I like to think I'm a professional, constantly learning, coaching and teaching agile team member who specialises in Testing and people.
I'm a active member of the Testing community, I host the London Tester Gathering and speak at conferences.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Total awareness of conditioning
do I free myself from my conditioning of the culture in which I was
born? First, I must be aware that I am conditioned; not somebody telling
me that I am conditioned. You understand the difference?
somebody tells me I am hungry, that’s something different from actually
being hungry. So I must be aware of my conditioning, which means, I must
be aware of it not only superficially, but at the deeper levels. That
is, I must be aware totally.
To be so aware, means that I am
not trying to go beyond the conditioning, not trying to be free of the
conditioning. I must see it as it actually is, not bring in another
element, such as wanting to be free of it, because that is an escape
from actuality. I must be aware. What does that mean?
To be aware of my conditioning totally, not partially, means my mind
must be highly sensitive, mustn’t it? Otherwise, I can’t be aware.
To be sensitive means to observe everything very, very closely; the
colours, the quality of people, all the things around me. I must also be
aware of what actually is without any choice. Can you do that?
Not trying to interpret it, not trying to change it, not trying to go
beyond it or trying to be free of it; just to be totally aware of it?