A fundamental aspect of human existence has been the search for the Divine, which has taken many forms in philosophical and spiritual teachings.
A person can achieve Divine Oneness through developing self-dominance, which is the conscious control over one’s own mental, physical, and spiritual health.
In order to promote Self-Dominance and, in turn, a deeper comprehension and unity with the divine essence, this paper offers an intellectual and useful approach.
Self-Dominance: Definition and Importance
The ability to dominate one’s life by reasoned decision-making, unshakable focus, and self-discipline is known as self-dominance. Its significance stems from the idea that self-awareness and self-control are essential for spiritual development and becoming Divine Oneness.
Practical Plan to Foster Self-Dominance
a) Cultivation of an Informed Mindset: Promote philosophical discussion and critical thinking to help people develop a curious and knowledgeable mindset. Use interdisciplinary research to develop a comprehensive grasp of difficult, abstract ideas.
b) Practice of Mindfulness and Meditation: Encourage frequent awareness and meditation. These exercises aid in mental tuning, improving self-awareness and self-control.
c) Spiritual Exploration: Promote the study of various spiritual doctrines, metaphysical ideas, and activities. This facilitates expanded viewpoints and a deeper realisation of Divine Oneness.
d) Development of Emotional Resilience: Foster emotional intelligence and resilience. This will aid in better handling stress, uncertainty, and will prioritise emotional well-being.
e) Ethical Discipline: Encourage moral behaviour and ethical discipline to develop compassion and a sense of duty toward all living things.
Connection between Self-Dominance and Divine Oneness
The foundation for communicating with the Divine is the mastery of self through Self-Dominance. Divine Oneness can only be attained by controlling the mental, physical, and spiritual realms.
A greater comprehension and experiential knowledge of divinity can be attained by exercising conscious control over oneself to enable a deeper engagement with existential questions and metaphysical conceptions.
The suggested strategy for developing Self-Dominance is a means of merging with the divine. It is possible to expand human understanding and realise total union with the Divine by promoting critical thinking, mindfulness, spiritual inquiry, emotional fortitude, and ethical discipline.
This paradigm could be used by academics and researchers studying esotericism for additional investigation and verification.
Recommendations: Subsequent investigations will concentrate on assessing this interaction between Divine Oneness and Self-Dominance experimentally, creating evaluation tools, and using them in long-term studies to get more comprehensive understanding.
Article by: Antonio Biella
Antonio (Tony) was initiated into the Brotherhood of Aberhonddu lodge 8588 (Brecon) in 1998. (UGLE)
Now a practicing member of the Afon dar lodge 8829 in Aberdare. He also a member of Rose Croix, a Mark Master Mason, a companion in Royal Arch Chapter and a member in Knights Templar.
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