I thought learning means transformation for so long. But it never worked that way or either, instead this can be paraphrased into a perspective shift on the mindset.
Transformation is more like an awakening, expansion occurs in the mind moreover it doesn't shrink back how was it before.
Transformation = Irreversible Shift
The basic definition of Transformation would sound something like this,
Transformation involves experiencing a deep structural shift in the basic premises of thoughts, feelings, and actions. It’s a shift in consciousness that dramatically and irreversibly alters our way of being in the world.
There exist two causes that lead to these transformations, they can be called as:
- Disorienting Dilemma (or) suffering
- Evolved meaning schema over time (or) wisdom
We can map these above causes into the fancy words Kensho and Satori. But before jumping into them, that's cool to decode the above terms.
Disorienting Dilemma (or) Suffering
For the majority of people’s transformation occurs when they go through certain pain and suffering moments in life. By falling into depression and fighting the emotional battles, realizations came to light after hitting the rock bottom.
In other words, Kensho
The universe let us grow through pain, the transformation shift occurs after a realization from pain. In simple words, growth from pain is Kensho's moment.
Evolved meaning schema over time (or) Wisdom
This happens in a rare occurrence, most people open up to transformation by the Kensho moments.
There is a drawback in Kensho, the process is slow and unpredictable. You never know when sufferings might hit you even when it happens, can't be sure whether it will be a transformation shift for sure.
Satori or Wisdom can be interpreted as,
I learn to code all by myself with a fragile insight inside me pretending this might come in handy at times. That was my wisdom thought, where I planned this thing might bring in profitable transformation inside me.
This is what exactly Satori's moments are, self-evolution figuring out the things we need to bring in ourselves in order to hit the pedal for transformation shift to happen.
We should take care of our ROSE, or Rate of Self Evolution.
There is certain oddness in the graph, a bit of attention could help us fix a massive imbalance here. It can be observed Kensho moments comes with a dip, that's obvious it shows up in sufferings.
Whereas Satori moments have a gradual uptick. Hence Satori moments come from the deliberate applications of personal growth.
Everyone grows with the combinations of both Kensho and Satori. But there is a way to avoid more of Kensho's moments by investing in growth more, by Kensho decreases and Satori increases.
How do you measure your transformation? Between which of these two you fall in most? If it’s Kensho then you know what to do, you should be glad when you are in Satori.