S.E.R.E. Acronym Defined: “Evident”

They call me superfluous. Arrogant. Self important, self-centered. Eccentric. Judgments all, by people with little proof that they’re alive. Vicarious living is not a personal existence; it’s accepted voyeurism, passive and disconnected experience that we pass off as our own.
We flip the channels and cycle through characters and identities, liars and constructed lives, manufactured realities and plastic visages. We drain our resources to look like dolls and mannequins, follow the leaders as lemmings toward divisive ends.
We keep our secrets locked behind passwords and PINs, walls built of fear gilded by irony and false measures.
We live stashed away, our truth hidden from sight.
“Evident” living is the second concept of the S.E.R.E. acronym. Transparency. Truth. Evidentiary presence and purpose.

Ten ways you can be more evident.
1. Count the number of lies you tell in a day, and keep track in a journal. Aim for a reduction in quantity first, leaving quality for when your count is down to a workable number. The fewer little lies you tell, the less burdensome your world.

2. Align yourself with honest, free-thinking people. Your best friends are those that can call out your lies, and help you work through them.

3. Collect your truths, and question the validity of them based on the “Do unto others” principle. Hypocrisy is worse than false integrity.

4. Turn off the programming around you, and listen to the unpolluted voice within.

5. Empathize and sympathize more. Diminish your hate, and replace it with love.

6. Acknowledge and find equilibrium with your darkness. We are each refined beasts, few generations from primitive.

7. Be the ghost. Transparency is a necessity for a happy life, and we should not cling to material things. Be ethereal, at one with the wind.

8. Hold yourself visibly and vocally accountable. The worst secret is an apology never whispered.

9. Know thyself, and continually test the breaking points and failing points of your existence.

10. Provide evidence of your existence. Words are just words; actions are the only approachable truth.

S.E.R.E. Acronym Defined: “Sentient”

S.E.R.E. Acronym Defined: “Sentient”

Often, I am questioned regarding the pseudonym and brand Artemis Sere. A variety of future blogs will cover this subject in creative detail, from what the means on a macro to micro context and what it means philosophically. Sere is actually an acronym (S.E.R.E), which stands for “Sentient.Evident.Resident.Evolutionist”. It is a philosophy and life-stance, much like my commitment to Secular Transhumanism. It guides my creative scope and directs my voice and understanding. Concepted in 2007, it was originally “Seer”, but changed shortly after concept because I didn’t want to infer metaphysical capability.

The legendary Mothman is not psychic; from it’s elevated place, it sees the future faster than we. The charge of the SERE is to look further, beyond, of wider and broader patterns, connecting the quantum with the celestisal.
‘Subjective perceptual experiences’ power the engine of this creator. The most effective and productive artists find a way to strike a balance between reason and sensation, betwixt the complexity of logic and the chaotic realms of emotion and feelings. I’ve found the most manageable balance in the relational studies of art and science, as Da Vinci achieved hundreds of years ago. I would not dare compare myself to the genius of Da Vinci, but I believe his path to be the best possible in context of evolution of our species.
To achieve this one must exist outside circles and systems, observing the interconnectedness of all, yet respecting the uniqueness of each. In dedication to perceptive detail, one finds the threads that bind each of us.
Savage creatures, the homo sapien, 40 generations into a concept called “civilized”. The truth of it all is that we’ve turned and tuned our creative wavelengths in ways to manipulate and lie to each other. Mainstream anything is a homogenized product, perfected to appease a mass audience. Faith is no different, with power centralized to a Sauron-like spire in the West, always Seeing, always expanding its reach.
The first letter of the acronym S of S.E.R.E. stands for “Sentient” or “Sentience”, a commitment to scouting a position outside of the common circles, to watch with keen eyes the rugged movements of our imperfect people. Such efforts are not completely successful unless societal and environmental integrationis achieved; thus, the SERE must maintain a participatory coexistence with subject, and the deep feelings and experiences that result from this equilibrium.
Sentience serves in opposition to the R of the acronym, ‘Resident’, which calls the SERE to be actively engaged, awake and participatory in the circles around him/her.

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