Saturday, 27 April 2013

BBC Theory

By: James Kyle

I invite you to read understand and implement the awesome practice encompassed by BBC theory. The inevitable outcome of following this theory is a fully self-actualised individual. This is achieved as the individual learns to practice full self-acceptance and self-responsibility and to reconcile and align conflicting subpersonalities (desires, emotions, personas) by using awareness of personal inner truths as guiding principles.. The approach is called the BBC theory in honour of my master teacher who indeed serves as the definitive example of this way of life by epitomizing the key qualities of this integrated paradigm.

My master teacher is a wise philosopher, with a legendary sense of poise no matter how tough the going gets, and a sense of humour second to none. I am, of course, referring to Bugs Bunny. And I now present to you the Bugs Bunny Consciousness theory.

I invite you to consider a typical story extract to fully appreciate his great power as a master teacher. We will begin with Bugs being pursued once more by his nemesis Elmer Fudd, shotgun in hand, ready to shoot that pesky rabbit. Bugs however has other plans. He runs down an alleyway, finds a door to dive into and disappears into the convenient back entrance. Elmer quickly follows - but, of course, not quickly enough. By the time he catches up with Bugs, our rabbit hero has found himself a waiter’s outfit, and with menu in one hand and napkin in another quickly ushers Elmer to the nearest table, recommending the vegetarian quiche, accompanied by a glass of the restaurant’s finest Bordeaux wine. Does Elmer shrug this off and shoot that pesky rabbit? Of course not. He surrenders to Bugs’ redefintion of reality and meekly sits down perusing the menu!

So what can we learn from this? Consider Bugs masterful understanding of the concept of an inner locus of control - he knows in any situation he can choose to react in a way that is most effective for him by defining his own reality. Bugs is also fully aware of the power of subpersonalites - he quickly slips in and out of appropriate subpersonalities that best serve him in whatever circumstance he finds himself. Moreover being a cartoon character is also such an advantage when it comes to acceptance - the whole concept of right and wrong never exists in a cartoon world - behaviour is simply either effective or it isn’t. And when it comes to connection and alignment, Bugs, of course, knows that his life is destined to be one of uninterrupted happiness - and lots of carrots certainly - and he pursues this with a single minded determination that a thousand Elmers would never disrupt.

So there we have it, Bugs the master teacher who shows us that:

  • We all have a responsibility to choose an inner locus of control as our frame of reference - we are not life’s victims - like Bugs we can choose our own reality.

  • We all have a responsibility for being aware of the parts and roles we play in life. Not being as enlightened as Bugs we will find some of our subpersonalities conflict - our goal however is to have all of them serve us at all times.

  • We all have a responsibility for choosing a paradigm of effective/not effective rather than right/wrong - like Bugs we should avoid living in a world where judgement leads to denial which distorts our knowledge of who we really are.

  • We all have a responsibility for contemplation, and attunement with our own individual truths and life goals. (The pursuit of all the carrots we can eat is entirely optional, being a matter of individual taste).

  • We all have a responsibility for using this personal inner truth as a guideline for resolving inner conflicts - to become as one dimensional as any self respecting cartoon character - that is, totally aligned behind our individual self expression in the world in each and every moment.

And always remember, of course, if you ever need a reminder of these great lessons - just switch on to a convenient cartoon channel, sit back, and watch my master teacher, Bugs Bunny, in action.

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