Ignorance is not bliss

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An oppressive manager in an organization may be a loving father of a family. A nation’s tyrant leader may be favorable for many organization’s success. A brutal xenophobic may care a lot for the wealth of the natives of his country. What appears right on one level, can be quite the opposite on another level. There is a serious issue with how people come to restrict their awareness about their social scope of care. It’s time wisely spent to learn to understand all that better. Continue reading

Mental coordinate system

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The mental map of awareness uses human relations (the social dimensions) on the vertical reference line, and time (the temporal dimensions) on the horizontal axis. These are the inherently relevant aspects of human awareness. Plotted as a mental reference system, they will help to establish the socio-temporal structure that is required to focus what is relevant for the human soul. Continue reading

Individual revolution, human evolution (overcoming psychic blindness)

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Today, humans do not evolve through physical challenges anymore, but rather through mental adaptiveness. Instead of pills we need a different quality of the mind that is not resulting in mental dysfunction, suffering, and aggression. Awareness Intelligence can serve as a natural human enabler whose potential is revolutionary on the individual and evolutionary on the human level. Continue reading

Expanding the here and now

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What if you lived your conscious life confined to an inner shrinkage of the like of a so-called Matryoshka, a ‘Russian Doll,’ not realizing that you could be the whole and therefore missing even the prospect of ever seeing the world’s bright shining as it can only be experienced from the outermost layer? It’s up to us on which level our awareness resides. Continue reading

Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

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It’s time to demystify spiritualism. To become a deep-grounding, alert, and compassionate human being, you need to use your mental capacities to increase the receptivity of the canvas on which consciousness, experiences, and thoughts are projected. There is no privilege of awakening and there is no such thing as accidental enlightenment. You are already all it takes to learn to understand and practice the full Awareness Intelligence of human relations and time within you. Continue reading

Missing systematics and links in science

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In most of today’s scientific research, I find it still difficult to see how the link between the universe and human psychology is made. In the context of understanding life and its signification for human existence overall, some dots undoubtedly remain unconnected. It is overdue to think more and in different ways about how we develop and use awareness. Continue reading

Distraction of the mass

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While in prior days information was just not available, today its sheer volume and tendentially one-sided curation are leading to distraction. This is indeed utterly dangerous because by devouring our attention, distractive practices are hindering the flow of consciousness to our awareness; as a result, we get deprived of inspiration. Continue reading

Increasing the attention span

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It is not enough to dwell a couple of minutes per day in practicing awareness. We become what we always think. If we cannot be consistently aware of the full social scope, which is all humanity, and if we cannot envision simultaneously the complete range of time, spanning from the even farthest away past to the most distant future, we haven’t learned to be genuinely awareness-intelligent. Continue reading

Broadening the social scope

Today, geographical barriers across the globe dissolve, yet our thinking remains lacking global reach. Indeed, humanity so far did not keep mentally up with the speed of globalization. It has not developed a responding mindset that embraces an equally global world view from a humanistic perspective. This leads to sympathy without empathy, which is out of sync with reality and has severe implications. Continue reading

Awareness as the hinge between consciousness and thought

Without consciousness, we cannot think any thought. Without awareness, we cannot create meaning from our thoughts. Non-aware thinking 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. Continue reading

Reading from Awareness Intelligence (Part I: Introduction) on YouTube

I’m reading from Awareness Intelligence. This and any parts of the text need to be seen in the context of the whole, as some mentioned ideas will be explained elsewhere. Content over form: I wished I’d be better in writing, speaking, and presenting. However, the topic is too important! In that sense, thank you very much for listening, engaging, and providing any feedback anyway. 🙂 Like Relativity theory is essential … Continue reading

Leadership & (Em-)Power(-ment)

From our ‘80% Percent is Psychology’ session, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019. Thanks all for the great discussions! Force causes counter-force; and transactional leadership likely results in compliance only; It is transformational leadership based on inspiration and collaboration that increases most follower’s involvement and true commitment. It is not the acquisition of power (whether it be positional or personal), but the mindset through which it is employed which determines the nature … Continue reading

To be free requires freedom to learn

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Thankful for another night being free to learn.   Slides:

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. – Carl Rogers

10 takeaways from the 80% is Psychology session ‘Learning and motivation’. Tokyo, November 7, 2018.   Presentation and discussions:

Beyond the brain (Takeaways from 80% is Psychology)

Takeaways from our event on October 24th, 2018. Thanks for the discussions. Please see also https://www.facebook.com/colorfulgrowth/ 1.Know that the brain has different chemical processes for addictive pleasure experiences (neurotransmitter is dopamine) versus more long-term, empathic, and self-sufficient happiness-related behavior (neurotransmitter is serotonin). 2.Reduce distractions, especially to avoid over-dependence (addiction) to technology and social networks that interrupt your attention and learning. 3.Increase for how long you are able to stay offline … Continue reading

Social Learning & Developing a Growth Mindset (7 Takeaways from 80% is Psychology)

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Takeaways from our event on October 24th, 2018. Thanks for the discussions. Please see also https://www.facebook.com/colorfulgrowth/ Slides:

For the Love of Learning

For the love of learning!:-) October 10th, 19:00 at J-Global, B2 Yaesuguchi Kaikan, 1-7-20 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 〒103-0028 https://www.facebook.com/events/296127901169930/ “We shouldn’t teach great lessons, we should teach a love of learning.” [- Inspired by B.F. Skinner]

Rediscover Psychology; Know Yourself.

Come and join us on October 10th, 19:00 at J-Global, Tokyo station/Yeasu. https://www.facebook.com/events/296127901169930/

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

Aristotle said “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” What’s your experience? Come and discuss with us at ‘80% is Psychology: The History & Philosophy of Learning for Life’ on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, 19:00 (B2 Yaesuguchi, Tokyo Station) Please help to spread the word. Thanks and Cu https://www.facebook.com/events/296127901169930/

80% is Psychology: The History & Philosophy of Learning for Life

Public Event · Hosted by Mathias Sager – School & Advisory and J-Global Inc., Tokyo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/296127901169930/ Meetup (Ticket): https://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Self-Leadership-Meetup/ Hello and welcome! Whether in a few or many single sessions picked according to your interest, or be it by attending the whole certificate courses, you will learn, reflect upon, discuss and start to apply: How to improve individual well-being, organizational performance, and social contribution for your private life and professional … Continue reading