What good is it to live in subjective truth? vol.1

In my previous article, I explained that the subjective truth is a unification of the purpose level (why level) by locating it in the 3+1 model of consciousness. Although this is an abstract expression, we can deepen our understanding of subjective truth by situating it in the overall picture in this way.

In this article, I would like to talk about what exactly the state of living in subjective truth is and what can happen. Living in subjective truth does not mean that there are two states, “living in subjective truth” and “not living in subjective truth,” or that there is a clear black and white distinction.

There is just a sense of getting closer to the direction of “living in subjective truth. The closer we get, the more interesting, fun, and fulfilling things we can do. To use the metaphor of driving in a car, it doesn’t matter where we are driving right now. The point is whether or not you feel comfortable driving in the present moment.

When we live in subjective truth, energy springs from within

When we live in subjective truth, we can have a sense of energy coming from within. When we are doing what we love, we naturally feel energized, and some of us may even forget to eat and immerse ourselves in the experience.

On the other hand, if it’s something we don’t like, or if it’s something we should be doing but our passions don’t overlap, it requires a lot of effort to keep doing it.

Inner energy comes from the alignment (no inconsistency) of intuition, thoughts, feelings, and the five senses. The subjective truth belongs to the intuitive consciousness, and by connecting to the subjective truth, we can access the inner energy. The ability to successfully draw the energy that comes from the subjective truth at a level that can be demonstrated externally depends on the alignment of intuition, thoughts, feelings, and the five senses.

For example, if there is a gap between our intuition and our thoughts, even if we intuitively think something is good or we like it, if we put the brakes on it by thinking, “I’m worried about what people will think,” or “It’s different from the common senses,” or “It won’t lead to appraisal,” we will not be able to bring out our inner energy.

It is also important to match our intuition with our emotions. Even if we have an intuitive feeling that something is good, we will not be able to tap into our inner energy if we feel firsthand the risk of realizing it, or if we have an aversion to the idea of being out of harmony with our surroundings.

Conversely, when what feels good intuitively is not hindered at the level of thought, and is accompanied by pleasant feelings (or at least by the absence of holding on to unpleasant feelings), the energy from connecting to the subjective truth can be drawn outward, rather than just staying inside.

I would like to discuss in detail in another article how to bring intuition, thoughts, feelings, and the five senses into alignment, but the key points are (1) metacognition of the state of intuition, thoughts, feelings, and the five senses, and (2) adjusting mental models (especially identity and beliefs) in the thinking consciousness when there is a mismatch.

When living in subjective truth, opportunities increase due to links between people

Since I started my research on the theme of ISHIKI(consciousness) management, I have had more opportunities to receive new connections that I have never had before. This trend has accelerated, especially since I have started to more actively communicate my thoughts in this way.

There are different reasons for these connections, such as “Ms. XX, an acquaintance of mine, introduced me to him/her,” or “He/she had attended one of our trainings,” but I believe that behind it all is the fact that as I become more aware of living my own subjective truth, the people around me sense that energy.

There are two types of human networks. The first is a person-based human network, which is a connection based on mutual trust and confidence between oneself and the other person. This includes classmates at school, club members, and colleagues at work. Person-based networks are people who support you living in subjective truth, no matter what the content of that truth is.

The other is an empathy-based human network. These are people who sympathize and resonate with the content of the subjective truth and support it. These include friends in voluntary organizations, fan clubs, and spontaneous communities. Empathy-based networks are people who support the realization of the content of the subjective truth.

Of these two types of human networks, the empathy-based network is more easily connected to by living the subjective truth. Person-based human networks are people who will support you even if you are living the proactive truth, or even if you are not. In that sense, it goes without saying that they are very precious.

On the other hand, an empathy-based human network expands and strengthens as the sense of living in subjective truth increases. This is because people empathize and resonate with the content of the subjective truth and the energy it generates.

Therefore, by living in subjective truth, not only human networks based on persons, but also human networks based on empathy will expand, and more connections will be made, and these connections will bring new connections.

The way in which this empathy-based human network expands differs depending on the content of subjective truth. As I mentioned in a previous article, there are two types of subjective truths: those that are closer to ambition and those that are closer to KOKOROZASHI.

Ambition: A dream that is only for you

KOKOROZASHI: A dream that is not only for you but also for the people around you

The more the content of subjective truth is closer to KOKOROZASHI rather than ambition, the easier it will be for empathy-based human networks to spread. This is obvious if you think about which one you would be more likely to empathize with, help, or support.

However, this is not about goodness or badness as subjective truth. There is no good or bad in subjective truth. It’s just that in terms of the likelihood of making connections, the subjective truths that are closer to KOKOROZASHI are more likely to bring about that state.

Even if it is an ambitious subjective truth, just being able to hold it is a wonderful thing. It is incomparably better than holding up an “ideal state” that is difficult to connect with subjective truth.

Don’t ignore or discard it just because it is an ambitious subjective truth. It is okay to be an ambitious subjective truth. As I will discuss in another article, what started out as an ambitious subjective truth can develop into a KOKOROZASHI-like subjective truth. I think it’s good to cherish the current ambitious subjective truth with the feeling that it may eventually add an element of aspiration.

There is another factor that facilitates the expansion of empathy-based human networks. This is proactive self-disclosure. By actively and consciously communicating the content and energy of living in subjective truth, you will be able to gain the sympathy of more people.

Even if we don’t consciously self-disclose, we can still influence those around us with the inner energy of living in subjective truth. Until recently, I myself was reluctant to self-disclose. I had the attitude that “ it’ s enough if only those who understand me can understand me.” This is the self-contained mindset that I talked about in the following article.

I myself began to question this self-contained sense of value, and that is what prompted me to start this notebook. I have wanted to send out what I think is good and expand the circle of sympathy and resonance little by little, and see a world that can be seen only through this.

Therefore, I think we can determine the extent to which we should be proactive about self-disclosure, as long as we can do it without straining ourselves. At that time, if we can realize that our empathy-based human network expands by promoting self-disclosure, we may be more willing to disclose ourselves.

Lastly, I would like to summarize in a simple diagram about how living in subjective truth leads to making connections. Having a KOKOROZASHI rather than an ambition and being proactive in self-disclosure are factors that make it easier to expand empathy-based human networks, but they are not necessarily essential. If we just live in connection with subjective truth, we will gradually connect with others.

Living in connection with subjective truth

↓← (+) Subjective truth is KOKOROZASHI-like rather than ambitious

↓ ← (+) Self-disclosure and transmission of subjective truth

Empathy-based human networks expand

connect with others

Here are the quests of the day. (If you’d like, please share your thoughts in the comments.)

・When do you feel your inner energy coming from within, if at all?

・What experiences, if any, have you had where you naturally connected with others while doing what you love and want to do?

Bunshiro Ochiai

Founder and CEO of a training company, Alue | MS in Particle Physics. | BCG | Questing “What is the paradigm for integrating contradictions in management?”