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Christopher Strachan

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How Humans can grow within themselves.

“In order to be the best person you are, in order to have happiness, in order to better yourself, is to combine you with your inner self, and continually keep doing this process.This is the art of polymerization. This is how you become “one” within yourself.”

Polymerization is the act of combine or fusing two or more different substances or materials into one substance. Remember now that this is a theory, and one thing about theories is that not all are applicable in real life (a prime example is the Communism Manifesto). What I mean by “combine within your inner self” means that you have to accept yourself for you are a person, and then acknowledge your past. The reason why you have to acknowledge your past is because that is the foundation of a person: their past. You are made up of different moments of time (experiences) that happened in the past, and as a result, you are here.

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    Aug 4 2012: Buddhism has always had a strong pull for because it does exactly this: it provides a path for me to grow inside and become one with my self. Both "inside" and "self" evolve over time and that makes this a voyage of discovery that doesn't require Mars expeditions (of which I am a big fan :)
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    Aug 4 2012: It is important to learn from experiences; both personal and of other people, then it is important for one to be guided by principles, and to make sure that one's life is consistent with one's belief.
    The belief is the inner life, its expression is what we see.
  • Aug 6 2012: I suggest curiosity and ambition are important even if you become one with your inner self. You may regret what you did or said in the past, as most of us would have preferred we didn't do something in the past. Have ambition to work on your better self!

    Find courage to work through problems and develop a new inner self with a new identity of service to humanity. If there is tendency to seek pity for what happened in the past, then heal thyself with help from friends, or whatever and move on to a positive, invigorated new inner being!

    We have choices!

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  • Aug 4 2012: Q. P. states we must understand and except who we are, who we were and who we will be while centering ourselves with our essence. A quote from the book Quantum Philosophy: meanings answers and promises. “Y is a difference placed between our lives and Y’our lives” Your environment is a part of you. You must concede to the limitlessness of time and space, which in the book has totally different meanings than the norm.
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    Aug 4 2012: Sadly, I think real and profound growth often comes from experiencing pain and problems but I choose education voluntarily.