Hello all. As promised, here are a few selected practical points/questions, which, among others, were discussed at the Education 2.0 Conference in Dubai last weekend from an international, multi-disciplinary and inter-generational perspective.
I’m very grateful for the honor of having been part of the Education 2.0 Conference in Dubai these days. Getting the opportunity to discuss with so many bright and kind minds and receiving the Outstanding Leadership Award is another fantastic kind of motivation to further contribute to humane and awareness-intelligent learning and education with progressive and well-balanced multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and inter-generational approaches. I want to thank the organizers, the committee and jury, and all participants and supporters for this vital work in serving the successful and healthy development of human potential.
Let’s continue the discussion. How would you answer?
If learners (including learners with special conditions) do not understand how we teach, then we should make ourselves understood. Do you agree that communication is the sender’s responsibility (not the receiver’s)?
Peer-to-peer learning is about students teaching each other. Do you see how you could use this approach more at our organization?
The cell phone offers a (low-threshold) possibility to report difficult topics to address in person, if necessary. Could we use the cell phone constructively and even more in our education work? Perhaps there would be a fun way to reward more regular contact, even during absences? Perhaps we could also use apps for tele-counselling/supervision more often?
To promote creativity and the openness required for it, it is important to prevent judgments as much as possible for the time being in the process. Are we (at any time) sufficiently judgment-free to make this possible?
Often ideas and solutions are judged based on our educational and cultural background. Do we always ask “why” to be aware of this?
Example: autistic people may stand out at school/work but be “normal” at home/recreation and learn more successfully there. Do we ask this environment enough about how learning happens otherwise?
The Institute for the Future predicts that about 80 percent of technology jobs in 2030 are unknown today. So how/what needs to be learned to keep up with the reality of work? Is there still a need for school/education in its current form?
The people concerned (e.g., people with ASD) are always the real experts on their condition. Are we using their expertise enough?
Psychological services/approaches in everyday life can help clients. Should/could we promote even more mindfulness training, meditation, and similar methods?
9 zu beantwortende praktische Fragen für bessere Lernerfahrungen (Education 2.0 Conference Dubai)
Hallo zäme. Wie versprochen, hier ein paar ausgewählte, evtl. für uns relevante und praktische Punkte/Fragen, welche unter vielem anderem an der Education 2.0 Konferenz in Dubai von letztem Wochenende international, inter-disziplinär und generationsübergreifend diskutiert wurden.
Wie würdet ihr antworten?
Wenn Lernende (inkl. Lernende mit speziellen Konditionen) nicht verstehen, wie wir lehren, dann sollten wir Lehr-/Erziehungspersonen dies verständlich machen. Findet ihr auch, dass Kommunikation in der Verantwortung des Senders (und nicht in der des Empfängers) liegt?
Peer-to-Peer Lernen nutzt, dass Kinder/Jugendliche sich gegenseitig Sachen beibringen. Seht ihr Möglichkeiten, wie wir diesen Ansatz bei uns noch mehr nutzen könnten?
Das Handy bietet eine (niederschwellige) Möglichkeit, persönlich schwierig anzusprechende Themen ggf. trotzdem zu melden. Könnten wir das Handy diesbezüglich konstruktiv und noch mehr in unserer Bezugspersonen-/Arbeitscoach-Arbeit nutzen? Vielleicht gäbe es eine spielerische Art, regelmässigere Kontakte auch während Zimmerzeiten und auf Kurven zu belohnen? Eventuell könnten wir auch Apps für Tele-Beratung/Betreuung verwenden?
Um Kreativität und dazu dienliche Offenheit zu fördern ist es wichtig, Beurteilungen/Urteile vorerst im Prozess möglichst zu verhindern. Sind wir (jederzeit) tatsächlich ausreichend urteilsfrei, um dies zu ermöglichen?
Oft werden Ideen und Lösungen aufgrund unserer erzieherischen und kulturellen Prägung beurteilt. Fragen wir dabei immer nach dem «Warum», um uns dies bewusst zu machen?
Beispiel: Autisten können in der Schule/am Arbeitsplatz auffallen, zu Hause/in Freizeit jedoch «normal» sein und dort erfolgreicher lernen. Fragen wir die Eltern/das Umfeld genug, wie Lernen sonst stattfindet?
Das Institute for the Future sagt voraus, dass ca. 80 Prozent der Technologie-Jobs von 2030 heute noch nicht bekannt sind. Wie/was muss also gelernt werden, damit die Entwicklung mit der Arbeitsrealität schritthält? Braucht es Schule/Erziehung in der heutigen Form noch?
Die Betroffenen (z.B. Leute mit ASS) sind immer die eigentlichen Experten ihrer Kondition. Nutzen wir ihre Expertise ausreichend?
Psychologische Dienste/Mittel im Alltag können Klienten helfen. Sollten/könnten wir noch mehr Achtsamkeitstraining, Meditation und die Nutzung ähnlicher Methoden fördern?
After the fact it starts Not kind, but smart The beginning denying Scientific high without the why Explaining the course, ignoring the source Why don’t we understand the grande Of life’s flow and what lets grow The trees and bees, desires of men He who dies forgets the lies The art of a reborn heart
DIE GRÖSSE DES LEBENS
Irgendwann begonnen Nicht freundlich, doch besonnen Des Anfangs zurückgewiesener Ursprung Wissenschaftliches Hoch ohne das Warum Den Verlauf erklärend, die Quelle verklärend Warum verstehen wir nicht die Grösse Vom Fluss des Lebens und was wachsen lässt Die Bäume und Bienen, das Wünschen der Menschen Erst drüben vergessene Lügen Wiedergeborene Herzen vermögen
Looking back to the last 10 years*, 7 in Japan, 3 in Switzerland, it feels exciting, like having entered a second life. Without shame of losing face, studying, and practicing. A learning path to Awareness Intelligence.
*Yes, sometimes I also look back … to learn without regret and without pressure to live up to a story others want to create for us.
A PATH TO AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE
Commonly unspectacular, a Swiss citizen’s life Eastward with the goal to further thrive When I arrive in the land of the rising sun Cultural clashes, there I’m Mathias Sager san
I would not have believed my greeting future Lost identity, emergence of an actualized father Through the eyes of a child, with a child, for a child A new land, far away, yet an inner view that died
Different, knowing, growing, fallen out of favor Refusing the call to fight, love seemed braver The shallowness of business passing by these eyes Remembering my daughter, and the world of lies
I’m doing it again; the challenges are teachers And teaching shall I be against the treacherous Conditional “love”, which I find our time’s disease If I can’t adapt, never will we have more peace
Curtains of tears are my entrance to the light Working all day and night, this path seems right Barriers bridged by worded paintings, painted poetry The magic of the three, third career that’s necessary
My friends, the books alone stand by in times of loss I do not fear death anymore; this pond I cross At the same time, obstacles, and sources of energy Putting into practice what I’ve studied in psychology
I was looking for happiness and found meaning, yes When I accepted meaning, happiness became meaningless Knowledge from the heart because reason is blinding The love for you gives purpose to everything
Civilization, shallow pleasures; they just exist In nature, I resist; in privileges, I don’t insist Inspired, I’m back to follow the calling An artist’s fitness, kindness, and wisdom, I’m all in
If open enough, one encounters ideas, even new ones, for which even the words are missing. If one tries to name these ideas aptly, our spelling is doubted. Clearly, the monopoly of defining terms and declaring important existing ideas dictates and those who do not comply are left as irrelevant behind search queries as unfound. For my part, I also help innovative, original ideas to exist, which have not (yet) received the favor of general knowledge; for there could be very important ones among them. That is why I am not afraid to create and use new, little known, and unpopular language. Have fun with it!
Three beasts of unawareness
Three doors to the soul
World of red
Like Relativity theory is essential to Physics, Awareness Intelligence guides a new understanding of the mental world. Contemporary issues such as health risks, conflicts, and inequality do point to a single most critical cause: Unawareness of lack of awareness. Awareness Intelligence is a specific constellation of ‘awareness about awareness’ and represents the break-through decoding of a socio-temporal structure of the human soul.
Without consciousness, we cannot think any thought. Without awareness, we cannot create meaning from our thoughts. Non-aware thinking (while it can be still “5-sensory”-conscious) is random, often problematically emotion-driven, and potentially confusing. Awareness Intelligence is about the intelligence of creating meaning in one’s mentalizing and about the intelligence of self-generating useful thinking through awareness. Such meaning- and useful (wholesome) thinking can be best described with a worldview consisting of a specific mental schema as possible to visualize with the socio-temporal matrix (see explanation for this term below).
Changes in a person’s life situation can rearrange one’s mental socio-temporal schema in such a way that new coherences emerge. A person may become enabled to follow coherently through on the chosen/valued temporal or social focus, which might represent a form of versatility and agency. Creating more coherence and, therefore, also more agency might be a learnable capacity. The ability to reflect on and mentally cover the whole socio-temporal scope of the world makes Awareness Intelligence.
For a starting point to the extensive research and writing behind Awareness Intelligence, I recommend:
Life is proving us constantly that peace is possible to the extent human awareness is embracing it. Consequently, if all the world is scoped-in for ambitions of peace, a peaceful world indeed becomes attainable. An awaria can come through the dissolution of the illusion of separated and separating personal and societal identities, which would not be bounded together by life across times. It will be a future world in which all human beings are aware of their shared awareness of life. Thanks to intelligent awareness, the relational and temporal modes of life will be better understood, accepted as an essential truth, and consequently being acted upon for individual well-being, collective thriving, and the common good. Awarian life is possible thanks to the systematic and continuous practice of Awareness Intelligence, the chief liberating and humanitarian enabler of a new age.
Part of Awareness Intelligence is the ability to mentally stretch to both sides of the circle of life. For our eternal soul that is a breeze, but for our human lifetime awareness and related thinking, it is a gymnastic split we need to practice for. All-inclusive and endless knowing requires to mentally stretch enough into the time before our physical birth, as well as into the time after our death to bend the timeline into a circle of perpetual and unified life. We have to sense our soul-relatedness to the immaterial consciousness to detach ourselves from the illusion of time that is only bound to objects such as our bodies. Despite the need to handle practical time for physical experiences, one needs to connect to the timeless sphere of universal intelligence. It is our human capacity to be aware of this co-existence of practical and universal, cosmic time; the awareness of the parallel truth of life, life’s immortal intelligence that breathes the energy vibrations of consciousness even into our objectified temporal bodily manifestation.
Human thought reaches farther than the sight of the eye. As thoughts and not the eyes create our circumstances, we should rather be aware of circumthoughts. Thought encircles all there is, ourselves, our relationships, and anybody imaginable anywhere in the world; a social panorama the eye is incapable of grasping. Also, thought encompasses eternity of time. We may not see immediate consequences of all thinking in the visible world, but our soul’s quality of inspiration and connectedness highly depends on the collective consciousness whose condition is influenced by all thoughts there are; of course, including ours. Thoughts are determining our spirituality, which has no contentual barriers and therefore is the cosmos of all. Think awareness-intelligently to contribute with full positive capacity and energetic attitude to this spiritual realm, which in turn, is the source and fuel of your and all further life as well. Our circumthoughts, not circumstances, represent the real context of conscious life.
Extuition is the illusion that we choose with intellectual logic, the belief that our believes are not believes but proven when they can be seen with our eyes. Extuition is the opposite of intuition, which is the inner voice that (if it is real intuition) comes from our eternal and universal source intelligence.
Having witnessed times of building war forces in spacetime, the time for exploring love in humantime has come. Awareness is not everything, but without awareness there is nothing. When consciousness becomes aware, when awakening becomes intelligent, and when balance becomes harmonious, humantime has begun. Think yourself aware, which is best done through self-reflection about ones socio-temporal mental worldview schemas (socio-/human – temporal/time).
The tripartite socio-temporal matrix of Awareness Intelligence provides for a mental reference system that empowers for spiritual exploration and practical application of meaning, love, and compassion that is teachable to anybody for increased well-being, organization thriving, and the common good alike.
The socio-temporal matrix was developed to assist in self-reflection as a visual guide to explore thought patterns in terms of the most essential dimensions of human psychology: the social and temporal world. These two dimensions put together in a coordinate system (x axis = temporal dimension; y axis = social dimension) form the novel socio-temporal matrix of mental worldview schemas. Each field of the matrix represents a building block of a person’s socio-temporal mental schema. In other words, these are the possible spots of socio-temporal thinking. Its configuration determines one’s life significantly as
humans are mind-wandering up to half of their waking time.
Expressed with mental worldview schemas, the three beasts of unawareness stand for the psychologically unhealthy spots in the coordinate system of the socio-temporal matrix. One beasts represents the possible ties of the past that create, e.g., loss of self, stagnation, and regret. The beast of the present exemplifies hurdles to awareness such as increasing distraction, e.g., through technology, and possible absorption from the world through meditative retreat into oneself. Last, the beast that endangers a fulfilling future, seduces through egoistic fears and over-identification with societal and cultural expectations. The three beasts of unawareness, in that sense, signify the antidotes to the healthy modes of Awareness Intelligence.
When we are not inheriting the past and instead do the work ourselves, we are fit for giving our best. This is the first of the three doors to the soul. Secondly, overcoming social anxiety through compassion leads to kindness that is as timeless as unconditional love. Such genuine kindness is the ticket to free from time and to access eternity. The third door to the soul opens when we follow the human calling of service to all, regardless of compensation and pulled by true inspiration.
The indefinite power of the human soul and mind can be unlocked as human beings evolve from doing ‘sightseeing’ to ‘thoughtthinking.’ This will intensify the understanding and appreciation of the mental world and propel the development of Awareness Intelligence. No field of science or any advanced forms of artificial intelligence have been able to solve the disconnect between the people that causes all the issues of inner and outer conflict. It’s the power of awareness that has the potential to link separateness together and to unify. It’s time to become more aware of our absence of awareness, the only way to solve the remaining problems of humanity, which are all due to shallow lives lost in thoughtless wandering.
The trinity warriors I have created are non-violent ‘fighters’ for Awareness Intelligence that comprises the three treasures of Taoism:
MODERATION leads to generosity (All are born the same as humans. There is no superiority of anyone, just different cultures, and societal norms. -> I’m thinking about my INTRAPERSONAL PAST. Who am I really regardless of my upbringing?)
COMPASSION leads to courage (Unconditional love removes fear from pressure, allowing to be oneself and even unliked amidst the expectations of others. -> I’m thinking about my INTERPERSONAL PRESENT where I share the present moment with others; are these free from judgment of the past and expectations into the future?)
HUMILITY leads to leadership (Benevolence and responsibility benefit all humanity rather than ego-inflated ambitions. -> I’m thinking about the EXTRAPERSONAL FUTURE that will outlast my lifetime. Am I leaving the next generation a better world?)
You can admire some of the trinity warriors and their awareness-intelligent qualities here:
How convenient that science creates formulas suggesting black holes resembling so much its sponsoring society of economic institutions and politics towards which all material gravitates. But maybe this is yet another cheat pack to distract from the truth? I know it’s trendy to cite Einstein, yet humanity hasn’t managed to leave its Newtonian world. While black holes support the narratives of the necessity of a humanity exposed to fear, greed, and destruction, I prefer a more positive worldview of human potential that educates about white holes (if it needs to be called a ‘hole’ at all). We don’t need to defend a taking dark warfully; instead, we needed to welcome the giving bright peacefully. Why is fear of material loss instilled instead of a notion of an infinite expansion of spiritual life?! The latter is more realistic (i.e., durable, constant, real). Ever-evolving life spirit and love have proven that they can’t be taken by a material-sucking black hole.
As opposed to the world of blue, red is the color code for aggressive emotional strain. A world of red visually depicts the endless strong hunger/greed of consumption society. On the other hand, a world of blue would mean spiritual strength of a blue water’s depth.
Last Sunday the “Kunst im Labor – Der Kunstmarkt mit dem besten Künstlergemisch” took place. Great organization, a fitting location in the city of Zurich, and most of all fascinating artists and visitors. I really enjoyed it to be in the midst of creatives, and creators, to discuss, to philosophize. Instead of mechanical likes, people with their verbal and non-verbal reactions. Sold art books physically, not just online, signed by hand for real people. The event left me with lasting impressions and contacts; wonderful. An artist in the wild; where else, when the connection to nature, in general, is so important.
I am already looking forward to the next of the monthly planned exhibitions; then as a visitor. For those who would also like to participate, I can only recommend it.
Photos: Patrick Sorrilha (Instagram: (@reinka_photography) and Larissa Ernst
Rückblick auf ‘Kunst im Labor’, Zürich 2022-10
Letzten Sonntag hat die “Kunst im Labor – Der Kunstmarkt mit dem besten Künstlergemisch” stattgefunden. Toll organisiert, passende Location in der Stadt Zürich, und vor allem faszinierende Künstler und Besucher. Ich habe es so richtig genossen, inmitten von Kreativen, Kreierenden sein zu dürfen, zu diskutieren, zu philosophieren. Statt mechanische Likes, Menschen mit ihren verbalen und non-verbalen Reaktionen. V.a. Kunstbücher physisch, nicht nur online verkauft, von Hand signiert für echte Menschen. Der Anlass hat für mich bleibende Eindrücke und Kontakte hinterlassen. Ein Künstler in freier Wildbahn; wo sonst, wenn doch die Verbindung zur Natur generell so wichtig ist.
Ich freue mich bereits jetzt auf die nächste der monatlich geplanten Ausstellungen; dann auch als Besucher. Für jene, die ebenfalls mitmachen möchten, kann ich dies nur empfehlen.
Organisatorin Kunst im Labor:
Fotos: Patrick Sorrilha (Instagram: (@reinka_fotografie) und Larissa Ernst
Disbelief to believe in my self Discomfort for the comfort of good health Through discourse, staying on my course It isn’t a disadvantage to not advance in the wrong direction Prevented disorder when order was given up Disharmony to create most harmonious composition Thoughts without content, and I’m most content too
Unglaube, um an mich selbst zu glauben Unbehagen für eine behaglich gute Gesundheit Durch Diskurs auf meinem Kurs geblieben Es ist kein Nachteil, nicht am falschen Teil zu hängen Verhinderte Unordnung, sobald die Ordnung aufgegeben Disharmonie erschafft die harmonischste Komposition Gedanken ohne Inhalt, und ich bin so gehalten wie noch nie
You thought two, ignorant of the three Experienced it, yet unaware to see Only when given up the only two Capable of intelligently thinking through You realized the magic of the three And now you too are whole and free
AUCH DU BIST GANZ UND FREI
Du dachtest zwei, unwissend der drei Erlebtest es, doch sahst es nicht auwei Die zwei, nur wenn sie aufgegeben Befähigen intelligent den Geist zu heben Einmal erkannt die Magie der drei Und nun bist auch du ganz und frei
The same civilization that causes the diseases Approves the methods to fight its symptoms So, they run to so-called experts who are trained Subsidized and promoted for diseases to be maintained Why not try to listen within and do the work Ah, yes, nobody wants to be alone and called a jerk
HÖR NACH INNEN
Die gleiche Zivilisation, die die Krankheiten verursacht Hat die Genehmigung zur Bekämpfung ihrer Symptome erbracht Also rennen sie zu sogenannten Experten, die trainiert Subventioniert und gefördert, die Krankheit weiter garantiert Warum nicht versuchen, nach innen zu hören, ohne Scheu vorm Aufwand Ah, ja, allein sein und als Idiot bezeichnet werden, das will niemand
Staying as supposed, the cage is closed The wings clipped, performance per script Vaccinated, sterile, shorn, and trained Provided with food, the senses screwed So sweet and loving, no disturbing longing Behind the eyes, but everyone denies A soul not freed, a being in need Stupid or gaged, in the golden cage
Verlässt uns nicht, der Käfig ist dicht Die Flügel gestutzt, als Amüsement genutzt Geimpft, steril, geschoren, trainiert Mit Nahrung versorgt, des Sinnes beraubt So süss und lieb, ohne störenden Trieb Doch hinter den Augen, wir wollen’s nicht glauben Eine Seele gefangen, ein Wesen am bangen Gezwungen oder dämlich, im goldenen Käfig