jerlands wrote: ↑
March 13th, 2018, 8:42 am
Spectrum wrote: ↑
March 12th, 2018, 11:04 pm
ALL [with rare exceptions] humans are programmed not to fear mortality in their daily life. So I don't expect you to fear mortality consciously. But you ought to 'know thyself' re what is going on with your subconscious
re the knowledge of the certainty of mortality. Note the subconscious is 90% critical to one's life while the conscious is only 10%.
Humans are programmed to have terrible fears over the threat of premature death, i.e. dying before due time.
If anyone suspect someone is going to kill him/her now, surely you will have death related anxiety [subconsciously and consciously] till you resolve the problem.
For those who are very concern over their health and thus strive to eat healthy food, take loads of supplement, exercise regularly, - this is driven by the premature-death anxiety at the subliminal level. They will think they just want to be healthy, but they are not aware what is driving them to be healthy is the premature-death anxiety pulsing in the subconscious and subliminal level.
I think people look for wellness in order to more fully appreciate and experience life
. When the body is in an ill state of health that is where the minds focus is. Dis-ease is simply just that. The body being in a state of unrest.
Your thinking is too narrow in this case.
Think more, how many people take health supplements to fully appreciate and experience life more.
Their basic purpose - implicitly - is to ensure they remain healthy and don't die young -i.e. a very subtle form of existential threat.
What drove them is subconscious anxiety of death.
The point here is, one is consciously aware of what they think
they are doing something but they are not aware of what their subconscious are doing and driving them to do from deeper in the brain.
When the body is in an ill state of health that is where the minds focus is. Dis-ease is simply just that. The body being in a state of unrest.
What is more critical when one is in a ill state of health is the subconscious mind
can detect the person moving toward an increasing risk of death. This is why it generates an existential anxiety subliminally to the conscious mind to do something.
Man looks to improve his quality of life or at least that's what I perceive. How that's accomplished can be hashed apart to death but posture has a lot to do with putting ourselves in relation the external forces, like gravity for instance. How we posture ourselves in relation to others, how we posture ourselves in relation to earth, how we posture ourselves in relation to creation changes the way we interact with these external elements.
Re the points you raised above, do we really need 'religion' and theism to do those.
There are tons of non-theistic secular self-development programs out there for one to adopt to achieve those concerns you raised.
BUT what they [secular self-development programs] cannot achieve is to promise anyone the very desperate needed 'eternal life in a heaven' or ease the mental pains of the certainty of mortality, i.e. the existential crisis. This is the critical difference between religions [theistic or non-theistic] and every other aspects of life.
No other types of ideology can promise eternal life in heaven, only theistic religions will do that. Other theistic beliefs do not promise eternal life but they soothe the fundamental existential angst is some degrees.
Therefore the difference [isolated] is, the critical
purpose of religions [theistic or non-theistic] is to deal with the existential crisis re the certainty of morality and its effects from the subconscious subliminal levels of the mind.
Not-a-theist. Religion is a critical necessity for humanity now, but not the FUTURE.