HELPING SOMEONE 26/06/18

If a human right is universal, then it has to have a common value shared by all irrespective of difference. All humans identify with body, mind and soul. This requires holistic being to elevate the a priori principle, the sanctity of human being.

Holistic being therefore has to maintain a pure state free from subjective aspects of the material. It is not subject to social, economic or political conditions. It is not sanctioned by the very subjective means that counter its principle.

Instead, it is sanctioned by freedom of conscience that is natural to being. This awareness is realised in our hearts and minds, quantified by practical or objective deeds. And objectivism is not influenced by feelings and emotions or by the mind alone.

Considering that holistic being is the integration of body, mind and spirit; each element on its own is not sufficient to provide an objective outcome. Feelings and emotions involve both body and mind in the conscious experience. When the body is transcended, emotions are elevated through the a priori principle, a process of the conscience. And the principle mode purifies the outcome that is quantified by the deed.

What you think is right can also be challenged by how you feel is right. But what ought to be right is not about you.

Help is to assist someone by sharing the work, the burden or the cost to relieve the struggle for that someone. It is providing moral support and encouragement for someone in need.

The intention is not motivated by our own selfish ambitions or material desires. The process transcends the material, the purification of emotions of the heart and mind. Thus, your conscious awareness is free from bind of material attachments.

You could be helping someone in the most controversial circumstances, but at the same time, the very attachments that bind your consciousness to feelings and emotions are elevated and purified.

The same can be said when you are in a conflict of interest situation. You might be tempted to favour a relative, a friend or a comrade. The temptation is a natural human feeling that is filtered and purified by the a priori principle.

Helping therefore can be elevated to a virtue of moral character.

The body is the temple of the spirit and we have to care for our body as part of our whole person our holistic make up. It is the basis of subjective developments the foundation of the ground up experience - a posteriori and the outcome of the top down experience - a priori.

On this layer, senses accumulate data for self-construction. In the absence of the a priori principle, the self emerges as the dominant mode that determines the outcome of who we are. If so then our person is characterised by materialistic nature of selfishness and ambitions. This behaviour is prone to illness and stress. The worries of the material may influence the decisions of the heart and mind.

And we are likely to portray physical manifestations of illness and stress in our body that might discourage us to help someone. Either way, it is the spirit within that shines through the body. You know I used to worry about certain things until I met someone who seemed worse off, then all of a sudden my worries are gone.

This is very important in the development of a balanced character that is more than likely to achieve a virtue of moral character. The a posteriori outcome may demand physical and mental endurance during times of emotional challenges. And the very nature of helping may increase the chance of illness.

Shall we say therefore that the first and most important duty of a moral character is to ensure holistic health is up to the challenge of the spirit.

I know, some folks may carry the wounds of posteriori experience that has caused to trouble the mind and heart. This may also hinder the process of helping when the a posteriori experience is dominating the process. It is why the a priori principle is in place to purify your heart and mind and to process the work of helping.

While the trouble may aspire political and selfish motives, it is the work of the self and not the real you. How then can you put that self away and raise the real you?

This is the ultimate challenge. The dark nights of the soul, fire and grief is like passing through a curtain to other side. All it takes is humbleness and forgiveness. It is the hardest for the self to give up, but when you do, it's like removing the curtain from the other side. You can now see clearly when the burden is lifted and you are free.

Like every good thing that is hard to come by, it doesn't happen overnight. Learn to be patient as you practice the a priori principle until it becomes second nature. You are balancing the holistic nature of your true person.

When your vision is cleansed from the subjective accumulation of the material self, you will clearly see what real beauty and love is about.

Helping someone will not make you materially rich. But if your feelings and senses are satisfied, then you probably wont need to be rich. Still, you need to secure an income just enough to make ends meet and to continue with your work.

Helping and charitable work is voluntary and independent. But the state has regulated the virtue of helping with political and material implications, it has somewhat challenged the validity of charity itself. You don't need to tell anyone when you help someone, it is the pure voluntary act that renders the deed value.