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A MIND not too narrowly set: A global mindset

GLOBAL MINDSET (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm)

“Most conflicts are based on black and white thinking, the fear of devaluation, and the threat to one’s own (cultural) identity. There is one level, though, the global mindset, on which black is also white.”

This text was published in the ‘Skilled Helper Collaborative’ (Thanks @Patty): https://pattywolters.com/blog/2021/05/28/mindset-skilled-helpers-collaborative/

I often hear that mindset is everything. This common knowledge is used in various contexts and as a ‘tool’ to reach different goals. “If you just put your mind on it, you can get it” became a standard approach in the personal development business. While it’s a good thing to have that knowledge and skill in one’s individual toolbox, I’m also interested in how humanity can achieve a mindset that brings the whole species forward as a whole. From an Awareness Intelligence perspective, my area of research and practice as a psychologist, it is about how to learn to set our minds for increased (if not maximum) true diversity and inclusiveness; something I consider to be crucial if we want to address a more peaceful world. I have written a lot (also in this collaborative) about Awareness intelligence. In terms of the topic of mindset, the concept of ‘global mindset’ possibly comes closest to what I mean.

Mindset: Where’s your attention?

At its heart, mindset is an attention-based approach to performance and for describing a global mindset, therefore, ‘international attention’ – attention to global strategic issues, attention to international beliefs and issues, can be used. How does international attention occur? In accordance with research, for example, traveling to foreign locations or discussing international issues fosters cosmopolitan thinking and behavior. I’ve experienced that during my international work and life as an expatriate in Japan. At the same time, my work as a psychologist and artist involves a high degree of a growth mindset, which might be positively influencing the development of a global mindset. For example, by expanding my horizon, I could fill in some of the blind spots of a fixed psychological map that all too often results in automatic judgment based on cultural understanding. Having a cultural identity makes people’s life easier; many do rely on cultural notions of categories of people to predict others, rather than considering people as individuals, and they favor people they consider to be members of their group. That provides for the human basic need for stability, respectively a sense of safety. in contrast, some people can overcome fear and enjoy more risky, complex, and elaborate thinking, and who are more willing to reexamine initial notions in light of new information. These are the ones who often are attracted to art, theoretical disciplines, and philosophy. But it can take them a long time to decide. Sometimes too long. Or never!

The development of intercultural sensitivity

Intercultural sensitivity is a helpful model for developing a global mindset. Intercultural sensitivity is high when one can adapt to add new behaviors to be more effective in moving in between cultures. In this model from Milton Bennet (1993), the experience of (cultural) difference is moving from more ethnocentric to more ethnorelative stages as follows:

  1. Denial: “I don’t think there’s any other way.”
  2. Defense: “My way is the best.”
  3. Minimization: “What we have in common is more important.”
  4. Adaptation: “I’m adding new behaviors to be more effective in a cross-cultural environment.”
  5. Integration: “I can move in between cultures.”

Personal development towards a global mindset is a hard process because discrepancies between global and situational meaning cause distress. In fact, most conflict is based on the fear of invalidation, the threat of one’s (cultural) identity. A high degree of self-reflection, fearless self-questioning, and openness to commit to giving up privileges and support unity in diversity is required. In short, tremendous effort is required to reduce the distressful discrepancy between situational and global meanings.

Instructions for global information processing

Views that are limited to narrow social boundaries are inhibiting the development of social networks. Such symptoms and communicative isolation in their most extreme forms are characteristics of autism, a distinctly defined illness since the 1940s. The good news is: People lacking more global information processing can be instructed to improve. Humanity is not ill, but it definitively requires instructions on how to develop higher levels of awareness to connect sincerely with others. Interestingly, the availability of more and more global information (i.e., the Internet) did not increase the state of humanity’s global mindset. Instead of teaching how to justify current political structures, which are always local, we should educate on how to become global citizens who care for all.

A shift from cultural competence to Awareness Intelligence

Global citizenship is not a travel lifestyle, it should rather be an attitude of compassion. Multi-relational ability in the sense of Awareness Intelligence is a precondition for cross-cultural competence but goes beyond as it is culture-neutral. Any travel starts within! Cultural competence can be developed by putting one’s feet in another’s shoes. Awareness Intelligence (see also related articles on www.mathias-sager.com), however, is putting one’s consciousness in another’s soul. This will not only enable us to experience some different walks of life but to learn to qualify all of life’s souls. Real and lasting change comes from the level of mental models that enable awareness. Only if the deep-rooted individual mindsets shift towards forming a regenerated collective of deculturized societal structures, human behavioral patterns will start to change accordingly as well. That’s the utopian world of my dreams, the passion in my teachings, the goal of my art, and my deepest belief that it’s still possible; for the benefit of the individual and the common good alike.

The Inter-present

Chapter 21 – The Inter-present

As for relationships, don’t revel in the past nor long for the future.

In relationships, all we have is now.

Therefore, the right spot for inter-personal affairs is the present moment. Although this seems to be in line with the popular wisdom of ‘living in the now,’ this saying as catchy as it is, is not exact enough. To find our real self, mental traveling into the past to our source of life is vital. As we’ll see, the projection of the future in the broader context of humanity is indispensable for a fully developed Awareness Intelligence too. Intelligently living in the present moment has special psycho-spiritual validity for inter-personal relationships.

Therefore, the inter-present, the second Awareness Intelligence mode, is referencing the knowing about direct interactions with others in which the current moment rather than the past or future counts to avoid unhealthy relational transactionalities.

After adolescence, we don’t need relationships so much anymore as a matter of necessary support for survival and psychological well-being. Of course, expressing one’s love in direct interaction with other people is always enriching life. In addition, the connection to one’s source, others, and to humanity in its entirety, is addressed by the intra-past and extra-future awarenesses. These relationships can be established introspectively. Thanks to according right view, nobody needs to feel coming from solitude or having to walk the future alone anyway. However, the extreme emphasis of science and popular opinion on the promise of salvation through relationships as the most critical happiness factor is implying quite the opposite. Many people believe that they would not be complete without a legally bounded better half, that everybody needs somebody to romantically relate to and be taken care of, that one has to be someone’s personified treasure, and that an embodied relationship is the source of all strength. These prince-and-princess fairytales are sweet to promote the continuance of family lines, the stability of societal power structures, and the economy of dependability. The problem is that people are made to believe that without their dependency they would lose a part of themselves. They suffer from the misbelief that they wouldn’t be worthy anymore, or that they would lack the energy that can only be sourced from others from the outside.

This is severely compromising self-reliance and self-efficacy, both of which are the key factors for a human being to thrive and fulfill their purpose of life to be and give their true self.

Self-efficacy as the belief in one’s ability to succeed is crucial in achieving success in any aspect of life. However, if convictions in future achievements result in the establishment of goals and attachment to outcomes, then disappointment and fear of non-achievement and loss become inevitable. Believing in possibilities does not mean to sacrifice the present moment for anybody in the sense of not enjoying it together with others. We appreciate ourselves in giving joy to others.

The inter-present Awareness Intelligence mode is all about connecting one’s potential from the intra-past with the welfare of the extra-future for all to enjoy concrete inter-personal moments to its fullest.

Self-efficacy enables self-reliance. Only a team of self-reliant individuals can count on each other. Only a partnership built on interdependency rather than dependency harnesses both individuals’ potential, and only relationships with equal participants can support each other in personal and mutual growth.

Only if we think about our relationships being entirely present in the now, and only if we keep inter-personal affairs free from past and future considerations, do we cultivate awareness-intelligent liaisons. It is when we don’t judge others according to their past, when we don’t resent them for something they may have said or could say, and when we don’t expect anything for the future that we are free to see things and people how they really are now. The same is true for objects and even our body. They are meant to be enjoyed in the moment. What does it matter now how they were before and will be later on? The body underlies the law of the now; it can only be enjoyed in the present moment. As for the mind though, we got the ability, starting from a primordial self-awareness, to be alert in the present, and expand our awareness into the future. Such an extended and multi-directional quality of the mind does not fall prey to a present-moment boundedness and is able to navigate time freely. Like a bird can you let your thoughts fly across the infinite topology of awareness.

To be healthily social is keeping relationships consequently in the presence. If we refer to others according to their past, we don’t allow them to have changed, and we may miss who they presently really are. If our behavior towards others is influenced by future-directed fears of punishment or hopes for rewards, we put conditions on relationships.

If we expect reciprocity when exchanging favors, the relationship becomes transactional. Feelings of obligations and guilt are the result, which is quite the opposite of the true nature of love, which is unjudgmental and unconditional.

Have you ever noticed the realer than real reality of reading? This is because of the present moment interactivity between you and the book, decoupled from your sense of an identity respectively an inter-personal past or future. A book is always here for you but does not expect anything in return. A book is not interested in your past, it just responds to your current attention. It does not take it personally whether you take or leave its advice and what you make of it in the future. Books offer the same to everybody. However, the less you expect from them and the more open you are, the more you potentially will get. Every book contains the life a living author has breathed into it.

If we can experience others like a book and be for them like one too, we allow them and us non-transactionally, unconditionally loving realer than real life experiences.

Whatever our feelings towards others, if they are not good, it’s most probably because we project something into the person’s past or future. The mere act of past or future projection is distorting the true nature of others and, as we are the mirror ourselves, we are actively creating this temporally misinterpreted picture. The only way to love is to see the timelessness in others. It is the same timelessness we find when we look into our true selves’ intra-pasts. If we become aware of this holy and wholly presence, fundamental misunderstandings on a human level, mistrust, and perceptions of separateness fade.

Whenever somebody is accessing ours and letting access their timeless being, she or he has become an angel to us.

If you have forgiven people (which means you have prevented to stay in the unhealthy inter-past) and trust the future of your relationships (which means you have abandoned the harmful inter-future) you are ready to stay awareness-intelligently in the inter-present. This is the way of pure enjoyment.

Cultivating inter-presence as a psycho-spiritual stance will inevitably influence your further actions and interactions. You may still have to practically consider when to have to negotiate and enter transactions and manage projects of any kind with practical terms and conditions defining professional relationships along a timeline. However, always being aware of the self-empowering, unconditionally loving, and divinely intelligent energy that is emanating from a pure inter-presence awareness will align you with the real law and meaningful joy of life.

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now

Chapter 11 – Individual revolution, human evolution

Chapter 12 – Mental coordinate system

Chapter 13 – Ignorance is not bliss

Chapter 14 – Awareness Intelligence is learnable

Chapter 15 – The difference between Awareness Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

Chapter 16 – Technology and the distributed intelligence of the mind

Chapter 17 – The choice to be part of something bigger

Chapter 18/19 – The structure and dimensions of life: The socio-temporal matrix (three tenets of Awareness Intelligence)

Chapter 20 – The Intra-past

Coming next:

Chapter 22 – The Extra-future

The Intra-past

Chapter 20 – The Intra-past

It’s not others or circumstances that make us aware in the first place, although they can help to trigger the process.

It is you who is giving awareness to yourself. It is you who is open to becoming aware. All it needs is that you start with giving yourself the gift of honesty and self-compassion to become one with the humantime of your intra-past.

To be properly in the intra-past, some alienation from others, and a self-alienation from the inter- and extra-past, is necessary. Of course, you want to stay social and cooperative with the ones close to you in your life, although with time the nature of these relationships may transform as your awareness regenerates. Separation from yourself and others means, in a psycho-spiritual way, that you let go of your identity, which is based on social conformity and cultural beliefs that would be misbeliefs in a different culture. You also have to let go of attachment to others’ judgments, which are opinions only and have little if anything to do with truth.

By distancing yourself from the idealized role you have learned to assume during all the years of education, socialization, and enculturation, you begin to see who you really are.

Young children don’t need to learn what honesty, fairness, empathy, and compassion are. It’s amazing how children from the beginning know how to love fearlessly; an ability that many grown-ups seem to have forgotten. You don’t need to recall specific events; rather contemplate yourself as a young child, as a newborn, and even as an expected baby before conception that has made its way to its birth without fail, without any support from society, without cultural rules or the advice of any experts. That way, bring yourself into contact with the life animating force from which you came.

As you came from it, you are it. You come from what you were part of before. Each of us is one specific human-type cell of the whole cosmic energy body.

It’s impossible that you are not of your origin. If you got this, you’ve established the foundation of intra-past awareness.

A child does not care about history; it does not have much of it anyway. And yet it is not a matter of age to know what’s right and what’s not. Young children take other people without reservation, regardless of their past, indifferent of their inherited fame, and unconcerned of their economic status. Children, before being taught otherwise, don’t care about how other people look except for their more or less friendly expression. They don’t care about race, size, fashion, and accessories. Children start to interact with whoever is genuinely interested in and willing to on a psychological level. What a clear expression of that all life is connected.

Like water that always flows together again is life finding life unmistakably to unite in love again.

That’s our natural tendency to live life. It’s the only desire, if we stay aware of it, whose pursuit can make us feel truly alive. No possessions or status can substitute for it. Don’t believe any stories that destroy your confidence in connecting to your life source and any other human beings with whom you share the same.

There is a tragicomical saying that, unfortunately, hits the nail right on the head: A banker, a worker, and an immigrant are sitting at a table with twenty cookies. The banker takes nineteen cookies and warns the worker: “Watch out, the immigrant is going to take your cookie away.” As the ones in power don’t want to give up their privileges, people are kept fearfully in survival mode. Survival concerns are best stirred up by propagating a materialistic view on life.

Our immortal soul’s drive is not about survival; it rather needs freedom from the mind’s concern to solely survive.

People with the concern to survive don’t aspire to thrive. They are not motivated to be as fast as they could, for example. To survive before the chasing bear, being only the second slowest is sufficient to ride out. And that’s how people socially compare and construe their story of being relatively OK.

As we deserve to be not judged by our past, we should not judge others according to the labels they are given.

The socio-economic status of people doesn’t tell us much about their human qualities. Try to see people’s soul regardless of social personality appearances. Don’t waste your thoughts on interpreting equipment, façade styles, and fashions. They are not relevant to our true self, and they are gone as fast as they came. We are not our social personalities. Clinging to our social identity and old ways of thinking about ourselves makes us in any case matter less than we deserve. Artificial rules that protect selfish interests are not natural laws of life. Yes, actually money grows on trees. Just, the land where the trees grow has been misappropriated. Even worse, our memory, our awareness of this land of abundance that once had belonged to all has been taken too. Now laws ensure that the treasures don’t need to be shared anymore at all.

Children are dependent on the care received from their parents and other adults in the culture they are born into. For them, inter-psychological learning, the influence of other people is unavoidable. Their survival depends on following their caregivers. Such dependencies should not exist anymore later on in life though. An adult person can re-build her or his identity intra-psychologically.

It is of intra-past intelligence when you realize the possibility, even the necessity of your socio-cultural independence. Intra-past awareness allows you to free yourself from backward-related definitions of your person by others.

It is an awareness-unintelligent trap to let one being defined by others opinions and beliefs.

When I moved abroad and ended up being on myself in a completely different culture, there was nobody and nothing anymore that would have supported and validated my identity at that time. For my new environment far away from my former social networks, jobs, and possessions that had defined me to a significant extent for a long time too, I then was left to be just an unknown foreigner. Therefore, I could not and did not have to live up to any story anymore. What an opportunity. I’ve realized how foolish it had been to build one’s personality too much on the unstable ground of externals. Meanwhile, having left most of the external things and values behind, there has remained one true identity-giving source: The inner self. I’ve found my true self when mentalizing back to before I had grown into an adult body, before I was associated with a certain social status, and before I started to hold on to a variety of achievements and acquisitions. Now literally as an alien in a foreign country, I became aware of what was left, what will always be left, and I mentally returned to the core of whom I am: The consciousness that is all and my origin of life.

For all my life I was looking for happiness. Now I found meaning. And when I accepted meaning, happiness became meaningless. That’s when I started to really enjoy life again.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said more than a hundred years ago that history should be banned from school. I agree in the sense that the common issue of glorifying the past and using it to legitimate and reinforce established power structures, for example in politics, is hindering real improvement.

The world needs new solutions to old problems.

A spirit-based awareness to overcome ego-based identification is needed. Rather than closing down for victories, humanity needs to open up for progress.

Just because things are our culture, they are not necessarily good. Good is what increases awareness.

By definition, culture is a set of widely unconscious norms and beliefs, artifacts, and institutions of only a particular group of people that have developed over generations. It fosters in-group bias that tends to over-favoring the own culture and negatively stereotyping cultures other than the own one. In a way, promoting in-group adhesion is following the economic principle of making things scarce. In that sense, the source of affection, praise, friendship, and love is made reserved to the own group and therefore is increasing the group’s perceived value. However, differing viewpoints and new solutions often come only from a cross-cultural, broader and more diverse perspective that is free of group interests. Of course, not everyone can have a cross-cultural background, nor is it affordable or practical for most people to leave their environment, to travel extensively, or to live in another destination for sustained periods of time. Nevertheless,

Everybody can develop an intra-past awareness that is sufficiently culture-free and independent to heal from limiting and hateful beliefs

and to give access to what is real: Pure energy and love that has the executive intelligence to change everybody and everything.

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now

Chapter 11 – Individual revolution, human evolution

Chapter 12 – Mental coordinate system

Chapter 13 – Ignorance is not bliss

Chapter 14 – Awareness Intelligence is learnable

Chapter 15 – The difference between Awareness Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

Chapter 16 – Technology and the distributed intelligence of the mind

Chapter 17 – The choice to be part of something bigger

Chapter 18/19 – The structure and dimensions of life: The socio-temporal matrix (three tenets of Awareness Intelligence)

Coming next:

Chapter 21 – The Inter-present

Awareness Intelligence is learnable

Chapter 14 – Awareness Intelligence is learnable

Comprehensive awareness is like the capturing of light, which is our soul’s essential yearning.

Life itself wants to reveal itself to us. Even if we close our eyes, some light is shining through the lids. The clouds are not a part of the sky. It’s never completely dark; there is always radiating vividness. To see clearly, open your eyes and wait until the clouds are gone. They are just the changing and passing stories others and we tell ourselves.

Look up, open up, reflect the light, and enlighten your awareness. That’s how you regain orientation and freedom that comes from foresight, providence, and trust.

Arthur Whimbey, the progressive author who published Problem Solving & Comprehension in 1979, evidenced that any intelligence can be taught through instruction on problem-solving and strategic thinking. There is less agreement though on what strategic decision-making competencies shall be. Of course, cognition, social and individual values and beliefs might influence one’s choices. When relying on beliefs, however, there is always the risk of unsystematics and misbeliefs being considered. Awareness Intelligence provides a universal framework for decision-making to know in a coherent and most substantial way

  • where one is coming from,
  • where one is currently at, and
  • where one can go.

Total awareness, if applied consequently, is an unerring advisor for avoiding mental short-cuts in strategic decision-making such as over-reliance on anecdotes and stereotyped self- and other-images.

Awareness Intelligence can be developed by any healthy individual.

Everybody has the mental ability to extend linear time and social relations towards the inclusiveness of the eternity and entirety of humankind.

All it takes is to pay attention and motivate oneself by knowing about the tremendous benefits of Awareness Intelligence for one’s private and professional life. A shortage of continual and all-encompassing awareness manifests through a mental disengagement that results in self-consumption. Views of narrow social boundaries are inhibiting the development of social networks. Such symptoms and communicative isolation in their most extreme forms, are characteristics of autism, a distinctly defined illness since the 1940s. The good news is: People lacking more global information processing can be instructed to improve. Humanity is not ill, but it definitively requires instructions on how to develop higher levels of awareness to connect sincerely with others. Humans can change their thinking, which in itself even changes the structure and functioning of the brain. Science found that the brain is much more plastic and developable than ever assumed. If we are self-aware, we have to admit that we probably did never give a hundred percent. There always goes a bit more.

It is not genetics that is limiting us. Most of us don’t explore all the options we have, don’t go to the top of their possible peak performance, and many do not think as hard and systematic as they probably could. There is no excuse for not learning how to become more awareness-intelligent.

We wish to be intelligent to perform tasks such as reading, calculating, solving technical problems, create music, understand nature, be a good employee or entrepreneur, and so forth. These may all be important to fulfill social roles. And, social comparison is a strong happiness factor. People tend to be content if they do well compare to others. Because there are always others who do let us appear compare unfavorably, the choice of a limited circle of easy-to-compare others might be a comforting self-protection strategy. However, such avoiding behavior also prevents from connecting to broader and more diverse walks of life. The measurements of traditional intelligence quotients have only amplified competition unnecessarily. It’s not necessary to compare to others and derive satisfaction from relative high scores in intelligence tests in areas we even don’t feel drawn to naturally as these, in fact, are not of most fundamental relevance to a soul-inspired human life.

It is unnecessary to feel judged as a human being by predominantly commercially defined concepts of intelligence.

Social comparisons are causing a lot of discrimination, feelings of unworthiness, and related suffering.

What makes people really joyful is their capacity for self-determination.To be awareness intelligent means to be in the driver seat, to function mentally well, and enjoy psychological well-being.

Once you will have experienced the power of Awareness Intelligence, a return to ordinary pseudo-knowing won’t be possible as your life got changed. And again, as Charles Duhigg states, willpower too “is a learnable skill, something that can be taught the same way kids learn to do math and say “thank you.”

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now

Chapter 11 – Individual revolution, human evolution

Chapter 12 – Mental coordinate system

Chapter 13 – Ignorance is not bliss

Coming next:

Chapter 15 – The difference between Awareness Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

Awareness Intelligence (A brief introduction)

The next step in human evolution

            For the same reason as to why Relativity theory is important to Physics, Awareness Intelligence is necessary for a new understanding of the mental world in Psycho-spirituality. Awareness Intelligence is the lawfully tripartite awareness about awareness. If we move on from relative perceptions in fragmented spacetime to absolute connections in holy, whole, and wholesome humantime, the next quantum leap in human evolution can be taken, for individual well-being, organizational thriving, and the common good alike. Finally, concepts of enlightenment can be demystified by the socio-temporal matrix of Awareness Intelligence. It’s time for the spiritually rational Homo conscientia, the aware human to evolve in a post-shallow-happiness era that is all about meaning.

The socio-temporal matrix

            The dimensions of intra-, inter-, and extra-personal human relations and the past, present, and future modes of time plotted into a socio-temporal matrix can be used to explain the fabric of the human soul. This mental coordinate system reveals three ultimately intelligent fields, the three tenets of Awareness Intelligence. First, the ‘intra-past’ as the combination of the intra-personal with the past, which is the source of intuition that enables authentic minding. Second, the ‘inter-present,’ which derives from the inter-personal dimension crossed with present time and that leads to awareness as the precondition for self-generated thought free from stressful transactionalities. And third the ‘extra-future,’ which is the intersection of the extra-personal with the future that completes Awareness Intelligence in allowing it to be whole-human scope thinking both from a relational and temporal point of view.

Socio-temporal matrix

A life aligned to humantime

            Modern societies’ lifestyle went global, while awareness stayed, for the most part, local. This leads all too often to sympathy without empathy. Contemporary issues such as health risks, conflicts, inequality, and poverty do point to a single most critical cause: Unawareness of lack of awareness. But now the logic of Awareness Intelligence has been deciphered and it can be learned as a meta-cognitive strategy. Besides the ability to socially scope in all humanity, the notion of a linear life timeline has to be stretched into a two-sided continuum of time that bends into circular eternity. Like the world is not a finite plate with angst-inducing ending edges, our energetic life is not confined between birth and death. There are three entry points to liberating cosmic humantime: The self-accepting mind-travel to before birth, the immersion into parallel time trough unconditional love, and the compassionate mental expansion towards after death. Awareness-intelligent people can disrupt conditioned misbelieves and unlearn unhealthy habits. How? By tracing back their story to where it started, all back to their intra-past; by expressing their language of reverence by letting others become who they really are too; and by finding their purposeful servicing based on timeless kindness. We can enjoy social interactions together in the inter-present, but the past belongs to us, and the future ultimately belongs to all to come.

Practicing Awareness Intelligence

            Think about a tripod and how its three legs need to interact simultaneously to provide a stable stand. Only by such a well-established awareness, the coherent arcs of sharper thought can be captured. Awareness Intelligence offers solutions that are never in a hurry, but all about importance. Awareness is not everything, but without awareness there is nothing. The reader will learn how to cultivate circumthinking to see the chances, how to think thrice before choosing how to make oneself and others feel, and how it is possible to change thinking from the layer from where thought arises: one’s awareness. When consciousness becomes aware, when awakening becomes intelligent, and when balancing dualism becomes a harmonious trinity of awareness, humantime has begun. Begin to apply a ‘watch-listen-walk’ attitude as your new invaluable mental guard: watch the intra-past, listen to the inter-present, and walk the extra-future. Become an attentive and agile dancer who can control the body, cooperate with the mind, and coordinate the congeniality of human souls to fully enjoy the deepest experiences of the socio-temporal dance of life.

© 2019 Mathias Sager