|What is a Seeker? (Jason Silva)|
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To be aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair...
So what does it mean to be a seeker, right?
To be a seeker is to be a restless mind.
To be a seeker is to have a fire in the belly.
To be a seeker is to be defined, consumed, agitated by curiosity.
To be a seeker is to want to know the world, to want to map the world, to want to design, refine and augment the world.
To be a seeker is to love science, inspiration, transformation, design, creativity.
To be a seeker is to question dogma.
To be a seeker is to rage against the darkness.
To be a seeker is to want to scramble the self and reconstitute -to constantly upgrade.
To be a seeker is to understand that we are beings made of language. We are alphabetic all the way down; we are made of code. DNA is software. DNA is language. We are made of language.
A seeker is one who wants to refine, to augment, to author new languages of being -to disclose new world-hoods.
That is what it means to be a seeker -to rage, to rage against the dying of the light.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: We will not let go. We will not surrender.
To be a seeker is to never, to never let go... of what pulls us, what beckons -that’s what it means to be a seeker.
SEEKER= /'si:kə*/ Someone who is looking for something. Someone making a search or inquiry.
A RESTLESS MIND= A constantly thinking mind.
TO HAVE A FIRE IN THE BELLY= If you have fire in your belly, you are ready to fight with energy and determination for what you believe is right. More passion. More fight. More emotional investment. An attitude of being invincible, unstoppable, not perfect, not powerful. Just determined.
TO BE DEFINED (by curiosity)= To be characterized by curiosity.
CONSUMED (by curiosity)= (figurative) Overwhelmed by emotion, in this case by curiosity.
AGITATED (by curiosity)= Exited by curiosity; 'troubled' emotionally and usually deeply by curiosity.
CURIOSITY= /kjʊərɪ'ɒsɪtɪ/ The desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness.
TO MAP THE WORLD= To draw up the world.
REFINE= /rɪ'faɪn/ To improve.
AUGMENT= /ɔ:g'ment/ To increase or enlarge. To make -something already developed or well under way- greater, as in size, extent, or quantity.
INSPIRATION= /ɪnspɪ'reɪʃən/ The excitement of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.
CREATIVITY= /kri:eɪ'tɪvɪtɪ/ The act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions.
TO QUESTION DOGMA= To doubt something unquestionable. According to Catholic view, 'dogma¡ is defined as that part of doctrine which has been divinely revealed and which the Church has formally defined and declared to be believed as revealed.
TO RAGE AGAINST= To vent one's anger about someone or something; to criticize someone or something severely. In this case about darkness.
DARKNESS= /'dɑ:knɪs/ Ignorance, lack of wisdom. Darkness is like being lost; that type of lost that describes not being physically lost, but lacking a direction and a purpose in life.
SCRAMBLE THE SELF= To allow yourself to get messy.
RECONSTITUTE= /ri:'kɒnstɪtju:t/ To constitute again; reconstruct.
CONSTANTLY UPGRADE= To replace with something that provides better performance, to raise in value, importance or esteem, without stop.
WE ARE BEINGS= We are human beings. A member of the human race.
ALPHABETIC= /ælfə'betɪk/ Relating to the alphabet. Arranged in the customary order of the letters of a language.
ALL THE WAY DOWN= Deeply.
MADE OF= Composed of. You can use 'made from', 'made out of', or 'made of' to say that something has been produced using a substance or object, so that the original substance or object is completely changed. If something has been produced from another thing in an unusual or surprising way, you usually use 'made out of'. If you are mentioning the parts or materials from which something is constructed, you use 'made of' or 'made out of'. We often use 'made from' when we talk about how something is manufactured.
CODE= /kəʊd/ A system of symbols and rules used to represent instructions to a computer; a computer program.
In programming, ¡code' is a term used for both the statements written in a particular programming language - the source code , and a term for the source code after it has been processed by a compiler and made ready to run in the computer - the object code.
In cryptography, in the technical sense, 'code' is the substitution of one word or phrase by another word, number, or symbol for the purpose of concealing the original word or phrase. Basically, it's substitution at the word or phrase level.
DNA= Deoxyribonucleic acid. A nucleic acid that carries the genetic information in cells and some viruses, consisting of two long chains of nucleotides twisted into a double helix and joined by hydrogen bonds between the complementary bases adenine and thymine or cytosine and guanine. DNA sequences are replicated by the cell prior to cell division and may include genes, intergenic spacers, and regions that bind to regulatory proteins.
SOFTWARE= /'sɒftweə/ The programs, programming languages, and data that direct the operations of a computer system. These programs, routines, and symbolic languages control the functioning of the hardware and direct its operation.
TO AUTHOR= To write or construct (an electronic document or system).
TO DISCLOSE= To reveal, to make information known.
WE WILL NOT SURRENDER= We will not give up. We won't lose hope for.
BECKON= /'bekən/ To attract or entice.
Jason Silva discusses the meaning behind living life as a seeker. A seeker is someone who always wants to know more, to the point where their mind becomes restless. If you’re a seeker you’re not just curious — you are defined by your curiosity.
According to Jason, seeking isn’t just about observing and gaining knowledge, it’s about exploring the world. Traveling to distant places but also exploring the world of your everyday environment. As a seeker, you are constantly mapping the world, designing it and improving it. You question things about life and spirituality. You’re passionate about science and technology, but you’re also creative and artistic.
The idea of being a seeker is one that has been studied by philosophers and theologists for years, resulting in many different interpretations. For spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen, one of the biggest epiphanies he had in life was the realization that sometimes finding is just as important as seeking. “For any one of us who is moved by spiritual inspiration, it is important that we seek wholeheartedly until we find. And once we begin to seek, we must not stop until we are convinced, at the deepest level of our being, of the mystical reality that God, or Spirit, is our own true Self,” he writes in the Huffington Post.
Cohen goes on to say that becoming a “finder” doesn’t mean you have given up on learning and growing, it just means you have transitioned into a state of evolving rather than seeking. “We instead make the effort to evolve because we are in love with life and are committed to unlocking its highest potentials through our own development,” he writes.