Deconstruction and Co-creation Are A Couple
Deconstruction and co-creation are vital to your understanding of life. It is how you understand the good and bad things that happen to you. Some things are out of your control, such as the weather. Yet plenty of scenarios are dependent on your interaction with other people and the world around you. Understanding how this process happens and how you can shape it leads to you achieving your life goals.
Why Is Co-creation So Important?
Every interaction you have is a co-creation. Your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions are all co-creations. But what does that mean? What is co-creation?
A co-creation is when two or more people come together for a common goal. Whether to chat about their day or collaborate on an art project, co-creation can be mutually beneficial, selfish, or a mix of the two. It’s about coming together to solve a problem to make things better for everyone involved. Considering this definition and understanding of co-creation, it then becomes clear why it’s so important.
Co-creation is the only way we can solve problems. Problems can’t be solved by yourself as there is always someone else involved. To deny co-creation is to deny yourself the other person’s perspective in any given situation and shuts out a vast potential source of information. This sharing of experience could have been beneficial to everyone involved.
If you refuse to co-create, it is likely because you don’t feel like your problems are significant enough. You believe that they are not big enough for anyone else to be bothered with them. But remember, issues aren’t just yours; they affect those around you too. Your family, friends, co-workers, even strangers on the street are involved in co-creation with you.
Am I Alone?
Nature embeds us into our reality, and everything and everybody is co-creating that reality with you. They are not just living their lives; their life is emotionally and mentally affected by your actions too.
You are not alone in your problems. The power of co-creation gives you access to the other person’s perspective to make a better decision. Your issues become someone else’s hopes, fears, and desires too.
Let go of the belief that people don’t care and start creating with them. Let them know that you care about something important enough to want to hear their perspective on it. You will be surprised at how much they will help you out. Just as soon as you let them know, they can help you. And maybe, just maybe, they have been waiting for you to ask.
Get actively involved in developing your co-creations and co-creating with others. And remember to be open to other’s perspectives. It is a vast world out there, and no one has all the answers. Each view is a piece of the puzzle. These pieces help us to put together how we want our reality to look. Let’s create a better reality for everyone through understanding our co-creation!
Why Is My Interpretation Wrong?
Our experience of life is how we interpret the things around us, including our online experience. Everything we experience is either processed rationally or emotionally. The way we interpret things influences the decisions we make and the goals we set. To live a life living up to our full potential, we must become better creators of our reality.
How you rationalize and explain things is what leads to your interpretations. You base your decisions on your interpretations of why something terrible happened or how something good happened. We have very firmly embedded interpretations in our everyday lives. As much as they have a significant effect on how we act and react, most people don’t know how they came about them in the first place or why they exist at all.
People accept their interpretations as truth and live their lives rationalizing everything. Being stuck in the rationalization phase of thinking is very limiting. It doesn’t explain why things are. It simply explains why they happen after they happen. This lack of understanding can make it hard to learn from our mistakes or understand our feelings. We can seek out how we can change or improve things to create a better reality for ourselves.
If you experience life emotionally without questioning your interpretations, you are just experiencing life without reason. Living a life without reasoning behind your actions or decisions is living a random existence. Because you do not understand your actions’ possible consequences, you lack control of your future. Life without reason, especially regarding our imagined interpretations, is a life of which we are unworthy. Indeed, we fail to learn and keep repeating the same broken behaviors.
Understanding Deconstruction and Co-creation
Understanding our interpretations and being aware of irrationality is the first step towards improving them. It is working towards living a more satisfying life. We can start changing our story by understanding how to deconstruct our rationalizations. From this, we can construct a new reality with a different, authentic interpretation. When we take the guesswork out of the situation, seeking clarity from the other people involved, we obtain adequate ideas. Until then, our opinions are inadequate as our imagination fills in the blanks. Our brain cannot know what another person is thinking without asking, and even then, they may lie. It’s better to sit with an adequate idea and not complete the puzzle with the wrong pieces, distorting the picture.
Changing your interpretations is possible through meditation and self-reflection. For meditation, sit back for ten minutes a day and observe your thoughts. It only takes ten minutes to notice when you become caught up in your emotional patterns or others’ opinions. They may not be aware of their views because their idea is not even fully formed. This exercise is an excellent start to understanding. If you want to look into understanding deeper, read the blog post on the Heart of Practice.
First, we need to deconstruct our prejudices and learned conditioning that is attached to our interpretations. The way to do this is through observation. Deconstruction happens when you pay attention to everything that goes on around you. As a result, you act without adding false meaning to a situation or judging it in any way.
Why Are Deconstruction and Co-creation So Important?
Deconstructing your interpretation doesn’t necessarily involve trying to change it. What is valuable is learning more about your thoughts and why you think the way you do. Take pride in your ability to observe, but question if what you’re considering is worth mentioning at all. If the thought isn’t significant enough, then don’t give it any power or attention. Don’t interpret it as authentic or rational in any way.
Co-creation is the first step to changing your reality. If you can’t create a different interpretation of things, you will never make a new reality.
To co-create, you need to understand that the world around us is not static. Things are constantly changing, whether we notice it or not. Your interpretations of these changes will either lead to a new creation or keep you in old patterns. If you can explain why something is the way it is, chances are it wasn’t always that way. It changed at some point and got there based on a reason and an interpretation. So, anything could change again for the same reason and with the correct clarification.
How To Do Deconstruction
Deconstruct your interpretations of what you see by observing everything without judging or giving it a meaning. Learn to trust that learning doesn’t require judgments or labeling.
Deconstruct and reconstruct new interpretations by coming up with new explanations for things. Follow your logic and ask yourself why specific patterns exist in the first place. Going back to the ‘road not traveled’ example, why is there a road not traveled? Or how is that rock on the ground shaped like that? Learn to pay attention to patterns and look at things differently.
See Martin Butler’s blog and YouTube channel
for more about the background to this practice.