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Transcending Patterns of Communication

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on 04/04/2011

We should, at least, have some few moments of doubt faced with each person; maybe that human being holds a tragedy or maybe (s)he lives a miracle, inconsistent with the frameworks of your pattern. Who can tell?

(S)he who does not know how to dissipate his or her communication always acts out automatically: you left-click, (s)he whirrs left (see Cialdini’s principle [en, html]); you click right, (s)he opens a new window. But your miracle, your life, where is it?

To these instant-click resonating-people, to these “one-line communicating” people, to these “patterns-firewalls-people”, which always know beforehand on which pattern you subscribe even more than you do, the quite essential escapes them: your true self, your own innovating, pattern-less re-creation beyond development… of oneself.

We come to this world with a brain, but we are not served with a user’s manual for it [en, html]. We get used to behaviors, never questioning weather there is another way, like for example in time perception. We are getting used to wasting time, just wondering and indulging in what’s coming around, and then feel uncommon to schedule, plan and respect deadlines.

We never get to a balance, a metaperspective, a flexibility beyond this pattern of “in time” (semi-related to chronemics [en, wiki] “monochrony”) and “meta time” (semi-related to “polychrony”).

We almost forget there is an across-time pattern (which I foresee to develop, considering the exponential multitasking culture of the digital people). It also exists the between time / not minding time pattern (the actual pattern being described in Mircea Eliade’s original lecture, easily mistaken with “in time”/”polychronic” perspective) .

The transcending of time corresponds to something very different from “in time” and from “meta time” (If you wish to read more on these, please access this yet unpublished article [ro, pdf], which I was told to be conceptual ground-breaking).

The digital people don’t know how to dissipate communication, to leave messages go beyond themselves, to transcendthe means and patterns of communication towards providing a deep sense, with all the revelations and miracles inherent to treasuring the word. The meaning. The essence. That word, that power of the word, which existed from the beginning, before communication.

As communication is measured through e-mails, SMS, tweets, statuses, phone calls, YM lines and spent in a distractive pseudo-activity, similarly people obtain knowledge through an external system of frames and numbers [en, blog]. You will understand these people’s patterns when you will listen to them talking or writing about you to yourself.

They will tell you so many logical things, so many justified theories, and they will miss exactly what is most significant, most personal and most precious, beyond your patterns (metaprograms [ro, blog], metatypes [ro, blog], values levels, personality traits) which they might or might not correctly depict. They probably never knew to truly listen to YOU.

Communication dissipating – and not sterile use of communication – has this great virtue of largely opening the gates for actual comprehension, for concrete understanding. When you truly dissipate communication, when you surrender to the inner beauty of the person in front of you, beyond how you might define it (therefore limit it), when you surrender to the true meaning of life instances, doing nothing else than just to watch, listen and feel the reality in front of you, all around you, across yourself and beyond, you will make discoveries beyond your usual experience.

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