Affinity

Affinity

I had this realization on how the concept of AFFINITY got twisted in Scientology.

Hubbard defines affinity in terms of reaching. One reaches for something in order to have it close to one. Lack of affinity would be expressed in a withdraw. “Affinity is a phenomenon of space in that it expresses the willingness to occupy the same place as the thing which is loved or liked. The reverse of it would be antipathy (. . .) which would be the unwillingness to occupy the same space as or the unwillingness to approach something or someone.”

But…

True affinity would be the degree of comfort within oneself as one perceives the universe. And this makes one be inclusive of others and their viewpoints.

Affinity is just there, it is not created or enforced on oneself. One is already being.

Affinity has nothing to do with whether one can assume the beingness of another or not. The latter would require the ability to be a good actor. Just because an actor can pretend high affinity, it does not necessarily mean that he has high affinity.

Affinity is the degree to which one is comfortable within oneself and willing to look and perceive.

The point is that affinity cannot be forced on oneself. It just is, and it comes from being free of inconsistencies in one’s makeup.

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  • vinaire  On May 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Happy Mother’s Day to all wonderful mothers out there who have such a wonderful capacity for affinity.

  • MarkNR  On May 12, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Excellent article, Vin. My article, from experience, applies to this subject. I cannot say that space has nothing to do with affinity, but it certainly is not the whole of it. Having the same viewpoint, one of the many factors in affinity, is in one respect assuming the same location in space. This is a physical universe phenomenon, secondary to the basic properties of the being himself. But these physical universe phenomenon must be completely understood in order to be free of and free to operate within them.
    Real freedom includes the ability and willingness to use, operate within, operate with-out, or discard any rule, construct, or phenomenon.
    Mark.

    • vinaire  On May 12, 2014 at 4:37 AM

      The core of affinity is how smooth and easy flowing the associations are. Space is secondary.

      • Chris Thompson  On May 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

        You are drawing lines and making something separate which I cannot see as separate. For example, Your “free flowing associations” depend upon harmonics or harmony no matter the EM type source. Space, attractiveness, charges, gravity, etc., seem to depend upon harmony (as you describe affinity) and space is wrapped up in this. Salient point for me is that space is a part of this mix. And when I say space, I do not only mean from this end of the ruler to this, but also possibly the precise makeup of looping, circular, helical, coiled, barely understood space.

        • vinaire  On May 12, 2014 at 7:54 PM

          This is work in progress. Don’t take it too seriously.

      • MarkNR  On May 17, 2014 at 7:55 AM

        On ‘Affinity’.

        Vinaire:
        “Space is secondary.”

        Mark:
        When something is ‘secondary’, it should be recognized as secondary, not discounted or assigned as primary.
        I am not always successful, but I try to assign my thoughts, observations, and opinions a proper grade weight, relative importance Gives me something to do when the lady is at work.
        Mark

        • vinaire  On May 17, 2014 at 8:13 AM

          I see space as part of the mechanics. To me affinity is how broad and inclusive my associations are, and how smooth and free of inconsistencies they are.

          There is simply a beautiful flow.

        • MarkNR  On May 17, 2014 at 9:41 AM

          When I have high affinity for, when I really like, say, a car, I want to be close to it, look at it from all angles. When I love a car, I want to touch it, experience it.

          It seems that a part of love is that moment of contact, of being a part of, on some level. At lower tones, it is expressed as physical contact only. At higher tones it includes an admiration, a genuine affection, a desire to be one.

        • vinaire  On May 17, 2014 at 2:26 PM

          Is there some inconsistency that you are looking at?

  • vinaire  On May 12, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Affinity is enlarged as one gets rid of one’s filters.

    • MarkNR  On May 12, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      A true statement by my experience. I find myself feeling closer to others, more connected to people, having more joy in interacting with others, more tolerant of others, as my work continues.
      Mark

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