Watch carefully how people react, what they say, what they do, and how they feel in situations. Get a feel for others in this way, and you will better understand why people do the things they do.
True emotional transcendence comes when you are able to predict the actions of others, and realize a wide array of emotions within yourself, yet at the same time being able to recognize and maintain a neutral emotional state, regardless of whether things are going well, or are not going so good.
Spiritual TranscendenceLast, spiritual transcendence is the most complex of all the areas of transcendence. This is because in the world there are so many views on spirituality, and especially religion. Living a way in which spirituality can be harnessed is the first step. After that, continual meditation, thought organizing, and intense focusing of inner will with persistence and determination will propel you towards spiritual transcendence. I know for myself that I have a long way to go to reach this level. At the same time, I recognize that it can be achieved and is a life long process.
I wish there was more I could say considering spiritual transcendence. I would read about spiritual guidance and then look over this page. Discover your spirituality from within - it cannot be told or forced. When you realize that your potential is unlimited and start doing the necessary things to improve yourself that this website outlines, you will have begun the journey to spiritual transcendence.
Thanks for reading about transcending yourself and this life. As humans, we have only seen the surface of what we really can become through dedication and improvement.