Valuing Process

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VALUING PROCESS
This first layer of conscience, the “valuing process”, can be perceived as the outer shell from its basic and common decisions in the daily life, which anyone can see it with a little observation. This layer acts initially as an “interface receiver of information”. 

As detailed below in figure 1, any logical mental process [2] is paused or abruptly terminated when we fail to control feelings and desires in the moment by sensations on our physical body [3]. This “break” event potentially obstructs any higher project or life aspiration decisions made before, as we refer here as spirituality [1]. The same could be said about mental processes filtering our experience of the spiritual, but we will deal with this concept later. 

On the “value process”, the work of Carl Rogers was used as foundation for perceiving this unit, as he describes infant valuing in proximity to “do what you fell like doing” disregarding consequences with anything related to conscious decisions [2]. This mirror the way infants responds mostly by the internal readings of their organisms, as he noted in his experiments. 

As a child grows up intellectually, she diminishes this primitive animalistic behavior [3] in exchange for a well social reception and the love of her parents. But be aware: this apparently “mental breakthrough” from childhood comes with a serious catch in the form of introjections from a beneficial obedience, verified exactly in terms of animal training. 

By the commands given and by compliance to the terms accorded in them, the child (or adult) performs the solicited actions, and usually implies receiving rewards of things related to the body function (food, sex, affection) and the instant acquisition of objects of interest (money, possessions, advantages) who are normally much more appealing than long term projects that require constant attention, focus and mental stability. For this change in the filters of the interface, Rogers claims the term “adult valuing”, which we will see the real impact in another processing units of conscience later. 

The alternate mode of “valuing” goes on enduring long range projects, where the individual re-evaluates the starting idea as time passes by. This mode operates in detail over teenagers caught between going to a party or studying for an exam. In their terms of maturity, this situation can lead to an existential crisis coming either from the guilt of pleasure from satisfying the first and failing the last or really empowering the mind to pass the exam managing the body urges. Problems later arise when students discover afterwards that their lives are “pointless” (poor interests reward), “with no fun” (fewer body sensations) and the classic line that “life has no meaning”, falling complete back to immaturity and being completely unoriginal, unauthentic, another copy of collective influence. 

Following again figure 1, at stage [1] lays the “spiritual abstract concepts” or schemata’s for what the person defines as “reality” inside her subjectivity. In this unit, this feeling is processed from a general “bland” fast recognition of belief system received from childhood with absolutely no filters from the parents or the family structure of the individual. This is a major issue reviewed later, but the “system” reference can be read properly as “programmed”, “dogmatic”, “indoctrinating”. Parents repeat what they had received from their own program, mixed with their updated world views. 

Based on the propositions so far, the arrival of new ideas for consciousness (in this perception) must travel through: 

• The level of maturity to uphold the body feelings and emotions; 

• The reason or logic inside the “reward system” constructed by the process of “adult valuing”, all the way from infancy and refined outside the family by creating rewarding bonds with the collective; 

• The stronger beliefs of any religion or spiritual tradition that is already placed by the...
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