Relative Reality

by Scott Canipe

Relative reality is something that exists on an individual basis and is the catalyst behind our daily activities. This is extremely important to say the least, for it lays a strong foundation for us to either be happy or miserable, to be successful or fail, to walk in light or flounder around in darkness not knowing which way to go. 

It is imperative that we know what relative reality is, the importance of it, how crucial it is for mankind's development, and how to maintain or change it to achieve our personal growth.

What Does Reality Mean?

Humanity has forever asked, "what does reality mean?" The definition found in the dictionary  is "the world or the state of things as they actually exists, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them."

Scholars, philosophers and bright thinkers throughout the ages such as Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, John Locke, etc. have all studied and pondered what reality is all about. They endeavor to use different philisophical thinking modalities to clarify it. Modern science attempts to use quantum physics as an explanation for reality. It is a subject that has created great intrigue. 

However, I feel we tend to complicate reality and not take it for what it actually is in simple terms. Once we do this, it is my estimation that we make it work for us more efficiently. There are many benefits that will manifest from simplifying reality in many diverse ways.

With my personal study, experience with people and becoming acutely cognizant of self-awareness. I feel that reality can be broken down into two compartments:

1. Ultimate Reality - Big picture reality that everyone is subject too regarding math,  science, following established laws in the society in which we live, etc.

2. Relative Reality - Individual reality on a personal basis

In this article, I will deal with the latter and how it impacts our lives individually. 

Relative reality, typically, differs from one person to the other. Some people are financially stable and others are not. Some may live in a state of high self-esteem and others are mentally fumbling around with their shoulders slumped with no confidence at all. Strong and vibrant relationships are experienced by many, while other couples fight amongst themselves, have no direction of purpose and exist in a state of anger which can lead to depression.

Knowing the state of our relative reality gives us an illuminating awareness of where we are in the world and what we are doing. This is one of the keys for self-fulfillment and being happy. It is my estimation that these are the four most important areas within our lives to maximize our potential and experience happiness: 

1. Physical health (physical fitness, healthy diet, proper rest)

2. Mental state (self-esteem, dealing with stress properly, and have an optimistic outlook on life)

3. Relationships (vibrant familial, romantic, friends, acquaintances, business and work, etc.)

4. Financial stability (healthy cash flow, smart decisions with money, investments for long-term)

If you are lacking in either one of the four mentioned above, don't worry. You have the power within to make the necessary changes that will affect a positive life change, which will ultimately create a state of happiness and fulfillment. 

Positive Change

Alter your Relative Reality for the better!

We all have the power to to alter our current situations. Sometimes it is more difficult than others to affect positive change. Many want to but don't know which direction to turn or how to start. I have broken this down in five steps: 

Face the truth - You must take an honest look at yourself and your current situation with regards to what you're trying to alter to affect a positive change for the future. If you are physically unfit, you must admit it. If you are broke, you must face it. If your relationships are suffering, you must come to the conclusion that something has gone awry. The list goes on and on. 

Commitment - Once you have met your relative reality head on, you must now make a commitment that you are going to change it. With conviction, promise yourself that you are going to get out of this current dilemma and mean it with a vocal and physical affirmation. 

Planning - Set forth a plan of action acquiring knowledge by doing research and becoming resourceful regarding what you are trying to change in your relative reality. Learn the details by being meticulous, chart the course and go after it! Make sure you have a sensible goal that you are trying to attain. Once you do that, work hard to get to that point.

Discipline and perseverance - "Beginning is easy, fulfilling the goal can be long and arduous." With this quote, nothing could be farther from the truth. Anything that we begin has a novelty feel to it. It is fresh, brand-new and exciting when we think of the end result. However, getting there can be quite a task, because you have to change your habits and lifestyle. This is not easy but can be accomplished if you are disciplined and persevere until the end.

Attained goal - Now that you have reached your goal, you must maintain it. If not you will become lackadaisical and ultimately lose this happy and enjoyous state of relative reality that you worked so hard to get to. Continue on with the habits that you have developed that got you to this place and maintain your current position.

If you are in a state of sadness, physically unfit, financially broke, lonely, lack self-confidence, and all the other negative aspects of life, then you can most definitely change these horrible states of relative reality. But, it takes one to realize that change is necessary and from that point on be courageous enough to make that change for the betterment of your life. Good luck and greatness awaits you! Remember this inspirational life quote, "to be the best you, you must be courageous enough to be you." 

Scott Canipe's Video teaching on Relative Reality 

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