W h a t I s A ‘ M e m e ’ ?
Meme (Wikipedia, pronounced /mi~m/ like theme) is a theoretical unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices; such units or elements transmit from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. The etymology of the term relates to the Greek word mimema for mimic. Memes act as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate and respond to selective pressures.
H o w D o e s A M e m e I m p a c t Y o u r L i f e s t y l e ?
Based on my current understanding, a meme is the evolution of thought, much like a gene is the evolution of DNA (physical body). Genes pass from one generation to the next, say every 20-30 years. A meme, on the other hand, moves at a rapid pace with the ability to transcend from thought to belief in months, if not weeks.
Each of us absorb and process information on a daily basis. For example, you may have a chat with a co-worker, watch the news, read a book, receive advice from your doctor or listen to an advertisement on the radio. The number of ways we take in stimuli is virtually endless.
Basically, we structure a thought around an idea and this results in a belief. Your beliefs are your memes. In regard to lifestyle, your memes form the blueprints of your habits. The byproduct of your habits can be found in your current state of health.
W h a t I s A F a l s e M e m e ?
For starters, I live each day with the intention to discover that which is true and false with my memes. I am open to a new perspective and will quickly shift the construct of a meme when appropriate information is generated. Is this the case for you? Maybe.
A false meme is a belief one may have that, in truth, makes a negative contribution to their life. When you are living based on a meme that happens to be false, you are experiencing unconditioned unconsciousness. Meaning, you have no idea you are making a mistake.
The moment when it is discovered that a long held belief is false, you move into conditioned unconsciousness. Meaning, you now realize you are making a mistake.
I suggest you search out your false memes and discover a way to become an active player with your evolution of thought. Move into consciousness, be it first conditioned and in the end, unconditioned. Meaning, purposely start making healthier decisions in life until such choices are performed habitually.
W h a t I s T h e U p s h o t ?
First and foremost, accept responsibility for your current state of health. You are ultimately responsible for you. The journey to discover your key to health begins with your capacity to let go of certain societal norms.
Second, look around and begin asking questions. Why is our society so filled with sickness and disease? How is it 'the people' have gotten to the point where they are so dependent on pharmaceuticals? Do the mega-corporations in the commercial food industry care more about the food quality or is profit their driving force? When it comes to your health, the best question to ask is ‘why’.
Finally, start your journey. Actively participate in your existence and the condition of your wellness. Make choices independent of corporate influence. Become a member of the circle of life rather than a cog in the wheel of death.
Redefine your memes in pursuit of your dreams!
John Welch is a fundamental extremist in pursuit of optimal wellness for our species. If what you read feels uneasy deep within, you may want to ask yourself if your ego is attempting to block the truth from your consciousness.